Funniest Menu Mistakes

Because sometimes things get lost in translation

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Not everything makes a smooth translation over to English

Part of the fun when you travel is tasting the local flavors. It’s always fun trying new dishes at restaurants; it’s all part of the adventure, right? Stepping outside your comfort zone and trying foods you may not have normally considered trying can be a great opportunity for personal growth. Some dishes, though, may be a bit more adventurous than others. We’re not talking about trying guinea pig while traveling through Peru; instead, we are talking about dishes that are probably completely harmless, but whose names have been completely lost in translation.


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All Thai food is pretty much amazing, but this dish leaves us a bit worried.


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The first two choices look just the littlest bit better. Don’t you agree?


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A made-to-order hamper. That’s exactly why we chose this café!


Flickr:Kevin Slavin

We’re guessing maybe this is one pastry that’s filled with beans, but either way we’ve lost our appetite.


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Fried what now? That can’t be right. All things considered, it sounds like it could be meaty.


Alexandra E. Petri

Ok, so it might not be a menu, but still, this one leaves us scratching our heads. 

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