Show me a sign, Mr Waiter-man !!

by - February 26, 2012


Sometimes, I really feel I ought to resign my job as a doctor and start a new career, going around citie and villages with a white ink pen and a pain brush correcting signboards in restaurants.

I came across this in a restaurant menu card today in a pretty hi-fi hotel.
The first thought that came to my mind when I read this was:

"Man, those cows are gonna be so happy when they find out it's not them, but a bunch of tender lions that are gonna be served over here... that too with 'better rice'."

I still remember signboards from my past in school and college days which promised to serve me stuff like Meenkho joos, Bineappil jus, Born wita and Murgh Labrador. ( ok, I exaggerated that last one. I read it that way. It was actually Murgh Lababdar )

But anyway, I'm sure all of you have had fun too, laughing at things you've seen on the restaurant menu cards.
Write in and share the funniest restaurant board/ menu card dishes you've read.


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21 comments

  1. should have been

    "Served with Better rice on fully washed plates"

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  2. is there something like 'beaten rice'... maybe they meant that ?

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  3. Lion meat!! This was indeed funny :D :D

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  4. So how did d lion meat taste?? :-P Am guessing you ordered them!

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  5. "Fruit salad with leeches and ice cream (they meant litchis)"

    "Please pay to be the cashier"

    Lion meat hah hah....

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  6. what about the different spellings of "Chinese food"?
    chainese
    chinise
    chaynes
    chinez
    and so many many more.... one for each roadside hawker

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  7. Maithili, :)

    Rohan, actually i stuck to the more traditional chicken... only because they didnt have the tender lion :)

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  8. Varsha, hehe... funnily enough, i would have expected the leeches thing to be more common. but havent seen it.

    Arunima, the fav is always chinees

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  9. Ooooooh ...now THERE'S a career my heart is after!! there are so many:

    - tea and 'snakes'
    - 'child' beer
    - chilled 'bear'
    -all the variants fo 'chinese'

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  10. heehee.. beer reminded of an old Jagathy film where he reads the sign "B-E-E-R....BAAR !!" and happily walks in :)

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  11. I have seen 'Cigan biryani ready':D
    Chicken aayirikkum ennu thonunnu.
    Lion meat adipoli.

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  12. this is something that came in "deshabhimani" newspaper about the hazards of eating "chutta patti"!!!

    what they meant is 'hot dogs'!!!

    hail kerala... :) :) :)

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  13. Anita, yup... definitely cigan ..sorry, chicken biryani.

    Shalini, oh God !! seriously ? you had chutta patti in a newspaper ... wow !!

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  14. so funny
    Doc.
    lolz.,,too good!
    you knw if you try to correct spellings and take notice of that most of them are mis-spelled some to the extent they change the meaning ..totally..
    like"USE DIAPER AT NIGHT" written behind the trucks in india..which I could never understand ..and thought they are endorsing some diaper s for kids,,BUT
    its actually "use dipper at night"
    lol :))

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  15. Harman, you're absolutely rt... you see so many amazing spelling mistakes which just change the meaning altogether :)

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  16. I once went to a bakery and saw a tub of ice cream marked " Vennila Ice cream" and yeah... it was owned by a mallu.

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  17. haha, but of course Moushmi :) We write our signboards the way we say them !!

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  18. Well I heard one of my friends mention a.. 'CAUTION!! HUGE ERECTION AHEAD' board on the roads... ;-)

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  19. Not bad:) I heard of a "Driver ahead" instead of a divider ahead... and I don't know if you know the sms joke, but the biggest 'man-made erection for a woman' was the Taj Mahal :)

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  20. ha ha.. tender lions!!
    I saw this one in Bangalore - "Panicker Travels" - i think it should be Panikar Travels.. but then, hey, panic and go go go!! Makes kind-a sense.

    Another one is a classic one by my bestest friend - we call ourselves mathematically challenged, especially when we claim 10.00 to 10.00 as a 10-hour shift. You got me? he he

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    1. 'Panic'ker sounds more honest, at any rate :)

      and yes, I can see that u and ur pal are math geniuses too :D

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