BY Lisa Murray for AFR
In a bamboo hut at a restaurant in the middle of China’s Sichuan province an unlikely industry gathering is taking place.
A large sunken pot of spicy broth is bubbling away on the table which is cluttered with plates of food drowned in oil and chillis, cups of green tea and empty cans of Red Bull.
This restaurant in a small town, about an hour’s drive from Kangding city and not far from the Tibetan Plateau, is
surrounded by spectacular mountains, which are only just disappearing into the darkness around 9pm.