The Menu Stealer

It’s been a busy week at work, but it’s great to see one long-term project finally coming to fruition: today ChinesePod released the long-awaited first episode of its new video series, The Menu Stealer:

The Menu Stealer – episode 1: Guilin Mifen from PraxisLanguage on Vimeo.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. haha funny and nice and interesting, thanks

  2. Guilin Mi feng is the best creation on eaaaaaarth!!!!

    Seriously, how can it be soooo yummy???? It’s much better than Pasta!!!

  3. Enjoyed the video, nice lighting, interesting camera angles, and good acting. Is the writer Mark Lewis a new CPod employee? Hadn’t heard of him.

  4. Very nice! Well put together, funny and I think informative/repetitive to a degree that makes it stick without being dull.
    I know a lot goes into making these and that in many ways they are more suitable for lower level stuff, but have you guys ever considered doing anything like this at a higher level? I’d love to see what you would come up with.

  5. funny! good idea !

  6. Ah! Now I can order something different when dining in Shanghai (the home of Chinese Pod and SinoSplice).

    I was there today (but only for 2 hours) then back to Osaka, Japan.
    I actually had a funny experience in both places today that I’ll write about in my blog later.

    Take care!

  7. A great video addition to the CPOD lessons.

    But I still think a video series on learning radicals and characters would be even more popular. (I have focused on speaking / listening skills over the past 3 years with CPOD but do not have a clue how to learn the writing system).

  8. good, on a technical I really like the grade, usually editors do not apply this skill enough It helps the atmosphere a lot. I came from a mostly northern menu experience and when I was in GuiLin I was really disappointed be the food on offer, the Mi Fen (and spicy chilli sauce) was the best thing I found there, maybe I was expecting too much as I felt it was close enough to SiChuan to have alot of those style dishes.

  9. Well done! Very professional, and informative for an occasional reader like me. Can’t wait for more!

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