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Old 04-28-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Near Jax Beach
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I love Chinese food in general but prefer soft food due to bridges.

What would be the term to use when ordering, China WOK around here has a large menu but the help doesn't understand very much English and the few images aren't good.

Other than going to a china buffet and trying everything.

I love any kind of noodles, rice noodles & etc. dumplings, sprouts/shoots -- any veggie as long as it ends up soft...... do you know what I mean ?
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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What did you say to them?
If you tell them your teeth are not good and can only eat soft food, they should be able to understand it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Near Jax Beach
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They know the China Wok menu and $$ well, but they don't understand my wants. It's like trying to have a 3 yr old do your tax return look.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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They know the China Wok menu and $$ well, but they don't understand my wants. It's like trying to have a 3 yr old do your tax return look.
The waitresses there are either illegal immigrants or students. Try talking to a student and it might be better.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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""student"" ??
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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""student"" ??
Many waitresses/waiters in Chinese restaurants are students.
When I was a student I worked in a Chinese restaurant in the summer too.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Near Jax Beach
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"O" ok, i understand.

Do you have a idea about a choice?
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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I love Chinese food in general but prefer soft food due to bridges.

What would be the term to use when ordering, China WOK around here has a large menu but the help doesn't understand very much English and the few images aren't good.

Other than going to a china buffet and trying everything.

I love any kind of noodles, rice noodles & etc. dumplings, sprouts/shoots -- any veggie as long as it ends up soft...... do you know what I mean ?
How about taking an English-Chinese dictionary with you to the restaurant and pointing out the words from the dictionary to the waiter/waitress?
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:22 AM
 
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I am pure vegetarian so if I will go to Hong Kong, what should I must order in hotels.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I am pure vegetarian so if I will go to Hong Kong, what should I must order in hotels.
Menus vary quite a bit. English, especially in the hospitality industry, is common so you can just let them know that you are vegetarian.
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