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World of Warcraft, the Restaurant

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the who's-gonna-tank-the-appetizers dept.

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An Anonymous Coward writes "China's online gaming themed service industry appears to be booming, riding China's fascination with online gaming all the way to the top is a Chinese restaurateur with his World of Warcraft inspired eatery." I would recommend the Critter Bites and the Haunted Herring, but would warn against the Carrion Surprise.

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Have you ever... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26096219)

Have you ever eaten authentic chinese food? Carrion surprise isn't too far from it. The people eat boiled cat, for chrissakes.

Re:Have you ever... (1)

jack2000 (1178961) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096379)

They'll eat anything that moves, and sometimes even if it doesn't .

Re:Have you ever... (5, Funny)

Trahloc (842734) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096671)

I think I recall reading somewhere: "If it has four legs and isn't the table, you can eat it."

Re:Have you ever... (3, Interesting)

Anarchitektur (1089141) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096893)

You're probably thinking of the famous Prince Philip quote...

If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.

Re:Have you ever... (2, Informative)

ljgshkg (1223086) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097457)

As a Cantonese, I think he's being too simple on his description.

Cantonese culture starts a bit more than 2000 years ago from the mix of ancient Chinese and people of the southern barbarian country(ies) (å--èS, or "Southern Yue") whose land includes Guangdong and Guangxi of today's China and northern and center part of today's Vietnam.

Those southern places are all mountains, rivers, forests, etc subtropical landscape. Hence having lots of insects. And those barbarians treat insects as a food source. So any insects that can fill their stomach (and is not harmful, of course) becomes their food, which later become one of Canontese food sources as its culture form.

So... it's easier for him to say "anything that fills stomach, except human" than trying to describe only living things with "4 legs" and "2 wings". That said, many insects or part of them are materials to make Chinese medicine. So in terms of medicine, then it's not just Cantonese, but likely the whole Chinese cultural circle (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam).

Re:Have you ever... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26097713)

Oh, Slashdot. You're probably the only place on the Internet where you encounter people with a genetic defect that renders them immune to even grasping the concept of humor.

Re:Have you ever... (1)

WinterSolstice (223271) | more than 5 years ago | (#26098829)

My favorite version of this quote was told to me by a guy from Hong Kong:

"Anything on 4 but a table, and anything on 2 but a bicycle"

Re:Have you ever... (1)

opposabledumbs (1434215) | more than 5 years ago | (#26156887)

Not just Chinese medicine: in GuangZho (Canton itself)I've had more than one feast over Chinese New Year that included bloodworms and water crickets that looked like cockroaches.

The restaurant itself sells (live) crocodiles as big as me, and snakes etc. It also backs onto the zoo. Coincidence? I think not...

Re:Have you ever... (1)

interploy (1387145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097265)

Tell that to the poison arrow frogs. (I've heard that saying too though, but I can't place it either.)

Re:Have you ever... (1)

Ithelrand (832349) | more than 5 years ago | (#26099769)

Don't forget anything that has wings and isn't an airplane.

Check out this comic by dual citizen of Hong Kong and Canada, Tang Ho: Cantonese Will Eat Anything [comicgenesis.com]

Re:Have you ever... (1)

roc97007 (608802) | more than 5 years ago | (#26123799)

> The people eat boiled cat, for chrissakes.

Why, you racist insensitive clod. How could you say such a thing! "Boiled cat" indeed. Cat is prepared in stir-fry with a garlic sauce made from garlic cloves, soy sauce and honey. After the meat is fully cooked, stir in snow peas and green onions, let simmer for a half minute and remove to platter. Serve with rat fried rice on the side.

"Boiled" indeed. Philistine.

haunted herring (1)

shalla (642644) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096241)

Haunted herring makes me scared.

Re:haunted herring (4, Funny)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096593)

It's better than Last Week's Mammoth. That would make you sad.

BAD CLAMS! (1)

DudemanX (44606) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096749)

I'M SO ANGRY!!!

Re:BAD CLAMS! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26096889)

Have a tasty cupcake. It'll make you happy!

