外籍Youtuber體驗臺南英語友善夜市,影片出爐,點閱人數已破兩萬,廣受網友好評English menu night market YouTube video reached over 20,000 times viewing and received great comment

2019-01-25

台南市政府推動英語友善城市,創全國之先於八個夜市推出雙語菜單,吸引外籍youtuber- Wes Davis及Lukas Engström前來體驗,影片已拍攝完成,內容生動有趣,甫上架沒多久,點閱人數已經破兩萬。

(影片網址:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgMg6SEGOI4&feature=youtu.be

 

 

現居高雄的外籍youtuber Wes在影片一開頭中表示,受當地朋友之邀至新營中華路夜市體驗,朋友提供一份「非常有意思的」臺灣傳統美食清單,其中包含「對老外而言,有點可怕的食物」,但他很願意嘗試任何事情,也很期待品嚐這些美食,接著展開他們的體驗之旅。因影片內容生動有趣,網友反應熱烈,紛紛表示臺南夜市有英語菜單實在太棒了! 不僅對外國人來說十分方便,也是很好的英語學習資源。

 

臺灣網友留言分享,靠著造訪臺南市有提供雙語菜單的餐廳,學了不少的英語,直說要抽空去逛有英語菜單的夜市,學習各種夜市小吃的說法;而外籍網友xiao ai則說雙語菜單是他們學中文很好的管道,要來臺南逛英語友善夜市,順便學中文。多數留言肯定英語菜單,也有網友表示希望攤商英語力能提昇,網友wei-hon ho:「還是希望攤販都要會一點簡單的英文,不過至少有English menu是個起頭,大家一起努力吸引世界各地的旅客來台灣,感謝分享!」

 

除了表示對臺南市推動英語友善城市的肯定,很多網友也驚嘆Wes及Lukas積極融入臺灣當地生活,願意嚐試「烤鵪鶉」及「當歸土虱頭」等食物,甚至有外籍網友留言表示,看Wes吃得津津有味,他們下次來臺南旅遊也要試試。臺灣網友則留言鼓勵Wes,「您真的太棒了,對於臺灣美食真的非常勇於嚐試並且享受其中,看到您吃的這麼開心,我也看到餓了」;住在新營的民眾也留言表示,「謝謝你們來逛我們的夜市,我現在才知道我們夜市有英文菜單耶」。更有網友藉機行銷臺南:「元宵節請到鹽水參觀蜂炮節(在新營隔壁)更精采!」

The Tainan City Government is promoting an English-friendly city, and has launched bilingual menus at eight night markets as part of that effort. Foreign YouTubers Wes Davies and Lukas Engström recently visited one of those night markets to experience the bilingual menus for themselves. The resulting video is animated and interesting, and has racked up over 20,000 views in just a short amount of time.

 

(Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgMg6SEGOI4&feature=youtu.be)

 

Wes, who currently resides in Kaohsiung, explained at the start of the video that he invited his friend Lukas to explore Jhonghua Road Night Market in Sinying District with the goal of trying all the “pretty interesting” local and traditional foods on a list provided to him by friends. These foods included some that “are quite scary for foreigners.” However, he was up for trying just about anything, and was really looking forward to doing exactly that. The rest of the video is dedicated to the foods that Wes and Lukas tried. As the content of the video was extremely animated and interesting, it received an enthusiastic response from netizens. Many of them commented that it was great that Tainan’s night markets offer English menus, because they are not only convenient for foreigners, but also serve as an excellent English learning resource.

 

Several Taiwanese netizens shared that they learned quite a bit of English from visiting the vendors that offer bilingual menus in Tainan’s night markets, while others commented that they would make time to check out night markets with English menus to learn the terms for night market delicacies. Foreign netizen xiao ai said the bilingual menus are great tools for foreigners to learn Chinese, and a trip to Tainan to visit English-friendly night markets and learn Chinese along the way is in the works. Most of the comments expressed appreciation for the English menus, and some netizens said they hoped vendors could continue to improve their English abilities. Netizen wei-hon ho wrote, “I still hope vendors will be able to speak simple English, but having English menus is a good start. Let’s all work hard to encourage travelers to come to Taiwan, thank you for sharing!”

 

Netizens not only acknowledged Tainan’s efforts to promote an English-friendly city, but also Wes and Lukas’ efforts to actively integrate themselves into local Taiwanese life. They marveled at their willingness to try foods such as “BBQ quail” or “Angelica catfish head.” Some foreign netizens commented that after seeing Wes eat these foods with such gusto, they too will try them during their next trip to Tainan. Taiwanese netizens left comments praising Wes, such as “It’s so great that you have the courage to try and enjoy Taiwan’s delicacies. I felt hungry after seeing you tuck into the food with such relish.” A Sinying District resident left a comment saying, “Thank you for visiting our night market. I have just now realized that our night market offers English menus.” Others used the video to market Tainan: “You should go to Yanshui (located next to Sinying District) for the Beehive Fireworks Festival during the Lantern Festival, it’s even more amazing!”