Wednesday, April 22, 2009

American


Summar saw this in IL. So, um, it's not in china, I guess. Actually, this sign reminded me of this fascinating video of a lecture about the history of "Chinese" food in America. It would be funny if in the restaurant they actually had, like, Japanese food, or Thai or something.

7 comments:

Laura Dotson-Thomson said...

Well, to me it makes sense, since the chinese food I had in China last October was nothing like the "chinese" foods here. And, most "chinese" places I know about here in the midwest are actually run by koreans or asians from other countries besides China. But I don't think that's what they had in mind with the grammar. I wonder if they serve "chicken" and "pork" like they do in Beijing...

davel23com said...

On a trip to Chicago a couple of years back I ate at a "Chinese" restaurant. It was so bad I would feel comfortable calling the fare "food".

Alex Valencic said...

It seems to be a common experience in Illinois: Chinese restaurants that serve non-Chinese food. No wonder they get away with it by using the quotes!

Pink said...

Maybe they have dog and cat on the menu.

Taryn said...

Oh man- that is too good.

lauralyn said...

Our local Chinese food restaurant is called "C'est Bon". They have deepfried mars bars on the menu (and pad thai) so they would qualify for a "chinese" sign.

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