Re:haunted herring (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097055)

Wouldn't the panda make you sad?

Do they serve... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26096279)

Roflberry Pwncakes?

Re:Pwncakes! (1)

TaoPhoenix (980487) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096719)

Cumberland Farms sells these. (AKA Jimmy Dean)

They're great for diets! Right mix of low-medium grade carbos, sulphur from the egg, and protein sausage packaged at 4 oz a piece so you don't overload on 17 Oz of large bad pepperoni pizza at lunch.

Hmmm (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096385)

I wonder if the sanitation is also inspired by WoW. If so, we are soooo screwed. There will be zombies everywhere.

:o (1)

Daimanta (1140543) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096465)

"The Zerg Rush All-You-Can-Eat Special"

kekeke

One catch (3, Funny)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096897)

You have to fight with opposing patrons for each time you go up for food.

Re:One catch (1)

SL Baur (19540) | more than 5 years ago | (#26101613)

Actually there are three catches. You have to sit down while you eat and if you get up from the table too soon, you won't notice the full benefits of the dish you just ate, which time out anyway in a few minutes.

I recommend the Ravager Dogs, except that you don't want to know where the meat comes from.

Why (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26096533)

Why do they post this niggershit on the main page? I fucking know where Idle is, if I wanted to see it I would go there on my own.

To any would-be Einstein who tells me that I can disable it, I fucking know that. That's not what I asked you lack-of-reading-comprehension fuckwit. I asked what it's doing here in the first place.

Re:Why (3, Funny)

Trahloc (842734) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096721)

To brighten your day Mr. Happy.

Re:Why (3, Funny)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096971)

Just because it's not the answer you wanted, doesn't mean it isn't the right answer. Because if you did disable it, it wouldn't be there in the first place, making your real question completely moot. And knowing that, but asking anyway, is pretty effin retarded.

But because I'm nice, I'll answer the real question: To inspire posts like yours, for the amusement of others.

Re:Why (1)

The Evil Couch (621105) | more than 5 years ago | (#26098835)

To ask a similar question, posed in a much friendlier manner: How do I keep Idle out of my Slashdot RSS feed?

Re:Why (1)

khellendros1984 (792761) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097401)

Go into your profile settings, and tell it to leave out idle stories on the main page. Then stop complaining.

Re:Why (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26100799)

I didn't know where Idle is, since I don't compulsively visit Slashdot and this article was the first I heard of it.

Rage more, please. I can't comprehend what your life must be like if something so trivial sets you of. Oh wait, I can. I work with a guy like you. I started in a junior position to him, and I'm now lead engineer in his team.

He does good work, but his, uh, lack of anything approaching social ability of any kind (and I'm not exactly Mr. Social), means he's going to be stuck at that level for a long time.

Lighten up some...

I'll take the special... (1)

Coraon (1080675) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096585)

a pc gamer editor once said "if there's a better game then warcraft, I'll eat an orc!" Well, I guess now's your chance, its the other green meat on the menu.

One dissident, coming up. (1)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096841)

That's one way they dispose of executed dissidents.

Re:One dissident, coming up. (1)

Lobster Quadrille (965591) | more than 5 years ago | (#26152877)

The soylent may be green, but that still doesn't make it horde.

I might go mad... (1)

yoshi_mon (172895) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096599)

Were I a server there I'd go quickly mad at the number of geeks who would come in and say:

When in a large group: The swarm is eager to feed!

When wanting more of an all you can eat item: More! I want more!

Etc...

Re:I might go mad... (2, Funny)

Fozzyuw (950608) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097087)

HELLSCREAM: Yeah ill have a uh liter of cola
BURGER GUY: What?
HELLSCREAM: A liter of cola!
BURGER GUY: Liter-O-Cola do we make liter-o-cola?
THRALL: Why dont you just order a large, Hellscream?
HELLSCREAM: I don't want a large Hellscream. I want a goddamn liter of cola.
BURGER GUY: I don't know what that is.
HELLSCREAM: Liter is Orcish for give me some fu**in cola before I rip off your fu**in lips!!

