Off topic: Humour: Real, authentic Finnish menus from restaurants
Thread poster: abborre

abborre
Denmark
Local time: 15:48
Norwegian to English
+ ...
Mar 11, 2004

Real, authentic Finnish menus from restaurants:
------------------------------------------
Shrimp and crap salad for two
You can have crap on your pizza
Tepid chicken salad with bread
We give you water only when you ask
(Café Rico, Turku 1997)
------------------------------------------
Dead snails from Åland in garlic and butter sauce
The cock is recommending today's beef.
We can serve your steak with much blood, some blood, medium or well-done.
(Ramada Hotel, Turku 1999)
------------------------------------------
The house's tart is called Torttu in Finnish and is warm.
Ice cream with warm bear halves and toffee sauce
Finnish mushroom salad - wild, salty and sticky mushrooms with cream sauce
and pickles
(Fransmanni, Turku 1993)
------------------------------------------
Mexican burrito with mutilated chicken meat and salsa
(Raxx, Turku 1998)
------------------------------------------
Try traditional Finnish pee soup.
We can bring the nuts and drinks to your room (room service card). Drink
something if you want (room service card).
On our breakfast table you will find the cheese, the meat and some others.
Omelet is made with recent eggs from a local farm where the chickens are
alive.
(Hotelli Helka, Helsinki 1993)
------------------------------------------
This week is "bird meat week" but we also have a good selection of mammal
meat.
Japanese guests can have traditional breakfast with stinky rice and fishes.
Cocktails are served in bar and there only. You must drink cocktails there
only.
Blini served with cream and not real caviar.
(Hamburger Börs, Turku 1997)
------------------------------------------
Tar ice cream - Finnish special. Good for people who eat tar and lingon
berries.
(Viking Restaurant Harald, Turku 1998)
------------------------------------------
Children's hamburger is served with the French Pizzas after clock 21 are
not. Sorry.
(Memphis, Helsinki 1994)
------------------------------------------


 

Catherine Bolton  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:48
Italian to English
+ ...
Thanks! Mar 11, 2004

Thanks for the laugh!

 

Melina Kajander
Finland
English to Finnish
+ ...
:) Mar 11, 2004

I've read these before in several sites, but of course they're still funny...

"Try traditional Finnish pee soup" is probably the most hilarious one...icon_smile.gif


 

NancyLynn
Canada
Local time: 09:48
Member (2002)
French to English
+ ...

Moderator of this forum
Can this be true ? Mar 11, 2004

I especially liked the recent eggs from chickens who are aliveicon_wink.gif
Nancy


 

Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:48
Member (2001)
English to Albanian
+ ...
Who would pay this much for eating Salt Cold? Mar 11, 2004

This is what I read from a menu in a restorant in Barcelona about a month ago:

Salt Cold with ratatonille or Catalan Style -- $14.10

Monikaicon_biggrin.gif


 

abborre
Denmark
Local time: 15:48
Norwegian to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Another menu error Mar 11, 2004

When I was in Cyprus I saw a sign that said

Carlick soyp and soyp of the day.

Both gave me a chuckle.

I bought a book called English spoken here that shows incorrectly translated signs in various countries, it was worth a laugh.


 

NancyLynn
Canada
Local time: 09:48
Member (2002)
French to English
+ ...

Moderator of this forum
Monika ! Mar 11, 2004

Remember the cod with garlic gloves ?
icon_lol.gif
Nancy


 

Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:48
Member (2001)
English to Albanian
+ ...
Oh yes Nancy Mar 11, 2004

NancyLynn wrote:

Remember the cod with garlic gloves ?
icon_lol.gif
Nancy


Thanks for reminding me of that, it was hilariousicon_lol.gif

How about the "Griddled cuttlefish" dish?icon_lol.gif

Monikaicon_biggrin.gif


 

Gayle Wallimann  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:48
Member (2001)
French to English
+ ...
:D:D:D Mar 11, 2004

I laughed until I cried. I have seen similar ones before, but this really made me laugh so hard, that I scared my cats!
Thanks!
Gayle


 

Sonia Hill
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:48
Italian to English
Italian Chinese restaurant menu Mar 11, 2004

My local Chinese restaurant has an English menu (in addition to the Italian) which includes "sprint rolls" and "crap meat soup".

 

Thierry LOTTE  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:48
Member (2001)
English to French
+ ...
Eat French Cooking (or French Cook, to stay in the same mood...) Mar 11, 2004

Hilarious indeed !

Thank you very much.


 

Tony M  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:48
Member
French to English
+ ...
Recently found menu treats in Lisieux, Normandy Apr 5, 2007

One of the menu items was 'sliced twerp with apple' — they'd adpoted the slang meaning of 'andouill' (a type of sausage, in fact!)

also one dish wam '...with a Normandy lady' (à la Normande)

might have been unexpectedly tasty, that one!

The rest was equally bad, I particularly liked 'moulds tee-shirts' (moules marinières), but the list is too long even to post here!


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Humour: Real, authentic Finnish menus from restaurants

Advanced search






SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running and helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features.

More info »
Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search