Jan 31 2005

Lunch in Translation

Published by at January 31, 2005 10:20 pm under Global Culture,Translation

Had your fill of pad Thai and the same ol’ spring rolls? Psst: Pass the “secret” menu

Looking to take a walk on the wild side? Several Thai eateries offer “secret” native-language menus with fare that isn’t on the regular menu. These include dishes with unfamiliar, exotic or unusual ingredients (Mudfish! Yum!), or kick up the heat to a level that would make some of us melt.

Internet food-chat site users have translated menus for these spots, so now non-natives can also delve into more adventurous dining if they request the secret menu. (Be patient, some of these eateries have a limited amount of translated menus on hand.)

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