Instead of pointing randomly at the menu and hoping for the best, download and save this handy vocabulary list for menu emergencies:
English Chinese Phrases for the Hungry Visitor:
There is a simple easy solution to this problem which you can quickly download and save for just such an occasion: our Chinese-English Phrases for the Hungry Visitor. You will find all the important key words for basic communication in a local Chinese restaurant which will help you choose and order your favourite food.
Yes, I know. Chinese food in China is nothing like the food in Chinese restaurants anywhere else in the world. Sorry, but that I can’t do anything about.
Enjoy your meal.