'Chirri Garrik an Prawn Dumpring': Asian-fusion restaurant sparks anger with 'racist menu' in New Zealand
- Bamboozle restaurant in Christchurch has come under fire for its menu
- Dishes on offer include 'wat kung fu dat sarad' and 'pang pang cori frower'
- Visitors have denounced the menu as 'racist' and in poor taste
- Owner Philip Kraal, who is white, said that people 'enjoy the written menu'
A New Zealand Asian fusion restaurant has been branded racist over its 'juvenile' and 'tone deaf' menu.
Philip Kraal, the owner of Bamboozle, in Christchurch, has come under fire for his choice of dish names, which include 'chirri garrik an prawn dumpring' and 'pang pang cori frower'.
But despite the angry backlash online Kraal, who is white, has defended his decision, saying: 'Pretty much every one of our customers enjoys the written menu.'
The menu at Bamboozle Asian-fusion restaurant in New Zealand has been branded racist over dish names that mock a heavy Asian accent. Dishes including 'chirri garrik an prawn dumpring'
Owner Paul Kraal often swaps the letter 'l' for 'r' and vice-versa. Hence salad dishes become 'sarad' dishes instead
The menu was outed by Twitter user Alice Galletly who posted it to her feed along with the caption: 'Ho lee phuk, the menu for Bamboozle restaurant is some super juvenile racist trash!'
While her initial message was only met with a few dozen retweets it was subsequently picked up by New Zealand media and the outrage spread.
A large number of items on the menu exchange the letters 'l' and 'r', apparently mocking the way some Asian accents sound to English speakers.
This is particularly apparent on the 'dumpring' and 'sarad' dishes.
Others attempted to pun on the dish itself, with one containing squid described as 'wang wang tan ta kool' in reference to tentacles.
Despite the criticism Kraal has defended his choices, saying 'pretty much every one of our customers enjoys the written menu'
Another dish containing cauliflower is named 'pang pang cori frower'
Another vegetarian dish is named 'lac king pro teen'.
One especially lewd dish combines the two concepts and is name 'eja ku rait'.
This is not the first time Kraal has gotten in trouble over his menu descriptions, according to the New Zealand Herald.
In 2009 he described a chicken, brie and sweetcorn pie on his Crumpet Club menu as 'slightly gay, I know, but oh so tasty'.
At the time he also defended the dish, saying: 'We serve the gay community just like any other group. You can't please everyone all the time though.'
He was also censured by New Zealand's advertising watchdog after he posted on the Facebook page of his WHET bar claiming that gin 'is one of the best natural remedies for kidney and liver disease'.
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