Rice grains and 3 pork cutlets

This is an English translation of the sentence “米粒とトンカツ3枚” using a translation tool.
This is something that Hosma was also unsure about, so I would like foreigners who come to Japan to know about it. So here you go.


Hello, I’m Hospa.

From now on, “What you should know about international students staying in a homestay. I’m going to write about the food aspect of this book, and “Things that host families should know”.

There is a difference between Japanese culture and foreign culture, isn’t there? In Japan, for example, we eat soba or udon with a loud sip.

There’s something strange about eating soba or udon without making a sound. You don’t mute by yourself! He said.

However, if this is the case in the Western world, it is against manners to make a noise when eating noodles.

I’m aware of those cultural differences. But if you don’t know that, Japanese people will go abroad and violate the country’s manners without a care. On the other hand, children from overseas may learn about Japanese manners from books, but if they don’t know Japanese indigenous culture, it will be a violation of manners.

In fact, in our house, Hosma doesn’t like to be left with rice.

He seems to be sad when he is left with rice that he spent a lot of time and love to cook.

So, when we used to serve them food, we used to serve them theirs too, but now we don’t serve them any more because some of them don’t like it or don’t like it, or they’re just about to leave it, or they throw it away without doing anything.

Instead, I put salads, miso soup, rice, mains, and subs in the kitchen. And we have an at-home buffet style where you can eat as much as you like. This has reduced the loss of cooked food.

Listen up, international students coming to Japan! Your host mother works hard to cook with your likes and dislikes in mind! Hosma will be very happy if you eat well!

And, you know what? Cooked food losses are down, but that’s still something else to worry about in the future.

If anything, leave a grain of rice in the teapot. I don’t eat all of it, Hospa,Hosma is in her 30’s, but since we were both kids, “Eat without leaving a grain of rice in your rice bowl! This is a mouth that has been told that

I don’t know about the current generation in their teens and twenties, but it bothers me when they leave rice grains in the tea bowl and eat them.

Of course, “some people care about leaving rice grains in their teacups! When they leave our house, I tell them that they should not have a hard time in Japanese society, but I don’t tell them anymore if they don’t change their minds to some extent.

It’s tiring for us to say it, and the other person is like, “Stop bothering me with all that noise! You might be thinking, “Well, I’m not going to do that.

So, what I would like to tell the international students who come to Japan. In Japanese society, there is a certain segment of the population that feels uncomfortable if you leave rice grains at the table. So, I’m happy if he eats the grains of rice using chopsticks beautifully.

Also, for those who want to start a host family in Japan!  The things that Japanese people have been told by their parents from an early age are different, and if you don’t have the capacity to accept that, you will get tired. (Laughs)

Also, Japanese people eat rice almost every day, right? For me, if I don’t eat rice, I don’t feel like I’ve eaten it. But, you know what? From the perspective of children overseas, where rice is not a staple food culture, some of them say they don’t like rice. They don’t seem to be good at tastelessness.

And you know, we make dinner at home, right? Then, there was a child who didn’t eat miso soup, rice, or salad, but served a whole main dish.

Just for the record, I don’t want my international students to go hungry, so I always make more so they can refill their stomachs.

People in their teens and twenties can get hungry quickly. When I was in my twenties, I could eat two servings lightly.

I didn’t want them to feel sorry for not being able to eat because there were no refills even though they were really hungry, so I asked Hosma to make a lot of main and sub dishes for them.

For example, if you make pork cutlets, you would take three or four pieces of pork cutlets with you.

I’m tempted to tell you to eat the basic set first.

The Japanese have rice, miso soup, main and sub, and so on, and they eat the rice while nibbling on the main dish. That’s the basic way to eat.

Spaghetti, oh, this sauce is so good. I’ll just have this sauce! And you don’t eat spaghetti noodles at all, do you!

I had a burger and mmmm, this meat is my wool. This is the only thing I want to eat. Is there anyone left with a bun?

What you’re eating is a hamburger. Anyone who can enjoy the harmony of buns, pickles and ketchup sauce, go to a hamburger place, not a burger place to begin with! I think so.

The Engel’s coefficient is higher when a student is a homestay student who is going to be a mainstay student.

But, well, in addition to learning about Japanese culture, “food” is something to look forward to, isn’t it?

When I was a homestay student in my teenage years, we had potatoes, broccoli and a little bit of meat almost every meal at dinner. Well, I suppose there was a reason that they were staying at that time with an elderly couple and their food was thin.

However, I don’t want the children who come to my house to feel such a twinge.

But, international students coming to Japan, you know, in Japan, they eat rice, main, miso soup, and triangular food!

If you eat only the main course, other people will run out of the main course to eat, so it’s a problem.

Come on!

April 2020.



  1. Lovely article.. 🙂 Thank you so much for giving a glimpse of different aspects of Japanese culture..!!
    I had worked in two Japanese Companies and have tried a few Japanese dishes as well. They are quite delicious.. 🙂
    Look forward to visiting Japan, learning more about Japan’s History and Culture and trying more varieties of Japanese food and drinks..!!
    Arigato Gozaimas..!!




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