Re:I might go mad... (3, Funny)

cylcyl (144755) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097787)

I only have two words for you:
LEROY JEKINNNNNNNNS!!!!

Re:I might go mad... (1)

DarkProphet (114727) | more than 5 years ago | (#26099861)

'Least I got chicken...

Given its location... (2, Insightful)

sethstorm (512897) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096817)

Would there be a goldfarming operation in the back, offering their services on occasion to select customers?

Would they get sued in the US? (3, Interesting)

vux984 (928602) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096845)

If this opened in the US would Blizzard sue them out of existence?

I think probably.

Re:Would they get sued in the US? (1)

Detritus (11846) | more than 5 years ago | (#26098309)

Ask your neighborhood baker. Want him to put a popular cartoon character on your kid's birthday cake? Up against the wall, you filthy copyright terrorist!

Re:Would they get sued in the US? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26098851)

Except the neighborhood baker could claim its just a caricature and that its legally acceptable as a form of art.

Re:Would they get sued in the US? (1)

vux984 (928602) | more than 5 years ago | (#26100953)

Except the neighborhood baker could claim its just a caricature and that its legally acceptable as a form of art.

That -might- get you out of a copyright infringement suit... but wouldn't dodge the trademark suit.

Re:Would they get sued in the US? (1)

MBGMorden (803437) | more than 5 years ago | (#26099155)

My cousin was a baker (and also a pretty good artist - she painted too) for almost 20 years and though I'm not sure if she'd do them for everybody, I remember distinctly her bringing home a few cakes for various parties with Micky Mouse and Donald Duck on them (her own renditions drawn in icing).

Re:Would they get sued in the US? (1)

Detritus (11846) | more than 5 years ago | (#26099493)

I knew a few bakers who used to do it until they were threatened by the copyright holder's lawyers. You would think that the lawyers would have better things to do.

Link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26096903)

I think the link just got Zerged.

Wow...just (2, Funny)

blue l0g1c (1007517) | more than 5 years ago | (#26096947)

wow. I can only imagine the look of abject disappointment when my gf realizes "this" is the fancy restaurant I'm taking her to.

Re:Wow...just (2, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097065)

It's a good weeding mechanism. If she dates you again, marry her.

Re:Wow...just (2, Interesting)

SmlFreshwaterBuffalo (608664) | more than 5 years ago | (#26101267)

If she dates you again, marry her.

This is /. That is standard policy.

Re:Wow...just (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26104165)

And not just with respect to this restaurant, but any time a girl gives you a second date.

Re:Wow...just (1)

Lobster Quadrille (965591) | more than 5 years ago | (#26152917)

Good job, you got the joke. Your parents must be proud.

Re:Wow...just (1)

Missing_dc (1074809) | more than 5 years ago | (#26098799)

I LMAO till I read geekoid's comment then said, Thank FSM my wife plays WoW too and would probably enjoy this restaurant more then me.

Hmmm maybe too much more...

Time to reconsider that Single Family Income thing....

grind to eat (1)

WorkingDead (1393377) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097159)

Do you have to order and eat 10 loafs of bread and 10 glasses of water before you can have a bowl of soup and some milk?

Re:grind to eat (1)

Emperor Zombie (1082033) | more than 5 years ago | (#26098839)

You can get to the soup faster if you dine as a group, but then they only serve one bowl of soup and you all have to roll for it.

I HOPE THEY HIRE ME (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26097217)

ME GOOD FARMER

Benefits of Dining There (3, Funny)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097381)

So does this mean I'll leave there with a nice stamina buff, some extra mana per 5 sec, and look like a ninja?

The big downside is that you have to kill lots of the staff to get your bill to drop.

It's not that bad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26099399)

> The big downside is that you have to kill lots of the staff to get your bill to drop.

That only sounds bad until you realize that you were going to have to do that to pay for the meal anyhow.

