Alright, I am a bit lazy today. So am gonna take it easy and post something simple.
Suanne and I received a number of emails today, some from readers who we had never known before. There were many encouraging words which is very much appreciated. We want to let everyone know Suanne and I are fine. :-)
Anyway, here is one email from a reader (TL) that ended with a question for Suanne and I. That got us stumped a bit. Maybe you guys can help. TL asked:
One thing I would like you to do is to teach us about ten names of few things we order in Chinese restaurants. Very basic things will do. Bao? comes to my mind. We catch a few words here and there but it will be wonderful if faithful Chowtimes readers can be just a little bit literate in Chinese words when eating. Being a Japanese, I can read many Chinese characters so I will never end up ordering only soups or only noodle dishes but I long to be able to say a few words in Chinese restaurants and so do many people, I bet.
Gosh, we don’t know! But here was how we answered TL:
|Beef||Ngau Yook||牛肉 Niu Rou|
|Pork||Ju Yook||豬肉 Zhu Rou|
|Eggs||Dahn||雞蛋 Ji Dan|
What do you think? Any words to add?
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