|No idea what this is ... but pretty, yes?|
|Lotus root, cold pork and Sichuan pork (kung pao!)|
|Mixed vegetables and jellyfish|
|Devouring a meal at a Thai restaurant|
|Could not do frog - just couldn't.|
It was amusing to have the flight attendant on the return flight from Shanghai to Chicago confirm that I had a vegetarian meal. Oh yeah, I thought, I guess I did order that, my mind briefly flickering back over all of the pork, beef, chicken, duck, and seafood I'd eaten in the past 11 days. And when it arrived - naturally, some random bland mishmash of fruits - I just shrugged and devoured it. Welcome back to the US!