Mápó Dòufu

A long time ago, there was a small eatery outside of Chengdu close to the Wangdu Bridge where laborers rested under and oil porters crossed by.

In this small restaurant, an old couple named Mr. and Mrs. Chen would make humble meals for the local workers mostly, but everyone was welcomed to the eatery that they called their home. Gentle poems, tittering wanderers, crafty traders, and washed-out laborers all had one prospect from the couple: a…

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