March 07, 2007

pig shreds on toast

Sounds tempting, eh?

I assume that this regional speciality ("Siegerländer Krüstchen", roughly "Siegerland crusties") is not quite as bad as this clumsy translation into English makes it sound. It's a pork cutlet, served on a slice of bread, topped with a fried egg. Not exactly an ambitious concept, but an improvement over "pig shreds". (In German, the word "Schnitzel" can mean both "cutlet" and "pieces of shredding", and here -- a restaurant of a **** hotel -- they obviously put someone in charge of writing the menu in English who had no idea of culinary terms in English. It's so clunky, it's almost endearing.)

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