Monday, February 7, 2011
What's For Lunch
Yes, that says Kangaroo Goulash. Or Kangaroulash, if you will. Tasted like beef, I must admit, with a slight oceanic aftertaste, for some reason.
As a foreigner traveling around Europe, I'm never not amused by bad menu translations. Here are a few from the restaurant in my own place of work in Prague, as well as a few fascinating main dishes that struck my fancy recently.
Since I possess a gigantic sweet tooth myself, I'm utterly fascinated by the Czech predilection of serving what is basically an over-the-top dessert as a main course. Above, strawberry dumplings with butter. Below, something called Bavarian drop scones, which are basically four large doughnuts. And no, I have never ordered one of these for lunch. I just can't bring myself to do it.
Oh, Christ, not another bowl of bloody soup again!
Sedimentary, my dear Watson.