Old Chen had a few mouthfuls and thought each dish tasted pretty good. 'What part of China are these dishes from?' he asked Fang Caodi.
'Chop suey vegetables,' said Old Fang. 'Look closely, I'm using Sichuan peppers, Hunan black bean sauce, Guangdong shrimp sauce, Thai lemon grass, and our own coriander, sweet basil, lemon leaf and leeks. They're all organic. We just pick 'em and eat 'em. And we fertilize them with our own and the cats' and dogs' poo.'
From Chan Koonchung, The Fat Years.