Do most people eat at home or eat at restaurants?
Well, I have to say most people eat at home because it’s less expensive. Going to restaurants is usually saved for special occasions. After all, money doesn’t grow on trees, and eating out can really cost you an arm and a leg if you go to a fancy restaurant. Plus, when you eat at home, you can make sure the ingredients you use are healthy and organic. You know, restaurants might have food safetyissues, like using gutter oil or expired ingredients.
What are the pros and cons of eating at home and eating at restaurants?
When it comes to eating at home, you can save more money. As we all know, food in restaurants is way more expensive than food you cook at home. And you can eat healthier at home because you have total control over what you eat. In contrast, restaurants do all the cooking and cleaning for you, which saves time for you. And food cooked by professional cooks usually tastes better than home- made food.
Which one do you think will be more popular in the future, eating at home or eating at restaurants?
I suppose that in the future, eating at restaurants will be more popular. Even though eating at home saves money, it also costs people a lot of time on cooking and washing dishes. Nowadays, most people are living a fast-paced lifestyle and don’t have much time for cooking their own meals. So, it’s not uncommon to see more people, especially young guys, eating at restaurants or ordering take-out food. Plus, since people’s income has been increasing over the years, eating at restaurants has become very affordable and I believe more people will be able to afford eating at a restaurant on a daily basis in the future.
What are the differences between food we have normally and food we have during festivals?
Well, in China, people normally don’t spend that much on dining, and the food is also just what they usually buy from grocery stores. After all, it’s just part of your daily routine. But when it comes to a festival, Chinese families will make a good feast to enjoy together, which often has way more dishes than usual. Some rich families even buy fancy ingredients for the meal, like lobsters and crabs.
Do Chinese families hold parties?
No. I don’t think Chinese families hold parties as often as western families. When Chinese people celebrate their birthday, anniversary, or other meaningful days, we do like inviting a lot of family members and friends to celebrate together. But it’s quite different with typical western parties. It’s more like having a good feast together. But compared to the old days, Chinese people, especially young guys, are more invested in having parties now. And a lot of them do love going to parties.
Are there more people spending a lot of money on their wedding?
I actually think there are less people who spend a lot of money on their wedding. It used to be very popular to spend a fortune on getting married. But nowadays, people have tighter budgets. A lot of young people would rather spend that money on travel instead of a fancy wedding ceremony. So expensive weddings are going to get less and less popular. Personally, I think it’s a good change.
money doesn’t grow on trees
cost you an arm and a leg
gutter oil or expired ingredients
have total control over
make a good feast
lobsters and crabs
spend a fortune on
people have tighter budgets
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