Re:It's not that bad... (1)

wild_quinine (998562) | more than 5 years ago | (#26119161)

The big downside is that you have to kill lots of the staff to get your bill to drop.

That only sounds bad until you realize that you were going to have to do that to pay for the meal anyhow.

You can get ten percent off by grinding rep. Of course, you have to kill six thousand members of staff at the restaurant next door for that.

Re:Benefits of Dining There (1)

Shot_Noise (1354159) | more than 5 years ago | (#26107271)

The big downside is that you have to kill lots of the staff to get your bill to drop.

You could just "vanish" and sneak out the back.

Surefire Success (1)

interploy (1387145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097435)

Assuming this guy actually got permissions from Blizzard and they don't IRL permban him, all this guy has to do is offer an internet hotspot and he'll be China's version of McDonald's. He'd have WoW addicts in there 24/7 grubbin' and gamin'.

Re:Surefire Success (1)

NotWorkSafe (891638) | more than 5 years ago | (#26104471)

This is China. Of course he didn't get permission.

Where's the cosplay? (1)

cylcyl (144755) | more than 5 years ago | (#26097733)

When they mentioned theme, I was hoping that all the staff would cosplay as a WOW character or that the devoted fan would go in character. It was rather disappointing that neither was the case.

Re:Where's the cosplay? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26097829)

No cosplay?

That really, really does suck. :(

FINALLY! (3, Funny)

Veggiesama (1203068) | more than 5 years ago | (#26098293)

Ever since I started killing boars for their intestines, I dreamed of the day where I could taste just a slice of WoW. I just hope this restaurant follows canonical recipes.

Bear Meat + Boar Intestines + Spider Ichor = Crazy Delicious Blood Sausage [thottbot.com]

Mmm, I can smell it cooking right now.

Re:FINALLY! (1)

wwphx (225607) | more than 5 years ago | (#26180263)

Most of our guild (Crusty Blades/Alliance/Kilrogg) live in or near Tucson, which has an annual science fiction convention, and we had our first guild party there last year and again this year. It was lots of fun, with WoW-themed food analogs. I made "Dragon Breath Chilli", which was Alton Brown's Pressure Cooker Chilli.

Lots of fun, lots of good food, and you got to put faces to names!

I can see it now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26098335)

Guest : Hi, I'd like to have the Murloc Stew.
Waiter : Excellent choice. Bring me the head of 3 murlocs and a liver from Elder Scolrum.
Guest : Mage LFM Murloc Stew.

Wow... (1)

AdamTrace (255409) | more than 5 years ago | (#26098517)

Every day I'm so glad I quit WoW long ago... It gives me the chance to laugh at those who still take it so damn seriously... :)

Re:Wow... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26098883)

Haha, yeah, those losers! Having fun playing a game! I just love laughing at them and posting on slashdot about it, don't you? It gives us a chance to show off how we're better people than they are.

Whew, that was fun. Ok, now I need to go find some people who have TVs so I can tell them how much better my life is without one...

Re:Wow... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26102345)

That's why I sold all my possessions and took to the forests. Look how happy I am without anything! Look how much better I am than all of you!

In hindsight, I should have kept a blanket.

Re:Wow... (1)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#26122715)

You don't need a blanket. Your wireless internet browsing device will keep you warm.

The food is great (1)

TOGSolid (1412915) | more than 5 years ago | (#26099313)

However you have to go through ten different members of the waitstaff until you find one that actually drops your meal.

I ordered the special of the day... (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 5 years ago | (#26099383)

...but the waiter told me I needed to level some more before I could eat it.

Re:I ordered the special of the day... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26106361)

You are not prepared! Fortunately you can get takeout and carry it around in your backpack until you're mature enough to eat it.

What's Really Sad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26104755)

No matter what you do, you'll still walk out fat, 40, and a virgin.

Specialty of the House (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26107037)

The chef recommends Savory Deviate Delight served with a lovely hollandaise sauce.

Re: (1)

clint999 (1277046) | more than 5 years ago | (#26109935)

"The Zerg Rush All-You-Can-Eat Special"kekeke
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