|British chef Jamie’s Canto car crash
Hong Kong fans of British chef Jamie Oliver fell about laughing after he announced a new Italian restaurant in the city in Cantonese – with a few slip-ups.
Making a stab at the local Chinese dialect in a light-hearted YouTube video, he announces: “I will open an amazing Italian submarine.''
Attempting to repeat words read out by a Cantonese-speaker off-screen, he also promises that the restaurant will be “very slippery,’’ before collapsing into giggles.
The video on Youtube has drawn more than 35,000 hits since Tuesday.
Oliver, 38, set to open the first Hong Kong branch of his “Jamie's Italian'' chain in Causeway Bay.
His first attempt to say “Causeway Bay'' in Cantonese came out as “car crash,’’ while the second sounded like “bronze bed.’’
The video nonetheless delighted local fans.
“Jamie Oliver speaks Cantonese! So funny!'' wrote Christy Lui in one comment posted below the video, while others called him “adorable'' and welcomed him to the city.
“Hong Kong people like your Cantonese! But they like you even better,'' wrote Cheng Dai Hup.--AFP