Grocery Aisle WTF




  • Because old-timey country inns serve oriental fried rice?



  • Even better is how they capture the taste of the Orient (whatever that should be?), in a sauce...



  • "Oriental flavored sauce"?

     Oh dear.



  • [quote user="merreborn"]

    "Oriental flavored sauce"?

     Oh dear.

    [/quote]

    and all in a mere 10 minutes : P 



  • [quote user="djork"]


    Because old-timey country inns serve oriental fried rice?

    [/quote]

    Well... yes, actually, many of them do. Since you ask.

    Just because the building dates from the 12th century doesn't mean the chef does too.
     



  • [quote user="Iago"][quote user="djork"]


    Because old-timey country inns serve oriental fried rice?

    [/quote]

    Well... yes, actually, many of them do. Since you ask.

    Just because the building dates from the 12th century doesn't mean the chef does too.
     

    [/quote]

    I saw it more from the POV of a Country "style" Oriental meal (as opposed to the building, chef etc) - it only just struck me, I don't think I've ever seen a Oriental "style" country meal, certainly not in South East Asia, which I am most familiar with.
    Of course, the real WTF is that two entirely diverse groups (country style, and oriental style) have been completely generalised...




  • I thought "Oriental" was actually a racial slur.... 😞



  • If you're talking about a person from Asia then yes, but not if you're referring to the cuisine.



  • [quote user="blee1105"]If you're talking about a person from Asia then yes, but not if you're referring to the cuisine.[/quote]

     

    Or the rugs.

     

    Never understood that. Asia is a HUGE continent which includes eastern russia, india, afghanistan, etc. A huge lump of veru diverse people to label "asian", no? Next, everyone will just be "North Hemispherian" or perhaps we'll just go 60's sci-fi and call everyone "Earthling". We won't be "allowed" to use any terminology to be any more precise than that.

     

     



  • [quote user="unklegwar"]

    Never understood that. Asia is a HUGE continent which includes eastern russia, india, afghanistan, etc. A huge lump of veru diverse people to label "asian", no? Next, everyone will just be "North Hemispherian" or perhaps we'll just go 60's sci-fi and call everyone "Earthling". We won't be "allowed" to use any terminology to be any more precise than that.

    [/quote]

    Well Oriental just means "Eastern", it's not a very precise term itself. Using Asian does tend to bother me as well, though.


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