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My Favor Steak

The Chinese custom of “creative” restaurant naming continuous! Remember the Come Bar? Well, further south in Yunnan’s provincial capital of Kunming sits a sign embrazoned with the words you see above…”MY FAVOR STEAK.”

I’d say it’s safe to assune that the intention here was to name this place, “My Favorite Steak,” as last time I checked, steak’s didn’t do favors, nor were they given out as (party) favors (though I’m sure somewhere in the world someone has given out steaks as party favors…). I suppose it could be missing a few words, like “My Favor (to you is a) Steak.”

But knowing the Chinese and their aptitude for nonsensical English translations (affectionally called Chinglish or Engrish), I’m just going to go with “My Favorite Steak.” After all, there certainly wasn’t a heck of a lot of competition when it came to steak restaurants, so maybe that phrase wasn’t quite as absurd as it sounds!

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By Aaron

Hey there! I'm Aaron and this is my travel site, where I document my adventures to all corners of the world. My love for travel started at the ripe old age of four, when a midlife crisis uprooted my family to Ecuador for five years. Since then, I've been to countries on 4 different continents. When I'm not blissfully on the road, I reside in New York City, where I become the ultimate travel junkie and spend my days dreaming up my next great adventure! Read More...

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