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attempting to order food using non-english names

Post by Splatted » Thu, 29 Jul 2010 1:29 am

Today we ate once again at Lucky Plaza, and I picked my favorite dish at the food court, "ikan goreng crispy"

I asked for it the way it was written, "Ikan goreng crispy, please"

The old man behind the counter called someone else to serve, and an aunty asked me what I wanted.

I thought to myself... "I must have said it wrong, so he called someone who spoke English to serve me"

So I answered, "Number 10, please"

The aunty asked with a smile, "Want me? also can!"

I laughed... and thought "Gee, she's daring. Her boss is only a meter away.. and doesn't she see my wedding ring?"

She giggled a bit, and asked again "Want me? also can"

And I must have turned red as I laughed it off. :oops: Wow, so flirty, I thought

Finally the food arrived.

Then I returned to work... my head a few inches wider, with my ego inflated.

After I mentioned what had happened to a friend,.. she explained what the aunty was really asking..

What she really said was: "Want mee? Also can"

So I missed out on my complimentary soup :X

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Post by Mad Scientist » Thu, 29 Jul 2010 4:14 am

:lol:

That is funny

Ikan Goreng is fried fish

Crispy in Malay is garing

So you are asking ikan goreng garing. The fish is already fried, it will be crispy :D

Just say Ikan goreng satu !! which literally mean One Fried Fish
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Re: attempting to order food using non-english names

Post by x9200 » Thu, 29 Jul 2010 8:20 am

Splatted wrote:The aunty asked with a smile, "Want me? also can!"
Man, I know OT is 'round the corner but you are just dirty!

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Post by Splatted » Thu, 29 Jul 2010 4:16 pm

x9200 wrote:
Splatted wrote:The aunty asked with a smile, "Want me? also can!"
Man, I know OT is 'round the corner but you are just dirty!
who, me? All I'm guilty of is being a repeat customer.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 Jul 2010 4:43 pm

At the hawker centre or OT? :o
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Post by Splatted » Thu, 29 Jul 2010 6:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:At the hawker centre or OT? :o
repeat customer of Indo food.

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Re: attempting to order food using non-english names

Post by x9200 » Thu, 29 Jul 2010 6:17 pm

Splatted wrote:
x9200 wrote:
Splatted wrote:The aunty asked with a smile, "Want me? also can!"
Man, I know OT is 'round the corner but you are just dirty!
who, me? All I'm guilty of is being a repeat customer.
I guess I should have pasted some kind of smiley :-|

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Post by ksl » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 2:29 am

A bit of an anti climax on the old ego :lol: Want mee also can! Just say how much and if she says free take it, mind you have a plastic bag ready too, just in case its a grim duckling :wink: :lol:
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Post by Mad Scientist » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 5:12 am

Good one ksl :lol: :lol: :lol: :P
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Post by vivienshoshanna » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:04 am

Splatted wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:At the hawker centre or OT? :o
repeat customer of Indo food.
what do you mean by repeat costumer?

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Post by Mad Scientist » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:34 am

vivienshoshanna wrote:
Splatted wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:At the hawker centre or OT? :o
repeat customer of Indo food.
what do you mean by repeat costumer?
vivienshoshanna; obviously you are not living in SG from your question.
Your one sentence posts on other threads is a concern.
Trolling are we ? Please stop as it is confusing
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Jul 2010 1:16 pm

(S)he is, in all probability, a spammer waiting to start but knows I'm watching as I've told her as such. (s)he has joined heaps of forums in the past week or so. It's a Philippines IP address noted for it's spammers so it's on my watch list. Just a matter of time.

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 01 Aug 2010 5:02 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:(S)he is, in all probability, a spammer waiting to start but knows I'm watching as I've told her as such. (s)he has joined heaps of forums in the past week or so. It's a Philippines IP address noted for it's spammers so it's on my watch list. Just a matter of time.

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Oh I so enjoy watching SMS getting his teeth into someone 8-)

Anyway. I had a not disimilar experience to that described at the Banquet at Raffles Hospital. I picked my yong tau fu ingredients, handed them over, declined any noodles, and the scarfie cook gave me the most impish of looks, fluttered her eye-lashes and said 'What you don't want mee!?'. Then burst out laughing. It was damned funny, if only because it was so unexpected (from a scarfie no less), and SGns are not exactly renouned for their boldness and pun-based humour...

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