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Pu Pu Hot Pot: The World's Best Restaurant Names

2.71 of 5 stars 2.71  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  6 reviews
100 snapshots of the world's most amazing, dreadful and utterly bizarre restaurant names

"What's in a name?"—William Shakespeare (foodie)

For too long, restaurants have been judged on the quality of their food. In some parts of the world, chefs have been known to waste literally hours of their lives carefully preparing and cooking stuff, only for other people to eat it and,
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 1st 2012)
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Rose Ann
Aug 09, 2013 Rose Ann rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one, actually
Recommended to Rose Ann by: no one
The signs, for the most part, are funny, but the "jokes"
that the "author" captions each photo with are obscure and impenetrable. Or else just plain not funny. Or else in extremely poor taste. Glad I didn't spend money on this.
Stewart Tame
Fun book! A bit on the short side, maybe. Some of these show some demented ingenuity on the part of the restaurant owners ("Pho Shizzle" still makes me smile.) Others are clearly the result of people in other countries not being aware of the nuances of English slang. A few seem to be cases of strategic blotting out of parts of the original sign. Many of these have made the rounds of Facebook ("Thai Tanic" and "Phat Phuc" spring to mind.) It's a fun book to giggle over with friends, but a bit on ...more
J.D. Corrigan
The names and pictures of these restaurants are hilarious. The captions and commentary by the author really needed some more work. The other thing that these pictures are missing are the city locations for these establishments instead of the continent they reside on. Even a country location would have been better.
Cecilia Perez
Bought this book for friends of mine that own several restaurants and have books floating in said establishments. Fun!
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