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August 22, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Chinese restaurant sign

ChinanyEric Ford submits a picture taken in Globe, Arizona:

This is a picture of a sign I took of a Chinese restaraunt in Arizona.

Since when did Chinese food become "New York Style?"


All Chinese know that Chinese restaurants not found in Chinatowns serve Americanized Chinese food.

Posted by: *_*X0RS*_* at August 22, 2006 12:13 AM

I forgot to mention that there's more that's broken in the sign than just "New York Style" Chinese food. The English translation is obviously from babelfish and so the grammar is pretty broken.

Posted by: *_*X0RS*_* at August 22, 2006 12:15 AM

Other than the name of the restaurant, I don't see what's so broken about the grammar... They're not going to put complete sentences on a sign!

Posted by: ambrocked at August 22, 2006 10:28 AM

Maybe it's the Buffet that is New York Style - although what would make a New York Style buffet any different to any other buffet I can't imagine!

Posted by: xsparkyx at August 22, 2006 11:21 AM

The name of the buffet was what I was saying was broken about the grammar.

Perhaps they serve New York Style Cheesecake. That would make it New York Style.

Posted by: *_*X0RS*_* at August 22, 2006 11:46 AM

I saw the same thing on a billboard here in Oregon - a local chinese buffet place advertising "New York Style".

I have no clue what that means - I grew up in New York City eating lots of Chinese food, and the only difference I've seen between Chinese food in New York vs. outside of New York, is that the food in New York is better.

If "New York Style" means buffet, that makes no sense - at least in the borough of Manhattan, buffet restaurants are really rare. This is probably because space is at a premium and restaurant owners wisely choose to use what space they have to maximize the number of patrons they can seat.

Posted by: Sashazur at August 22, 2006 12:28 PM

I think it is referring to a regional style of cooking. For instance, a Texas barbeque and a Nevada barbeque both are barbeques, but a Texas barbeque has a subtle difference.

Posted by: Ducky at August 22, 2006 07:41 PM

_@_v - it's chinese food like they make in new york's chinatown...

_@_v - interesting that "new york style" is useful as a selling point at the same time the pace pictanté salsa people make a point of ridiculing salsa made in new york city and the people that use said salsa...

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at August 23, 2006 03:55 AM

Most Western Chinese restaurants don't serve "real" Chinese food; that is, the kind of food you'd have if you went to China (and didn't go to a McDonalds or something).

Re place names for food: Seattle's Best Coffee (or something like that) is now all over, including all the way over in Boston on the opposite coast. Quite amusing.

Posted by: Fuzzy at August 23, 2006 10:55 PM

this is good combination China Taste - New York style ... this is really and statement on behalf of Chineese comunity. Broken or may be otherwise...

Posted by: Gordonii at September 11, 2006 04:54 PM

Whats so confusing? The sign indicates that non-Chinese can eat here. Thats because non-Chinese do not have a taste for authentic Chinese cuisine, thats all! And most people in USA think China=Noodle. Well, visit a real Chinese restaurant and begin appreciating!

Posted by: Zeus at October 1, 2006 04:54 PM

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