Monday, October 12, 2009

Japanese rice is sticky

As a shorter interlude between all the heavy posts dealing with weddings, work, Japanese culture and all that stuff that is so challenging to comprehend, I thought I should break things up with a lighter post for a change.

My little niece has been eating regular food now for a few months, but has very strong likes and dislikes, where most things she hasn't eaten before ends up in the "dislikes" considering the short time she has been eating food. However, she really likes rice and during her visit her earlier she consequently was fed a lot of rice since it's something she likes and is readily available. However, Japanese rice is sticky, something that can give a little kid quite a challenge if they're not used to it and have not yet mastered the noble art of eating with a spoon. Just thought this picture is kinda cute as she ponders how to deal with the sticky rice, note that this is pretty early in the meal and more food has ended up attached to her than in her stomach, therefore the serious look...

5 comments:

Implosion said...

Oh-so-cute!
I can relate to this. My daughter is at the same stage as your niece is with her eating and manual dexterity.
Yes, rice IS sticky, but I add a very small amount of soup to her bowl of rice and stir it right in. This makes the rice a lot less sticky and she's able to make an onigiri out of them, hahaha...

Mealtime is an adventure! And a foodfight too somedays.....

stepherie said...

haha your poor brother and sister who had to deal with this...cute picture though :)

Mr. Salaryman said...

I had the feeling that this picture might induce some "oh so cute!" reactions, but can't blame you, it is a cute picture. But now she's back in the old country where the rice is non-sticky, so it's a non-issue.

Oh, wonderful Stepherie, you at least saw her in person, but unfortunately I don't have a sister I know of and if that happens to be the case, I hope she's not married to my brother, it would get kinda sticky, don'Tyou think...?

lina said...

She is really cute!!! Gush over her photo. :-)

Nightmare for the parents to wash her up afterwards? :D

iago said...

Aww. She has your beard.

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