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I had to pop to the international student center at uni to sort some visa stuff, and couldn't resist getting some snaps of this sign. I haven't even attempted to decipher anything that's on there, but there's plenty on there to keep one busy, especially if you are looking to perfect your 'reading handwriting' skills! I'd love to hear feedback on what people have written (there's not a lot on there I can read, other than the middle hah)!
What kind of food can you get here, and what are its 3 qualities?
Who's the author referred to. And if you already know the answer, don't post it until everyone else has had a shot ;-)
(You can click the photos to enlarge them.)
The waitress brings a pencil along with the menu, and you put a check mark below the items that you want to eat. She told me it didn't matter which box I checked, one of which is for ordering an item a la carte 单点 and the other for ordering an item as part of a larger meal 加单。
She returns later with a typed receipt for the order as it was entered into their system. Always a good idea to double check at that point to be sure there was no mixup. Pricing category designations appear beside the name of the item: 特点，大点，中点，小点。
I always try to pick up a blank extra menu so I can study it at my leisure later in the day and do a better job of ordering tomorrow.
If you figure out and learn these 12 items, you might not be a dim sum virtuoso, but you won't go hungry and will be able to gain a toehold in the dim sum world.
So, what do we think of the calligraphy on show here?
I like to think of some poor foreign student recognising the first character and assuming from context he can get his puncture sorted out off to the left.
Love of your own safety and respiratory health optional.
And what better to start with than breakfast?
Now is it just me, or is that a nicely written sign?
Because even the finest of us need to be reminded.
I wonder what a non-民用 key is.
葱爆羊肉 for me. What's everyone else having?
Quiz: The Chinese name doesn't match up with the English one. Who or what was it named after? Where does Kiroran come into it?
And if you already know the answer, don't post ;-)
Signs like this are (or were) common, as people tried to order their own surroundings a bit closer to the heart's desire.
You can all write this from memory, can't you? Taken by Randall in Beijing in 2006.