Name that Chinese restaurant

Here’s a thought I had recently… actually, I’ve had this thought many times over my life, but never really voiced it. Have you noticed that Chinese restaurants all seem to use similar words in naming their restaurants. I’m sure sometimes it’s because they don’t have a strong command of the “engrish” language, but it could also be due to so-called “lucky words” or words that can be easily and without hesitation associated with Chinese food. I know this is totally unscientific and pretty much off the top of my head, but I’ve come up with the top 20 words that all Chinese restaurants seem to have. (in no particular order)

  1. Garden
  2. Dynasty
  3. Emperor
  4. Palace
  5. Dragon
  6. Court
  7. Royal
  8. Ocean
  9. House
  10. Golden
  11. Jade
  12. Tiger
  13. Village
  14. Sea
  15. Crystal
  16. Peking
  17. Hunan
  18. Mandarin
  19. Szechwan
  20. Cantonese

Now, you can pick two of these twenty and you will no-doubt find a matching chinese restaurant in the yellow pages…. Hunan Garden, Dragon Palace, Ocean Village, Royal Court, etc…. It’s kinda funny when you think how conforming these restaurant owners are to have such similar names. Am I missing any other commonly used names? These were just from my own thoughts.

One Response to “Name that Chinese restaurant”

  1. me Says:

    you forgot DUCK!

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