Who has not come across this. You sit in a Chinese restaurant, entertaining your guests or family, but you are lost. Lost for words, lost what to say, lost what to order.
Sure, we all do it : 'Looking at the neighbor's table and see what they have ordered.'
Next, most embarrassing moment : 'We want the same dish as our neighbor', by the way: 'What are they eating' ?
Of course there are alternatives. We ask our companion to order for us. Or we ask a friend. We can always look somewhat stupid.
Especially if business colleagues accompany us.
Years ago I was in the same position. Not anymore, I found a great way to order food, pronouncing the names in its correct way.
It doesn't go unnoticed is all I can say.
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