Try the beef in "Wikipedia flavor"

This menu from a Chinese and Japanese restaurant in Massachussetts invites you to try Item C14, "Beef Brisket in Wikipedia Flavor." (Consumerist via Susannah Breslin)


  1. This Beef Brisket is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by slightly sautéing it with some season vegetables.

  2. I’ll bet that’s a spellchecker typo. You get those in ESL menus. “Beef brisket in Wikipedia flavor” is the best one I’ve seen since “Eggplant Paramecium,” which was also spotted in a Chinese menu. The latter was originally meant to be “Eggplant Parmigiana,” but I can’t begin to guess what “Wikipedia flavor” was supposed to be.

  3. #12, Mysterious Taste Chicken, has me more curious…

    The C menu also has some U-Toy items that have me intrigued.

  4. @13, that’s probably a synonym for ‘strange flavor chicken’… strange as in ‘stranger’, i.e. ‘foreigner’. So read as “this sauce is made with foreign-to-China ingredients”. It’s pretty common on Chinese menus.

    No clue what U-Toy is. Probably a really bad romanization of some obscure Chinese vegetable’s name.

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