Rantings of a sub-editor

September 17, 2010

Mmm, yummy

Filed under: oops! — substuff @ 9:43 am

Yep, that’s right. This is the kind of holiday snap I take! In response to an article on Guardian.co.uk about bad menu writing. I think we can let these folks off though, what with them being Japanese and all.



  1. Dammit. My efforts at being intelligent and insightful usually earn me an average of 60 views a day. Sometimes more than 100, sometimes less than 20 (on a sunny Saturday, for example). But put up a blurry photo of a menu with the word cock in it, and suddenly I am over 100 views before midday. Perverts!

    Comment by substuff — September 17, 2010 @ 10:48 am | Reply

  2. I’m sure somewhere in the world that would not be out of place on a cooking menu.

    Comment by Andy — September 17, 2010 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

    • I’d like to read that restaurant review!

      Comment by substuff — September 17, 2010 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

  3. I can’t help but wonder what the dish is called in the original Japanese. Thanks for brightening my day.

    Comment by Pudsey Pindoctor — September 22, 2010 @ 12:35 pm | Reply

    • I think the Japanese differentiate between male and female chicken as an ingredient – I often saw ‘hen’ and ‘cock’ on menus.

      We ordered the dish (it had to be done) and received some tasty deep-fried chicken with a slice of lemon (the bitter orange?) on the side. It’s called kara-age in Japanese and is served in every good greasy spoon (greasy chopstick!).

      Dontcha just hate a know-it-all?

      Comment by substuff — September 22, 2010 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

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