In ZhiYi’s response, I found one thing I did not realized at the first time. She had mentioned new generation’s love to their parents. It is the kind of love to give back. In Chinese culture, it is very important for children to not only take parents’ love, but give back their love. Especially, after their parents getting older, they need to spend more time with their parents rather than focus on making money.
In my childhood life, I also have the same experiences of parents busy with making money and I live with grandparents or other people.
There was a farmer in the countryside of Tianjin whose son was born when he was 40. He named the baby “Gouzi” (狗子) or “baby dog.” Gouzi went to Tianjin to apprentice in a steamed buns shop when he was 14. He learned the skills and later opened a stall selling steamed pork buns or boazi (包子 ). His baozi was so soft and fragrant that he soon became very successful and attracted many patrons. Gouzi was always busy with his business that he had no time to talk to his customers. Then, people started saying “Gouzi doesn’t talk when he’s selling his baozi (狗子买包不理人)” and so people started calling him “Gou Bu Li” (狗不理), meaning he never paid attention to people or just simply ignore them.
The dish’s name in direct translation is Sliced Lungs of Couple, but it does means to eat couple’s lungs. So, for better understanding what it is , people also translate the name into Sliced Beef and Ox Offal in Chili Sauce:
Background story: It is a famous dish in Sichuan Province. In the 1960s, a couple 郭朝华【Guo Zhaohua】 and 张佃敏【Zhang Dianmin】 who opened a stand at 长顺街【Changshun Street】 in Chengdu became famous for making tossed sliced beef and ox offal in sauce. Their beef slices looked bright in color and had a distinct taste from those of other vendors. Because of their delicious dish, prospering business, and harmonious husband and wife relationship, their slices were called Fuqi Feipian.
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