Yet another reason to fly China Southern

Yet another reason to fly China Southern

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Reader J sent me a link to China Southern’s first class menu, which is providing me my nightly entertainment since the season of Honey Boo Boo is over.

I recommend checking out the entire menu, though here are some of the highlights (and remember, this is “an experience most worthy of expecting!):

Western-style breakfast
You can choose from the mixture of rice crisp pieces and milk, French slippery fried eggs as Well as spaghetti with tomato sauce and chicken sauce.
Cold snacks before the dinner
Nutritious bread, mingled with specially made camembert sandwich, baked chicken, scamp, etc., and poured with various home-made sauce, makes your appetizer more attractive.
Midnight snack
Big bowl of beef noodles of China Southern Airlines: hand-made stretched noodles in intense beef bone soup, covered with pieces of brisket and cowheels, together with parsley flakes, fried pepper circles and fried peanuts; pepper sauce and mature vinegar can be added according to personal flavor.

You can choose Ferrero rocher, mushroom spinach pie, seasonal fruit basket, instant noodles or tuna fish sandwich that suits your taste.

Who’s hungry? And as if the food wasn’t appealing enough:

We also provide Chinese food and Western food, over 8 kinds of beverage.

Eight kinds of beverages? Oh boy, how am I supposed to make a selection with that many options? 😉

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  1. Mark New Member

    no matter how funny it may sound the image of the food at the link is very sophisticated and well presented. So it maybe one of those cases where it actually looks and tastes way better than it sounds.

  2. Gabriel Guest

    Pretty typical for China, and these mistakes while amusing are pretty mild compared to some!

  3. Will Guest

    Maybe because they are based in Guanzhou, their Chinese menu is more of a cantonese-Chinese style not your regular Chinese either.

  4. lucky OMAAT

    @ snic -- No, of course not, but I'd make sure it wasn't my job to do the translations. ;)

  5. TheBeerHunter Member

    " pasta with both ends sharp " is an offering on the vegetarian menu.

  6. Charlie Guest

    Oh I am sure they can find someone who can do better translation, but they probably don't care or needs it. Their main customer base are mostly Chinese anyway. Same with China Eastern. If you want good service and greeting card from FA flying to china, go with CX and dragon air. But if you don't care about service and just want to get there faster and ALOT cheaper with connection to every corner of china, CZ and MU are so much better.

  7. Susan Guest

    For the Guangzhou-London flight, presumably in coach, they don't go into as much detail for the appetizers--what IS "silver pout in lotus leaf"? But they wax quite enthusiastic over the main meal: "The savory paste and fresh seasonal vegetables will definitely make you drool. And the ingredients for Irish Lamb Chop are tender local lamb, served with the classic French stewed mixed vegetables and Italian johnnycake. This is the dietary trend in Europe.

    Glad to...

    For the Guangzhou-London flight, presumably in coach, they don't go into as much detail for the appetizers--what IS "silver pout in lotus leaf"? But they wax quite enthusiastic over the main meal: "The savory paste and fresh seasonal vegetables will definitely make you drool. And the ingredients for Irish Lamb Chop are tender local lamb, served with the classic French stewed mixed vegetables and Italian johnnycake. This is the dietary trend in Europe.

    Glad to know that.

  8. snic Diamond

    Aw, come on, Lucky. If it was your job to translate AA's first class menu into Chinese, would the end result be any less amusing to a Chinese-speaker?

    That said, I really wonder what cowheel soup tastes like...

  9. Ken Y. Guest

    And spkg, I don't know who taught you Chinese, but "法式煎滑蛋" does not mean French toast. It translates literally as "French-style scrambled eggs."

  10. Ken Y. Guest

    Makes perfect sense to me:

    (http://big5.csair.com/SuniT/mercury.csair.com/cn/tour/05/2_1.htm?par_1=tour_id&par_2=6&par_3=2)

    早餐篇
    西式早餐
    穀物脆片與牛嬭調配,同時更有法式煎滑蛋及茄茸雞汁意粉可供選擇。
    中式早餐
    各式糕點,粥,精選小菜
    包盤
    各式營養面包
    水果
    時令水果

    正餐篇
    餐前冷小吃
    營養面包,夾入特制金文筆、烤雞肉、大蝦等,再淋上各式秘制醬料,讓您的開胃菜更加誘人。
    餐前熱小吃
    精選沙爹雞串,咖喱牛肉串,三色蘆筍串等特色小吃。
    冷葷
    挪威煙三文魚,大蝦,蟹鉗,紫菜海鮮卷,鮑魚仔,海蜇等海鮮盛宴,潮式滷水牛展。
    沙拉
    新鮮沙拉,由乘務員按照您的口味準備的沙拉,您可以選擇多種配菜。

    小棗天麻燉瘦肉湯、海鮮忌廉湯
    熱食
    西式熱食:芝士焗龍蝦、香草牛扒
    中式熱食:煎銀鱈魚、廣東燒鵝
    甜品
    中式甜品,西式甜品
    芝士盤
    金文筆芝士、藍芝士、大孔芝士及各式果脯
    各式營養面包
    水果
    時令鮮水果
    茶點
    各式蛋撻和美味蛋糕
    雪糕
    哈根達斯冰激凌

