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.

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