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March 23, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: (Just for fun) Strange menu item

StrangeflavorchickenA reader submits the menu from Cheng's Garden restaurant in Enfield, Connecticut. "Strange Flavor Chicken - yum!!!"


Maybe it's made from exotic quarks?

Posted by: fluffy at March 23, 2007 02:20 AM

I thought "Mysterious Flavor Chicken" was a staple on all Chinese food menus.

Posted by: Peter Cooper Jr. at March 23, 2007 08:41 AM

Looks like a case of Engrish to me.

Posted by: Haggai at March 23, 2007 11:14 AM

Not broken--this is a known Chinese recipe. Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's got it in her book "Chinese Kitchen". The "strange taste" comes from Sichuan peppercorn paste.

Posted by: Sarah Brodwall at March 23, 2007 11:42 AM

Yeah, we know it's not broken... That's why it's under "Just for Fun."

Posted by: Haggai at March 23, 2007 01:27 PM

"Orange" perhaps?

Posted by: Nubia at March 23, 2007 05:25 PM

Displays of ethnocentrism are broken...

Posted by: J H at March 24, 2007 02:56 PM

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