This food video will show you how to order Chinese food in Chinese in an authentic restaurant.
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Interviewer: So if you go to Chinese restaurant and want to impress you waiter, we are here with Angela who will be translating for us some favorite Chinese dishes. So let’s start with the appetizers here. What do you recommend for an appetizer? Angela Chan: Well, for appetizer I would recommend Spring Roll. Spring Roll in Chinese is chun guen, chun is spring, roll is rolling up that’s guen so chun guen. Interviewer: What about soups? Angela Chan: Weather you want something spicy like hot and sour soup. In Chinese Hot and Sour soup is inverted is called Sour and Hot soup. So sour is Suen, Hot is Lat and Soup is Tong. So the whole thing all together is called Suen Lat Tong meaning Hot and Sour Soup. Now, if you don’t prefer spicy food and just want something more plain why not try to give it a try on Won Ton Tong Soup which means Won Ton Tong in Chinese. You noticed that Won Ton is Won Ton, so Won Ton is actually an angle side version of Won Ton. Interviewer: So let’s go now to the main dishes. How about something with beef? Angela Chan: Okay, what about Slice Beef with Broccoli. That would be called Sai Lan Fa Ngau Yuk. Interviewer: Well, that’s quit a long term Angela Chan: Sai Lan Fa Ngau Yuk now, if we analyzed each words Sai is West, Lan Fa is Broccoli, now Ngau Yuk is beef so Sai Lan Fa Ngau Yuk is Broccoli with Beef. Interviewer: Let’s pick a Shrimp dish. Angela Chan: Okay, what about a Shrimps with Mixed Vegetables, shrimps is Gai with mixed vegetables Jap Choi means Mixed Vegetables. Choi is vegetables Jap means mixed. So Jap Choi Gai, just three words Jap Choi Gai is Shrimps with a Mixed Vegetables. Interviewer: How about something with Chicken? Okay, what about Lemon Chicken? Angela Chan: Lemon Chicken is a little sour but very sweet too. It’s called, Nning Mone Gai, Lemon Chicken. You will noticed Nning Mone is Lemon and Chicken is Gai so, Nning Mone Gai. Ice cream is nice particularly for the summer and its called Suet Go, Suet is ice or snow and Cream is the Go Suet, Go ice cream. One more thing, a very interesting fruits is called lychee. lychee in Chinese is Lai Jee, it’s a reddish fruits after you peeled off the covering it is something translucent and it taste really delicious. People that trying next time called Lichee, Lai Jee. Interviewer: Thank you very much.