1. Caring about restaurant and bathroom cleanliness.
As a child my dad once said to me “if you go to a restaurant and the bathroom isn’t clean, don’t eat there — assume they take the same amount of care in the kitchen.” This is good logic in North America. This is not good logic in China. If I were to only eat at pristine restaurants I would miss out on some of the best food China has to offer. Often, the more unsatisfying the place looks, the better the food tends to taste. Attention and detail are poured into dishes that I could never enjoy anywhere else in the world, run only by a few people leaving no one to regularly tend to the cleanliness of the “establishment”.