    宵夜篇
    南航大腕牛肉面:手工拉麵,濃鬱的牛骨湯,舖上薄牛腩片、薄牛筋片,配以芫茜碎,撒點炒辣椒圈和炸花生米,再用根據個人口味使用辣椒醬、陳醋調味。

    Makes perfect sense to me:

    (http://big5.csair.com/SuniT/mercury.csair.com/cn/tour/05/2_1.htm?par_1=tour_id&par_2=6&par_3=2)

    早餐篇
    西式早餐
    穀物脆片與牛嬭調配,同時更有法式煎滑蛋及茄茸雞汁意粉可供選擇。
    中式早餐
    各式糕點,粥,精選小菜
    包盤
    各式營養面包
    水果
    時令水果

    正餐篇
    餐前冷小吃
    營養面包,夾入特制金文筆、烤雞肉、大蝦等,再淋上各式秘制醬料,讓您的開胃菜更加誘人。
    餐前熱小吃
    精選沙爹雞串,咖喱牛肉串,三色蘆筍串等特色小吃。
    冷葷
    挪威煙三文魚,大蝦,蟹鉗,紫菜海鮮卷,鮑魚仔,海蜇等海鮮盛宴,潮式滷水牛展。
    沙拉
    新鮮沙拉,由乘務員按照您的口味準備的沙拉,您可以選擇多種配菜。

    小棗天麻燉瘦肉湯、海鮮忌廉湯
    熱食
    西式熱食:芝士焗龍蝦、香草牛扒
    中式熱食:煎銀鱈魚、廣東燒鵝
    甜品
    中式甜品,西式甜品
    芝士盤
    金文筆芝士、藍芝士、大孔芝士及各式果脯
    各式營養面包
    水果
    時令鮮水果
    茶點
    各式蛋撻和美味蛋糕
    雪糕
    哈根達斯冰激凌

    宵夜篇
    南航大腕牛肉面:手工拉麵,濃鬱的牛骨湯,舖上薄牛腩片、薄牛筋片,配以芫茜碎,撒點炒辣椒圈和炸花生米,再用根據個人口味使用辣椒醬、陳醋調味。
    金莎巧克力、蘑菇菠菜派、時令水果籃,或者可以選擇適合您口味的速食麵、吞拿魚三文治。

  11. Kevin Guest

    I'm flying them in April and looking forward to it even more than when I booked :)

  12. BR Guest

    If they can't even get a simple menu right, how can they run an airline?

  13. canuck_in_ca Guest

    I see this all the time at work. "The default setting is Default", etc.

  14. wwk5d Guest

    It is really that hard for them to find somebody to clean up the English translation? I mean, not one person at the airline noticed that?

  15. Duncan Guest

    When you said, "You wanted to try their first class product" It took me several minutes to get of the floor and clear away the tears. I will say it again but a tad stronger, "be afraid, very afraid" At the best it is anarchy oh and can't wait to read how they served you diet coke with hot nuts and the condition of the bathroom towards the end of the flight!!

  16. EthanSF Member

    @Lucky

    I'm sure you've seen it, but this website will have you going for hours...

    http://www.engrish.com/

  17. Toby Guest

    Very true, they do not know about cocktails! But being able to redeem DL miles at the last minute to get to Asia is worth the inconveniences.

  18. Cook Guest

    Hilarious! Engrish at its best. And watch out for their First/Business class - that cabin has only FIVE kinds of beverage.

  19. Toby Guest

    Just finished a roundtrip on CZ to BKK..love the A380 but service could be more refined. Also, they keep the plane way too hot (woke up sweating). On flights to and from China I had to ask them to drop the temp.

  20. Adam S Guest

    I'm very glad they provide Scottish wines. I like a good Ayrshire cabernet, especially a 1992 vintage.

  21. Jill Guest

    Chinese in-flight meals are something to behold. I flew business on Air China and had a hard time identifying anything on my tray except for maybe rice....

  22. spkg Guest

    After reading the Chinese section, the correct translation for "You can choose from the mixture of rice crisp pieces and milk, French slippery fried eggs"

    is

    Your choice between "Cereal or French Toast"

    Since these foods don't have words in Chinese, the translations are often non standard, and obviously the Translator who had to turn it back into English simply translated individual characters as oppose to the meaning, still very amusing indeed.

  23. cyby Guest

    Trust me, it sounds a lot better in Chinese... :x

  24. Greg Z Guest

    I see a business opportunity for a native English speaker. How many ff miles to fix this mess?

  25. Chris New Member

    French slippery fried eggs... dang. I only like Italian. What were they thinking?

  26. spkg Guest

    I think this is another case of terrible Chinese translations, especially with the "Eight kinds of beverages" what they meant was eight categories, as in, Beer, spirits, soda pop, tea/coffee... , not eight different drinks like coke, spirit, root beer...

  27. Matt Guest

    Wow, this sounds about as appetizing as domestic F meal in the US.

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Mark New Member

no matter how funny it may sound the image of the food at the link is very sophisticated and well presented. So it maybe one of those cases where it actually looks and tastes way better than it sounds.

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Gabriel Guest

Pretty typical for China, and these mistakes while amusing are pretty mild compared to some!

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Will Guest

Maybe because they are based in Guanzhou, their Chinese menu is more of a cantonese-Chinese style not your regular Chinese either.

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