Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Asian Priority

I had to run an errand for work today and ended up driving past a place I saw yesterday which confused me quite a lot. In Salt Lake City, there exists a new Chinese restaurant called "Asian Priority." I wondered why the restaurant was called this, and as we celebrate the new Year of the Ox this week, I am concerned that I am the ignorant one. Maybe the restaurant name was lost in translation.

I have never made $4.95 Chinese Breakfast "a priority." For that matter, I have never made getting Chinese food "a priority." Except for on Christmas night when I was drunk and nothing else sounded good and it was snowing outside. That is the only time I've made it "a priority." One time, I had a "pressing situation" after eating Chinese food, but the "priority" didn't involve food going into my body.

When I Googled "Asian Priority," I found that debt markets "should be the 'Asian priority,'" (Bloomberg News) not "Tasty Delights of Three." I clicked on the link, and read a little about the future state of exportation, but my eyes glazed over and I had to check out Hello Kitty Hell instead. (Hey, Hello Kitty is Asian!) I also found various sites for "naked Asian priority," "sex Asian priority" and "massage school Asian priority," but I did not click these links.

Don't believe me?
I sacrificed my life taking this. I also apparently sacrifice my life not being able to properly see out of the driver's side window. Winter window-washing is clearly not "my priority."

Explain this to me!


Jared said...

I think that's Engrish for "asian fast food."

urban princess said...

I prefer to think of it as the short-hand for "You're hungry AND constipated, so come on in and we'll solve both issues in a jiffy!"

BTW: my word verification is "laziner"

Holly said...

UP: Yes, but then Noodles and Company chicken would be Asian Priority, too.

Anonymous said...

The name actually belies the wonderfully nice staff and excellent tasting authentic northern China cuisine served at this wonderful restaurant.
You can order your typical kung pao chicken or sweet and sour pork and you'll get a great tasting dinner. But the real treat comes in dishes like ma po tofu or qung qin qi (spicy boneless morsels of marinated boneless chicken served with szcheuan peppers). They even have wonderful "homemade" Chinese boiled dumplings, which is probably exclusive to Salt Lake of any Chinese restaurant.
The name is supposed to mean eating good quality food is important and here its a priority, it just translates into something else in English.
One last thing, this restaurant is clean!
I have eaten there 4 times since it opened in January and I highly recommend it!

Holly said...

Um, cool. Good to know.

Sophie said...

ooo... i am a tofu super fan! sigh. i want the mapo tofu soooooo badly right now. with rice.

this is really one of the simplest dishes to make anywhere in the world so long as you can get hold of tofu and sauce package.

Here I bought a sauce pack so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.