Garlic is the word of the day, kids!
It was nuts - I went sight-seeing in Danyang today and was amazed at how good the tourism infrastructure was for English speakers. On the recommendation of the women working at the tourist information booth, I ended up at the most famous restaurant in town. The key ingredient in Danyang is garlic, and the restaurant made sure it was well represented in all the dishes. Pickles, chilies and sweet garlic, roast pork, and fish wrapped in lettuce with lotus root rice - a feast for a king. It was delicious, every last bite. Just a word of warning: garlic is a digestive... so if you are planning on any hot dates after this meal, you should re-schedule.