After a grueling but fun voyage to Shen Yang from San Diego, New York, Michigan, and Chicago, our group of 15 finally arrived in Shen Yang. After meeting with the Liao Ning TCM University officials and receiving a grand tour of the campus, we enjoyed a delicious and health-promoting Chinese herbal meal. Some of the expertly-prepared dishes we enjoyed included Ginseng and Du Zhong cooked with ox penis, pureed mung bean paste, and various mushroom dishes. In accordance with the season, many of the dishes were geared towards supplementing the kidneys. The amazing food was washed down with welcoming toasts with Cordyceps herbal liquor: An auspicious beginning to what we hope will be an excellent learning experience for the students in our group!