"Lei Sek Bao Mei" is a common Cantonese greeting among the older generation in Asia inquiring if one has eaten yet. Actually, to be precise, if one has eaten until he/she is full yet. Growing up in Malaysia, I would hear this greeting all the time. Keeping a full stomach is important to the older generation there. This is because they have lived through a war and realize the importance of food. I may not have lived through any war, but keeping a full stomach is also important to me. I like to keep my stomach full with food that tastes good. I also like to impart my knowledge of eating good food, along with traveling to fun places, with others. When you happen to run into an old Asian lady who asks if you have eaten yet, I want you to be able to say "hell ya, and I ate a great tasting meal too!".
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