Nazi-themed spaghetti removed from menu

A dish titled "Long Live Nazi Spaghetti" was briefly served at an Italian restaurant in Taipei. The proprietor said she chose that name because the dish contains German sausage.

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  1. Let me guess, they were going to call it "Pastica"?

  2. You have any idea how hard it is to get noodles shaped like little Imperial Eagles?

  3. Not exactly the first time someone in the Far East misjudged the level of contempt in which the rest of the world holds the Nazis. There was that time back in 1999 when a Taiwanese advertising agency decided to use Hitler in a local ad campaign to sell German-manufactured heaters.

    "We decided to use Hitler because as soon as you see him, you think of Germany. It leaves a deep impression," said Shen, who works in the company's planning and design department.

    Shen said the company had not been worried that the public would have a negative reaction to an ad that features a man who oversaw the killing of millions of Jews during World War II.

    "Most people in Taiwan are not that sensitive about Hitler," she said.

    It seems they still aren't. Since they weren't directly involved in the conflict, I suppose they just see the Nazis as a bunch of guys in brown shirts who lost a war.

  4. mindfu says:

    Obviously she should have gone with "Mussolinguini".

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