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05:44 pm: China Post Twelve -- In Which We Eat Like Hobbits

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.


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Date:January 17th, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
Ah, the problems that ensued from the Norman Conquest.
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Date:January 17th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
LOL Very true. Though I note we do not have an alterate word for chicken.

There were some boys we passed here who had their hair done in coppery red and combed forward in a very strange way. I thought they looked like roosters. YiYi went around for hours after that giggling and repeating the phrase "boy chicken."
Date:January 17th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Thank you for these peeks into your China visit. I would really like to visit Asia someday. Probably first on my list would be the Wudang mountains....I love mountains, and have been in love with those ever since "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". The Jackie Chan Karate Kid movie also had some scenes filmed there.
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Date:January 17th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
You are welcome. It makes the adventures more fun to share them.
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Date:January 18th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
Excessive hospitality is a nice problem to have!
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