Asian cuisine is so different from what we are used to - starting with such unusual ingredients as sea cucumbers and ant eggs and ending with unpronounceable names; it often leaves us, westerners, quite baffled. Now, not many of us speak Chinese or Taiwanese, so when visiting, we seek the comfort of English menus to explain to us what we are about to eat. If luck is in, and you've found one in your mother tongue, your struggles to order are probably not over, as translating the food names is whole another art, with which we'd like to acquaint you.

Often, restaurant owners try to Google Translate the ingredients and names of their funny foods in the menus and if their mission fails they shamelessly declare, that they couldn't find the appropriate name. Other times, proofreading was skipped entirely, or maybe the owner just didn't care enough or couldn't understand the translation himself. Either way, the results are absolutely hilarious, and who in their right mind would skip trying the 'Mr. Oyster' or 'Mermaid in Deep Sea,' whatever that might mean.

So, if funny food names are what you live for or have a tendency to try and eat anything and everything weird, this totally lost in translation list is like hitting the jackpot. Now, scroll down to check these food puns, and funny fails for yourself!

#1

An Interesting Chinese Menu

An Interesting Chinese Menu

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BitchPudding
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't find on google but it's delicious? Baahahaha! I can't breathe! I'm dead! PMSL!

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#2

There's Something Wrong In This Menu

There's Something Wrong In This Menu

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RJazz909
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why......why would you fuck a duck until exploded?

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#3

A Restaurant Menu I Found In China

A Restaurant Menu I Found In China

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#4

One Order Of Whatever Please

One Order Of Whatever Please

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BenLim
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Singapore really once sold canned drinks called Whatever and Anything. You won't know what's inside until you drink it.

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#5

Stir-Fried Wikipedia

Stir-Fried Wikipedia

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StephenTafoya
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pretty sure those Wikipedia recipes are always being tweaked

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#6

Sochi Menu Translation Problems

Sochi Menu Translation Problems

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RJazz909
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mmmmm...sounds....interesting........is it bad that I wana try it? lol

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#7

Roasted Husband

Roasted Husband

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TrishaLynch
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is that how you should eat your husband lol

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#8

Chicken Vs. Real Chicken

Chicken Vs. Real Chicken

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RJazz909
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is it just me or does anybody else wonder what is in this 'chicken' apposed to the 'real chicken'...

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#10

Menu In Beijing

Menu In Beijing

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#11

My Friend Is Visiting China And Went To A Restaurant. This Is From The Menu

My Friend Is Visiting China And Went To A Restaurant. This Is From The Menu

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#12

Grab Me Now

Grab Me Now

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#13

My Friend Saw This On A Menu In China. He Didn't Know What To Order

My Friend Saw This On A Menu In China. He Didn't Know What To Order

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#14

The Sushi Restaurant That I Went To Accidentally Put A Picture Of USB Sushi On Their Menu

The Sushi Restaurant That I Went To Accidentally Put A Picture Of USB Sushi On Their Menu

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#15

Chinglish Menu: Cat Ear And Rotten Child

Chinglish Menu: Cat Ear And Rotten Child

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poopoohed
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is telling you to buy the fries if your child is a bad boy and to get the cat ear if you feel like you want something just disgusting

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#16

My Local Thai Food Joint Has A Very Unique Interpretation Of Kid's Menu

My Local Thai Food Joint Has A Very Unique Interpretation Of Kid's Menu

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CarysAlun
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is Swedish! Love their translation

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#18

Not Sure If This Was A Typo On My Menu

Not Sure If This Was A Typo On My Menu

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#19

It's The Cheapest Thing On The Menu

It's The Cheapest Thing On The Menu

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ChristopherHipp
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These exact words are actually written in Japanese on the menu.

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#20

My Brother Went To China, This Is What Was On The Menu

My Brother Went To China, This Is What Was On The Menu

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EarnChiam
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is technically correct though (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auricularia_auricula-judae)

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#21

Acid Beans

Acid Beans

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#22

Husband And Wife Lung Slice

Husband And Wife Lung Slice

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ChristopherYen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The translation is correct. It is just the dish is name that way.

