In this episode, we'll uncover the fiery and unforgettable friendship forged over a plate of spicy chicken in the heart of Beijing.
En: In a bustling restaurant in the center of Beijing, Wang Wei's face resembled a flame, burning red and passionate. The scorching sensation crawled up his throat like a raging fire, spreading down his neck and leaving his mouth parched. Meanwhile, Li Ming sat across from him, laughing like a joyful child.
En: The restaurant was located in the heart of Beijing, serving authentic Sichuan cuisine. Li Ming, being a lover of Sichuan food, specifically brought his friend Wang Wei to try it. Wang Wei, a native of Beijing, was afraid of spicy food and stepping into the restaurant felt like walking into a delicious trap.
En: The red lanterns of the restaurant stood out prominently in the night, while busy chefs and waiters shuttled between the brightly lit kitchen and dining tables. The air in the restaurant was filled with a mixture of various spices and heat, the atmosphere that Li Ming loved the most.
En: "Are you sure this isn't too spicy?" Wang Wei asked in confusion, pointing at the plate of bright red spicy chicken in front of him.
En: "It's absolutely not spicy." Li Ming's lips curled up, as if he controlled the whole world.
En: Knowing Wang Wei's intolerance for spicy food, Li Ming had asked the chefs to not add too much chili. Unfortunately, it seemed that the chefs misunderstood him and instead served a plate of intensely spicy and numbingly hot chicken.
En: It was truly a tragic beginning. When Wang Wei took the first bite, it felt as if he had swallowed a piece of burning charcoal, leaving him unable to move. His face turned from red to purple, like a watermelon in August, before finally becoming pale as if he was deathly ill. His throat felt as if there were flames dancing inside, the heat was astonishing.
Zh: 而李明则哈哈大笑，“看你的样子，我想我应该在你面前摆一个‘刺激警告’的牌子！” 随后他还是半推半就的帮王伟点了一份醋溜土豆丝和凉白菜，冰凉清爽的口感让王伟恢复了一些元气。
En: Meanwhile, Li Ming burst into laughter. "Look at you, I think I should put up a 'stimulation warning' sign in front of you!" Then, half reluctant, Li Ming ordered a plate of vinegar potatoes and cold cabbage salad for Wang Wei. The cool and refreshing taste helped Wang Wei regain some energy.
En: After enduring this disaster, Wang Wei looked at Li Ming, who was still cheerful, and coughed softly. Then, raising his beer, he said, "Just you wait, next time I'll take you to eat the cuisine from my hometown. I guarantee it will make you shed tears too."
En: The rings of time swayed in the wind above the city, gently singing the night of Beijing. This meal became an unforgettable memory for both of them, adding a unique touch to their countless memories. They understood that whether sweet or spicy, the taste of friendship always leaves people yearning for more.
En: The story ended with laughter and a promise. Just as spicy as Wang Wei's night and as radiant as Li Ming's smile, they were both sealed in this extraordinary Beijing night. And that fiery and spicy chicken, like a challenge in life, brought us surprises and tears, but the sweetness of friendship always awaits us in the end.