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#1 scott kts

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:42 PM

So I've notice most asian families eat ALOT of rice, every dinner I expect is rice,rice,rice. I was born eating rice and lot's of my asian friends eats rice at home too. I bet you asian people do it alot too...Is it a tradition? Or something else? Share your thoughts!

#2 loksokk

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 12:15 AM

So I've notice most asian families eat ALOT of rice, every dinner I expect is rice,rice,rice. I was born eating rice and lot's of my asian friends eats rice at home too. I bet you asian people do it alot too...Is it a tradition? Or something else? Share your thoughts!

A long time ago China haven´t invented pasta and potatoes. It´s the same in Europe. Bred, bred, bred everyday!

#3 Joyceeeeeee

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 05:15 AM

I don't know....we just do....

#4 sleaz0id x

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 06:40 AM

I think maybe because back in Asia, lot of people were poor and rice is cheap and it fills you up lol Don't know just guessing

#5 if_not_love

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 05:51 PM

hehe really !!! no offence but really it is funny how they eat it with chopsticks...i can bearly eat it with normal spoon!! But hey it is nice ...you see they still hold on to their culture

#6 dgluvjc

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 05:11 PM

it is our version of breads or pastas for the westerners. i disagree about the reason that many people are poor that's why we eat rice... i think that's so far from the exact reason..

#7 solipsis

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 05:35 PM

rice and noodles are the staples of asian diet. they're easier to grow in hot and humid regions like asia. meanwhile, it's hard to grow rice in western europe, so our european friends stick with bread and potatoes.

#8 R4M3N34T3R

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 10:05 PM

Rice is far better than bread!!! ^^

Rice has more good vitamins and things in it! ^^

#9 Eiramy

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:17 AM

It's just part of the Asian diet. Rice digests easily in the system since it has been our main source of food for the past few hundred years or so. Some Asian people are allergic to wheat and some are lactose intolerant because those weren't part of the traditional Asian diet.
(This is my own theory I could be wrong)

#10 haun

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 04:03 AM

this question is reall strange, its like asking why do you Europe people use spoon and eat bread ??

of course the answer is going to be the same on both side.

#11 jogii

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 09:19 AM

i love rice :lol:

#12 Nat^^

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:29 PM

I dunno... I love rice and noodles ^^
One in a while I eat potatoes or something other then rice

#13 sChiZoO14

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:52 PM

If I don't eat rice then my meal wouldn't be complete.

#14 my-its-hy

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:54 PM

Rice is just in our house alot, and it wouldn't feel right just eating a peice of chicken or some vegitables without rice. Same way the other way around, it wouldn't feel right eaten JUST rice. Too plain.

Yeah we have cereal and once in a while bread, but I don't really like the cearals we have :-p

I think that to American Asians.....rice is simple to make, and goes with about everything.
And rice is also easy to get, just you can just go to your local Asian supermarket and buy that 50 pound bag of rice that will last a longish time...

#15 mistwolf

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 04:07 PM

ugh dunno XD kinda used to it


I can still eat with or without anyway

#16 qasderred

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:56 AM

er, we need noodles too. the 2 are staple foods, depending on which part of China you're coming from. Rice and noodles to us are like bread and potatoes the Western people. How would you guys reply if we said 'weird, why do you eat so much bread and potatoes?' most probably the same answers pop out from both sides

#17 KennethJ

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:31 AM

Cause rice is AWESOME. Strangely I never get tired of it. Oh well can't complain

#18 PennyT

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 11:23 AM

we eat rice all the time. my mum wont be full without rice! lol "fan bo" ricecooker.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 04:31 AM

Its been a tradition since we first discovered that we can have all the rice we want since asia is covered with rice fields. Just like the tradition of chopsticks. I eat rice basically everyday with chopsticks lol typical asian huh?

#20 dat_azn_chick

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 07:26 PM

i think it's more about habit then tradition... cause i think everyone that asian eats rice since they could chew lol

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:37 PM

because....where asians...and rice is good for the body..and the mind...
....of course i eat rice everyday........with eggs..chicken..chicken chow mien.....
dum sum......pork .....beef on the stick.........fish.......pepper........
and many more..etc..etc.......fried rice is gooooooood.


#22 mouse

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:29 PM

it's a cultural thing. besides it also fills you up and is cheap! lol!

#23 elpee

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:08 AM

because that's our source of energy

#24 xing jai

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 09:21 AM

it would feel weird eating beef, fish, chicken without rice for me. seems like an incomplete meal to me.

#25 belleeza

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 07:39 PM

well~~
i cant live witout eatin rice!!
i was trained to eat rice since i was 1 yr old!!
n its relli good as a source of energy~~

#26 simplyalways

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:53 AM

i think the reason why asians eat rice is because rice is the easiet to cook and there's no mess..i dont know ahah..but rice is tasty and it fill up one's tummy..and yea, it is the source of energy for us asians....w/o rice, our meal is nothing...ahha...my family eat rice w/ anything even with plain water...

#27 Esprato

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 02:54 AM

I even can eat rice with an egg with soy on it..just a simple meal which can make your finger lickin' hehehe..

#28 Pinoy Prince

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:08 AM

Because, a meal is not a meal with out rice. Got a piece of chicken on a plate? Add rice it's a meal!! That's how all Asians feel and so do I.

But isn't rice fattening? My friend said he stopped eating rice for 2 weeks (Or was it a month?) and he lost a lot of weight.

#29 Eiramy

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:55 AM

But isn't rice fattening? My friend said he stopped eating rice for 2 weeks (Or was it a month?) and he lost a lot of weight.

Rice is pretty much carbs so, when you go on a diet, less rice should be consumed. But you still need to eat carbs to keep your body healthy so rice shouldn't be completely eliminated for a diet (if you normally eat them).

#30 chain3d

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:29 AM

hmm, nv really gif it a thought, mayb it's more filing?
xD.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:22 PM

bread or rice...i would definitely eat rice!
bread is so nasty! >.< but actually i read
in this magazine that white rice ages our
skin faster! >.< that's reallllly sad coz i
love eating rice! now im just eating like
a lil bit each day : (

#32 mimi_92

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 04:04 PM

Lol i dunnow, but its deliciuos hea ?:S

#33 Blacked_Blindfold

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 04:18 PM

I don't know about you guys, but for me i eat it because meats and veggie will taste bitter for me if i don't eat with rice...

#34 hautedoll

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:18 PM

cos nothing better than rice lol maybe? xD