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translations for Chinese menus?


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translations for Chinese menus?

MC Slim JB | Feb 18, 2003 10:41 AM

Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a dictionary specifically tailored for deciphering Chinese restaurant menus?

I see posts like the recent "Brief List of Eats", in which Limster describes ordering at "a crisp Teochew stir-fry (in Chinese on the back of the menu)" at Ho Yuen Ting. I wish I could do that, but am stuck with English-language menus, which obviously omit a lot of the kitchen's treasures.

I'd love to find the menu equivalent of the appendix of a book I own on Hong Kong action cinema, which maps English-language titles to the original Cantonese and Mandarin ones. I bring it with me to Chinatown video stores and point to what I want. Any help?

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