at the fu manchu restaurant in st. louis

The following photos were taken by a reader at a new "Asian" restaurant in St. Louis called Fu Manchu. And man, it looks like they're taking the Asian exploitation to the next level of kitsch. Behold:

Yes, this is a real restaurant. One that has appropriated the image of one of the worst "yellow peril" characters in modern western fiction. Yay!

If I'm not mistaken, that's Christopher Lee (not Asian), circa 1960s, as the titular character in one of the many Fu Manchu movies he made during that era. It ain't Fu Manchu without some good old-fashioned yellowface!

Yes, those are a pair of nunchucks hanging from the wall.

This ridiculously stereotypical decor, bad food, and more, await you at the fabulous pan-Asian Fu Manchu restaurant in St. Louis. I'm told that you'll even be greeted by a real, live Chinese girl—possibly the only one working in the whole restaurant—serving as hostess. How authentic. (Thank you, Brandon.)

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