用户名: 密码: 验证码:    注册 | 忘记密码?
首页|听力资源|每日听力|网络电台|在线词典|听力论坛|下载频道|部落家园|在线背单词|双语阅读|在线听写|普特网校
您的位置:主页 > 每日焦点 > 社会 >

英语新闻:成都对"苍蝇馆子"的热情

2014-11-19    来源:chinadaily    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

 英语新闻:成都对"苍蝇馆子"的热情

英语新闻:

Recently, I am doing an assignment concerning the lifestyle of people in Chengdu, in the past week, my partners and I shuttled between downtown and the suburb of the city with heavy cameras, shooting ordinary citizen’s life, what impressed me most is their affection toward“fly restaurants”, actually, this is a literal translation according to its meaning in Chinese, we’d better call it greasy spoon, but I prefer the former, as it vividly reflects Chinese flavor. Even some Chinese out of Chengdu hardly know the equal word “苍蝇馆子”.

"fly restaurants” do not refer to places with flies circling around, historically, unhygienic environment may account for this name, but this is not the concern of contemporary“fly restaurants” anymore, currently they are known as restaurants with simple decoration and relative cheap price, of course, famous ones are featured by its delicious dishes. “fly restaurants” covers both staples and local snacks, when we were shooting, we saw people patiently waiting in line to buy snacks, the saying that “the customer is king” seems cannot be adapted to Chengdu, the seller is dominant, popular snakes are sold in limited period, which usually last 2 hours separately in the morning and afternoon. We intended to buy “guokui” (one of the famous snacks in Chengdu) by the way, but we just unexpectedly missed the period.


You might assume that this kind of restaurant only suits ordinary people, the affluent and people of high social status will not go for it, however, that’s not the truth, which makes this city unique. It is very common in Chengdu that people who drive luxury cars search for “fly restaurants” in deep alley. Usually, popular“fly restaurants” are very crowded during rush hour, restaurateurs have to arrange tables in passage outside, gusts have no complains, on the contrary they enjoy this atmosphere and take it for granted. I, as a stranger, really feel it fresh, that’s really a distinct scenery of this city. After finishing shooting in“fly restaurants”, my team behaved like native people, eating outside the restaurant, engaged in delicious dishes that the restaurateur recommended.

It seems they emphasize the taste of the food regardless of rough environment, that’s exactly the eating style of people in Chengdu. Chengdu was entitled to be “world gourmet capital” in 2010, and“fly restaurants” plays an increasingly significant part in its food culture, more and more tourists who come to Chengdu begin to abandon luxury dining rooms, embracing “fly restaurants” , and I think that is a wise choice as it can help them understand an authentic Chengdu.

After this experience, I wonder how people from different places and cultural settings show their affections in food, is it universal or a cultural difference?

shuttle: vt.& vi.穿梭般来回移动

greasy spoon: <美俚>(供应廉价食物,卫生条件差的)下等餐馆,即苍蝇馆子

unhygienic: adj.不卫生的,不清洁的

staple:  主食;主题,主要部份;

restaurateur: n. 餐馆老板

(Chinadaily)



顶一下
(2)
100%
踩一下
(0)
0%
手机上普特 m.putclub.com 手机上普特
[责任编辑:occupatio]
------分隔线----------------------------
发表评论 查看所有评论
请自觉遵守互联网政策法规,严禁发布色情、暴力、反动的言论。
评价:
表情:
用户名: 密码: 验证码:
  • 推荐文章
  • 资料下载
  • 讲座录音
普特英语手机网站
用手机浏览器输入m.putclub.com进入普特手机网站学习
查看更多手机学习APP>>