En route to a restaurant, The Circus and I caught a pep talk in session. Actually, it sounded like a rake-you-over-the-coals kind of session. Walking up the alleyway, we noticed each restaurant conduct their own meeting with their chefs, helmed by the master chef. Each, in angry Shanghainese. I had to smile when The Kid asked, “Mom, why are they getting in trouble?” I love these teaching moments regarding our cultural differences. Ultimately, we chose a quiet little cafe, with a few cooks already in the kitchen.