It’s 7 p.m. and you’re stranded outside a train station somewhere in China. You need a cheap, filling meal before you hop on the next overnight train. But all of the nearby restaurants only have Chinese menus, with nary a picture menu nor English translation to be found. What to do?
My new Chinese menu & ordering guide will help you navigate that very situation. This handy single-page guide contains:
- 23 common Chinese dishes written in Chinese characters and English translations, so you can order by pointing and know exactly what you’re going to get
- 13 things you might need to say to your waitress, translated into Chinese — plus her possible replies
- 3 ways to explain to your waitress that you are a vegetarian and that you do not want any meat at all
- My tips on how to order a satisfying meal for less than $2 per person
This guide will help you eat well and eat cheaply, by keeping you out of the overpriced tourist restaurants that have English menus. The dishes listed in this guide are available in all kinds of restaurants, all over China, and they usually cost less than 20 RMB ($3) each.
For now, I’m selling the guide for $1.99. That’s just 13 RMB. You can save that much in just one meal when you choose a hole-in-the-wall joint over a tourist restaurant with an English menu, and you’ll have confidence that you know exactly what you’re getting.
Payments will be securely processed through Paypal. After you complete the payment, I will e-mail the menu guide to the address you provided to PayPal within 24 hours.