Well, there is a reason, names of Chinese food are so hard to understand.
I have prepared five Chinese food for you, I bet you will have some questions for me. Here we go!
(Ants on trees)
Are you thinking about this?
Actually its official name is 肉末粉丝 ròu mò fěn sī (Sauteed Vermicelli with Spicy Minced Pork), the minced pork on Vermicelli just like ants on trees.
I have heard of Chicken salad, what’s Chinese salad?
Its Chinese name is ……凉拌菜(liáng bàn cài ), it looks like this,
and there is no mayonnaise in it.
(Husband and wife lung slices)
Kind of horrific based on my rusty translation…
Its official name is Sliced Beef and Ox Tongue in Chilli Sauce or Mr and Mrs Smith.
In May 2017, GQ Magazine released the latest “American Restaurant Rankings 2017”, this dish is “Appetizer of the Year”.
(Braised Lion head)
Wait a minute, lions? Think about all the danger and it’s so cruel. I can’t order this!
红烧狮子头(Braised pork ball in brown sauce), also named “四喜丸子 sì xǐ wán zi ”.
(Dragon beard noodle)
You know, Chinese worship dragon, so we pull their beard down to make noodle, and……..and I don’t know how to continue this nonsense.
LongXuMian, the Pinyin of it is its official name, the name does root in the worship of dragon, the noodles are so slim that we think them as the beard of dragon.
zhè gè shì ná shén me shí cái zuò de
（What’s in it?）