Great food comes with a story. That’s certainly true for mapo tofu, a signature dish from Sichuan province, China. It brings the taste and history.
When in a western country, finding table salt is no big deal. Any grocery store carries it, and usually in several varieties and brands. It’s easy to find. However, today I went looking for some table salt in Jinghong, China.
Looking back, living as an expat in China was a time of growth and learning. Being open minded was absolutely critical to participating in another country’s culture. I took many ways of Chinese life back to the states with me upon my return, like making sure I am a very hospitable host when having guests and being adventurous with trying new food - you never know, you may like a duck egg and jelly fish salad more than you’d think!
Bargaining, a dance between buyer and seller, is integral in these cultures. It is through this negotiation on the terms of an exchange that both participants learn a great deal about the other person. However, personal interaction is an important ingredient in bargaining cultures, and by eliminating this unspoken, under-the-surface dialogue, there would no longer be the dance.
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