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#23

Ordering At A Restaurant, When Suddenly

Ordering At A Restaurant, When Suddenly

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guess
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I kind of refuse to believe that one was by accident... 0.0

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#24

English Menus In China Are An Endless Source Of Amusement

English Menus In China Are An Endless Source Of Amusement

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ShayLewis
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think I would like some of that bean curd with odor

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#25

I Don't Want To Check Their Kitchen.

I Don't Want To Check Their Kitchen.

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#26

Don't Order The Greenstuffs

Don't Order The Greenstuffs

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#28

A Simple Typo Can Make A World Of Difference

A Simple Typo Can Make A World Of Difference

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#30

Another Stupid Chinese Menu In Shenzhen, China

Another Stupid Chinese Menu In Shenzhen, China

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JustynaL.
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

but this IS a concept of head! looks like a misunderstanding or a deep joke :D

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#31

Recently Moved To Shanghai And Found This At A Local Restaurant

Recently Moved To Shanghai And Found This At A Local Restaurant

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#32

Menu At A Restaurant In Shanghai

Menu At A Restaurant In Shanghai

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#34

Best Menu Typo Ever

Best Menu Typo Ever

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#35

Menu Fail

Menu Fail

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#36

My Local Chinese Restaurant Needs Help With Their Menu

My Local Chinese Restaurant Needs Help With Their Menu

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#37

Characteristics Of Mouth-watering

Characteristics Of Mouth-watering

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#38

Spicy Crap Masala

Spicy Crap Masala

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JaapVerhoef
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dude, in Thailand, you get some serious spicy crap. I guess they're just being honest about what's happening to your bowel.

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#39

I'm Not Sure If I Should Order That First One

I'm Not Sure If I Should Order That First One

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#41

Explodes Fries Pig

Explodes Fries Pig

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Lila Nguyễn
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm more concerned about the "hormone" in the Japanese translation

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#43

Bottle Of Bears

Bottle Of Bears

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#44

It Gives It That Extra Punch Of Flavor...

It Gives It That Extra Punch Of Flavor...

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TammyChapman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even if your translation is correct, I still don't want to try it.

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#45

This Is How You Can Cool Down Yourself After A Hot Day In Egypt.

This Is How You Can Cool Down Yourself After A Hot Day In Egypt.

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#46

This Menu Is A Little Exciting

This Menu Is A Little Exciting

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#47

Found Something Unexpected On The Menu While Having Dinner With A Friend Today

Found Something Unexpected On The Menu While Having Dinner With A Friend Today

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#52

From Selçuk, Turkey - I Chose A Safer Option.

From Selçuk, Turkey - I Chose A Safer Option.

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#53

Local Indian Restaurant Had An Interesting Choice On Their Menu

Local Indian Restaurant Had An Interesting Choice On Their Menu

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#54

Not Hungry Anymore

Not Hungry Anymore

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ChristopherYen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Translation is technically correct. Actually, it is trying to say when you bite it, the juice in the beef ball burst out like when you pXX.

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#55

Sensitive Meatball - Menu From A Turkish Restaurant

Sensitive Meatball - Menu From A Turkish Restaurant

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Olie
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anyone else bothered by the "cheese within skin" that the top?

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#56

Alexander Will Return With Yogurt! - From Menu Of A Turkish Restaurant

Alexander Will Return With Yogurt! - From Menu Of A Turkish Restaurant

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#57

Saw This Sentence On A Menu In China, Made Me So Confused!

Saw This Sentence On A Menu In China, Made Me So Confused!

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Lizhang Wen
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tell the waiter if you want the above with rice or noodles. Every order comes with a small fruit platter.

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#58

Simmer Chicken Cloud Ear

Simmer Chicken Cloud Ear

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#59

Oh My, Alexander Is Confused! - Menu From A Turkish Restaurant

Oh My, Alexander Is Confused! - Menu From A Turkish Restaurant

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