Category Archives: food

Vaguelish: “Vegetable”… OK, Which Kind?

Uhh, yeah… and while I might have sympathies for those who unfortunately are vision impaired, at least I can fully well see that this thing that the label’s clinging onto is a vegetable.

It doesn’t look like anything else. Like, say — oh well, this being a David Feng blog — a train ticket.

The thing is, what kind of a vegetable is this? There are loads of them. I’m picking a few off my favourites list: broccoli, cauliflower… carrot? (My wife’s always in the kitchen. I’m no cook!)

Rather than being vague (and making the expats store Jenny Lou’s look odd), the label might grow a little extra brains and tell folks what the heck the thing is — oh wait. That looks like spinach…

So say it’s spinach! On the label…

What It Should Read: Vegetable
Taken summer 2011 in Beijing

Great Food from “New Orlean” — As Found In Beijing

I have to say — when you bang into someone (especially girls) here in China that have good command of the English language, they blast off like a rocket and there’s little you can do to stop engaging them in conversation. They’re that good.

Sadly, when I was at a restaurant with a friend who was that brilliant in English as of late, I was disappointed (but also amused) with the Chinglish on the menu. Especially for getting New Orleans wrong…

I was also a fair bit upset that there were no potatoes on offer — what would I make of the nearest equivalent, the patato?…

What It Should Read: New Orleans Wings; Potato Waffles
Taken 27 January 2011 in Beijing

PS — the “Shirmp Dots” also look suspect…