Lost in Translation Series: Translation Fun at the Buffet

My previous translation postings, all involving German to English mistranslations, were quite amusing. However, those examples simply cannot compare to the Chinese to English translation I’m presenting you today. Have a look:
Funny Chopstick Package
You can click on the image to enlarge it, but the text reads:

Welcome to Chinese Restaurant.
please try your Nice Chinese Food With Chopsticks
the traditional and typical of Chinese glorious history.
and cultural

Let’s sum up what’s wrong here:

  • The lack of an indefinite article (a) before “Chinese Restaurant.”

  • The second sentence starts with a lowercase ‘p’, but for some reason “Nice”, “Food”, “With”, and “Chopsticks” are capitalized. There should also be a comma before the second half of the sentence.
  • The third line never mentions what the adjectives “traditional” and “typical” are describing! My guess is that “utensil” is the missing word here!
  • The random “and cultural” in the fourth line, all by itself!

The word “glorious” and the random “and cultural” line are in a different font, which might indicate corrections were attempted to be made!
These chopsticks are generic, and thus can probably found at a Chinese restaurant near you! This package was discovered at the Chinese/Japanese Buffet on Erie Boulevard in DeWitt, a suburb of Syracuse.
But then there was also the fortune in the fortune cookie:
Fortune in a Fortune Cookie

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