《中英對照讀新聞》Thailand serves up cannabis cuisine to happy customers 泰國供應大麻美食給開心的顧客


2021/01/23 05:30

◎周虹汶

“Giggling bread” and “joyfully dancing salad” aren’t the usual dishes on a menu in Thailand, but one eatery is hoping its cannabis-infused cuisine can lure foreign tourists and take the taboo out of the recently legalised leaf.

「咯咯笑麵包」和「樂舞沙拉」不是泰國菜單上的尋常菜色,但一家小餐館希望它加了大麻的美食能引誘外國遊客,並擺脫這種近來合法化的大麻葉的禁忌。

The restaurant at the Chao Phya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachin Buri started serving its own happy meals this month, after Thailand de-listed cannabis as a narcotic, allowing state-authorised firms to cultivate the plant.

在泰國將大麻自毒品除名並准許政府授權的企業種植這種植物後,這家設在巴真武里府昭披耶河阿拜布別澤醫院的餐廳,本月開始供應它的快樂餐。

“Cannabis leaves, when put in the food or even a small amount ... it will help the patient to recover faster from the illness,” said Pakakrong Kwankao, the project leader at the hospital.

該醫院這項計畫的主持人帕卡克隆.寬考說,「當把大麻葉放進食物,或是甚至只有少量…它會幫助病人從疾病中較快恢復。」

“The cannabis leaf can improve appetite and make people sleep well, and also be in a good mood.”(Reuters)

「大麻葉可以促進食慾,並幫助人們好睡,還能有好心情。」(路透)

新聞辭典

serve up:片語動詞,指提供、分菜。例句:We were served up with a list.(我們得到了一份清單。)

infuse:動詞,指注入、灌輸、充滿、鼓舞、泡茶、浸漬、傾注。例句:Allow the tea to infuse for three minutes.(讓茶泡個3分鐘。)

lure:名詞,指誘惑、魚餌;動詞,指引誘。例句:He was lured into the job by the offer of a high salary.(他受高薪誘惑而接受那份工作。)

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