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What exactly is ‘Hand Shredded A$$ Meat’? A new dictionary for Chinese restaurants may tell you

Overseas tourists often find the menus here befuddling, for good reason.

After all, what Westerner has experience with foods such as these: “Cowboy leg,” “Hand-shredded ass meat,” “Red-burned lion head,” “Strange flavor noodles,” “Blow-up flatfish with no result,” or “Tofu made by woman with freckles.”

With few English speakers, restaurants usually translate their menus word by word directly from an English-Chinese dictionary.

Image: Bo Gu/NBC News

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