Try as I might, I don't seem to be able to limit us to three meals a day. It is nigh impossible to explain to someone who is offering you a free meal at their family restaurant...a really good meal, too, a full chicken, a full duck, and the best pork you can imagine!...that you already had lunch.
So, I surrendered and ate again--even though we have a dinner date, too. (We are having dinner with YiYi's mother.)
We had chicken (gi), duck (ya, I think) and pig (ju). It took me a moment to realize why this was weird. We don't eat pig in America. We eat pork. I tried to explain...but I don't think it made sense. ;-)
There was an adorable kitten at the restaurant for Second Lunch. And a very sweet cat, too. This was a life saver. The cheerful mother kept piling more meat on my bowl of rice. It was very good, but after a while, I could not fit any more in. I was able to discretely pass the extra duck onto the cat, who loved it.
Thank you, cat. Thank you, duck.