Sometimes people ask me why I didn't eat street food. This is one good reason.
Watching this short video reminded me of so many things I saw in
China. For instance, a food vendor puts the food in a smallish plastic
bag propped up in a bowl. The purchaser then carries the bag to
wherever he/she will eat and usually has a bowl there waiting to
lay the plastic bag in; and then he/she eats the contents of the
plastic bag. I saw Chinese folks carrying plastic bags of stir fried food everywhere at lunchtime in Jinan.
I was always amazed to see small makeshift street "cafes" pop up
on the sidewalk at dusk, complete with 10" folding X-stools for
chairs and tiny tables.
The authorities may dismantle those hole-in-the-wall gutter oil
factories, but the operators quickly find another spot and jump
right back into business. There are so many millions of back allies ripe hole-in-the-wall
operations of many kinds.