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NZ restaurant's 'racist menu' sparks anger

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A New Zealand restaurant has been accused of using mocking racial clichés on its menu. Asian fusion restaurant Bam-boozle in Christchurch features dishes with the names "Chirri Garrik an Prawn Dumpring" and "Ho Lee Kok". The restaurant has operated with the menu for two years, local reports said, but a picture was posted to Twitter by a social media user this week. The restaurant said customers enjoyed the names as "part of the experience".

Some of the other dishes on the menu include "Eja Ku Rait" and "Tay's Velly Special Penang Style Seafood", a reference to how some Chinese speakers are seen to mix up the pronunciation of the letters L and R. Alice Galletly first commented on the menu with a picture on Monday. Some were outraged by the menu, calling the choice of dish names "shameful". "This makes me so mad. There's no racism in NZ?

-International Desk

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