A bit of nonsense …

for Friday Fictioneers


chinese-takeaway.regular (10).


A bowl of chicken noodle soup

number 24

then I ate a 68

I needed something more


Beef in black bean sauce it was

tender dark and nice

with a bowl of 146

special egg fried rice


I also had a seafood dish

number 47

Massive prawns with cashew nuts

I thought I’d gone to heaven!


Spare ribs and a bowl of duck

4 and 87

A tangle of chop suey

number 1–11


Then I felt a little full

and so I paid the waiter

Trouble is with Chinese food

You’re hungry two hours later!


So I bought a pizza!



brenda-cox-photoThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Brenda Cox for the photo.



Click Froggie to join in the fun.



71 thoughts on “A bit of nonsense …

  1. Arti Jain Apr 7, 2021 / 13:51

    a More-ish tale–loved it.
    I’m the same with Chinese. Hungry after a couple of hours:)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mason Bushell Apr 7, 2021 / 14:06

    haha! That was a fun poem. I must say when you order Chinese by the number it’s usually in a Chinese takeaway and disgusting! No Chinese person would ever eat from a Chinese takeaway lol.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 7, 2021 / 14:48

      You do have to be a bit choosy! My use of numbers on a restaurant menu was what I believe they call poetic license!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 7, 2021 / 17:30

      I’ve got 3 Chinese eateries, each a few steps from my door, and not a pizza place in sight! Not good enough! Thanks for dropping by.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 7, 2021 / 17:41

      They are all things frogs like to eat apparently, though not necessarily Chinese style! Cheers, Christine.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Michael Humphris Apr 7, 2021 / 15:44

    This took me back to my student days, and chicken dhansak, on the bone of course, with a nice large Naan bread. Instead I am on hospital rations, but they are not to bad…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 7, 2021 / 17:45

      That sounds perfect – the Indian that is! Sorry to hear you’re on hospital grub. Not for too long, I hope.


  4. rochellewisoff Apr 7, 2021 / 15:47

    Dear Keith,

    After all that I can’t imagine ever being hungry again. Nonetheless, you made me laugh. Your graphic is fabulous, too. 😀



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  5. Sandee Apr 7, 2021 / 16:53

    A bit of nonsense and this nonsense made me hungry and for all of it.

    Have a fabulous day, Keith. 🙂


  6. pensitivity101 Apr 7, 2021 / 17:22

    This is great, and so true about chinese food. It fills you up very quickly, but doesn’t last!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 7, 2021 / 17:56

      It seems to be making a lot of you hungry! You obviously have very good taste!


  7. msjadeli Apr 7, 2021 / 18:27

    Excellent tale using the numbers for the menu items. My favorites are #17 (crab rangoon,) #34 (sweet and sour soup,) and #63 (egg foo yung with brown gravy.)

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  8. GHLearner Apr 7, 2021 / 22:48

    That is such great fun. Both, the food and the poem.


  9. Dora Apr 7, 2021 / 23:51

    Love this poem and oh how true! You can absolutely gorge on Chinese food and still feel starved.


  10. granonine Apr 8, 2021 / 01:44

    This gave me a good laugh. It also reminded me of an old take off on “Mary had a little lamb”–a little pork, a little jam, a little egg, a little toast, some pickles and a great big roast. An ice cream soda topped with fizz, and oh, how sick our Mary is!

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      • granonine Apr 8, 2021 / 15:52

        I have no idea where it originated. I’ve known it since I was a little kid. LOOOOooooong time ago 🙂


  11. jenne49 Apr 8, 2021 / 11:52

    Well, that was fun! Grinning here. (And it’s true about Chinese food. ‘I can’t possibly eat any more!’ An hour later ‘I could eat a scabby )ug!’


    • jenne49 Apr 8, 2021 / 16:20

      Scabby dug! (Which, lest anyone thinks I’m referring disrespectfully to the contents of the menu, is a way of saying ‘really hungry’ up here!)


  12. ahtdoucette Apr 8, 2021 / 13:32

    What you need, Keith, is a bento box with real food! (My relatives own a Bento place in Hawaii and if you walk away from there not satisfied there is something wrong with you!) I love the frog picture. Did you make that? Too cute, the whole story. Love it.


  13. Susan St.Pierre Apr 8, 2021 / 16:07

    Another rib-tickler! The pizza was number 4 ‘cuz you won’t feel hungry any more.


  14. Brenda's Thoughts Apr 9, 2021 / 01:54

    Very creative and funny! What is it about Chinese food where you’re hungry a short time later. I suppose it depends on the kind of Chinese food you have. =)


  15. James McEwan Apr 9, 2021 / 10:25

    Excellent journey through a Chinese menu, perhaps you should try larger portions next time.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. ceayr Apr 9, 2021 / 11:07

    I have to say this made me laugh
    And then I laughed again
    A chap with your vast appetite
    Could eat a scabby-heidit wean!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. draliman Apr 9, 2021 / 11:12

    Fun! Chinese food is a bit like that. I hope froggie enjoys his sticky spare ribbets 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. subroto Apr 12, 2021 / 16:11

    Damn you Keith, why did I read this at midnight? I am going to raid the fridge now. Delicious story btw.

    Liked by 1 person

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