There are strict manners regarding the eating of rice in Japan (along with other places). Here is a starter course on learning the correct table manners, and even better – it is partially in Engrish. 🙂
The worst thing and you should never do is stab your chop sticks on the top of rice like this. This means that this rice is food for dead person.
On the other side of the globe, an American sings of brown rice.
And here, in my house, I will eat rice with chili made of veggies ~
It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. – Mother Teresa
Start with water ~
Add some utterly beautiful food ~
From Zhejiang by ptipois
. . . and the scene is set.
All that is needed will be a happy song
“Without rice, even the cleverest housewife cannot cook.” – Chinese Proverb
American Wife: “Show me your rice. I use Uncle Ben’s. This feels funny on my foot.”
American Husband: “Really, I’m awfully tired of her cooking. Can you make me some teriyaki?”
Japanese Woman: “Please!! Take my rice! Take it all! Just get that horrible red plaid shirt out of my sight!!! I beg of you!”