rice. gohan. something i never really liked. until i moved here. and then i learned to like it. my preference is genmai. brown rice. it just feels like i am eating something with more substance. more chewy. i like it. i like putting furikake on my white rice sometimes. it's a seasoning. to add a bit of flavor. it can include nori. shiso. sesame seeds. and the list goes on. i still find gohan super filling. japanese folks can eat so much. with every meal. it amazes me. h-kun taught me the proper way to eat rice so your bowl is kirei (clean) when you are finished. so that you are not stuck with an empty bowl with little pieces of rice randomly stuck to the sides. and i also have learned how to finish eating my rice at the same time as the rest of the dishes. knowing these rice eating tricks makes me feel like a local. and i like that.