What not to put on your rice

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After skipping a day yesterday (I had the runs from a white chocolate overdose, if you must know!) here we go with the third of three mini-surveys; this time it is iShare looking at what not to put on your rice.

Demographics

Between the 21st and 24th of January 2011 413 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.0% of the sample were male, 31.0% in their twenties, 31.5% in their thirties, and 37.5% in their forties.

Although this is a single answer survey, a favourite rice warning for foreigners in Japan, not to put soy sauce on top, gets a big fat zero, and I’m glad to see that over a third are relaxed enough not to be bothered.

Here’s a disgusting rice topping from The Infatuated on flickr:

What Used To Be Rice Pudding

Research results

Q: What flavouring can not forgive people for putting on top of their rice? (Sample size=413)

 AllMale
N=219
Female
N=194
Sugar37.5%36.5%38.7%
Mayonnaise10.7%10.5%10.8%
Brown sauce3.6%1.8%5.7%
Ketchup3.1%4.1%2.1%
Butter2.7%1.8%3.6%
Vinegar2.4%3.2%1.5%
Ra-yu (edible Chinese hot sauce)1.9%2.3%1.5%
Pepper1.7%2.7%0.5%
Salt0.7%1.4%0.0%
Miso0.2%0.0%0.5%
Soy sauce0.0%0.0%0.0%
Other1.0%0.9%1.0%
Don’t think there is anything that doesn’t go with rice34.4%34.7%34.0%
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2 comments »

  1. helical said,
    February 28, 2011 @ 07:44

    I consider pouring soy sauce on your rice as being like slathering your bread with ketchup.
    Sure there are plenty of dishes that have happen to have the two items together like sushi or hamburgers … but nobody really does it for the two items alone, even though nobody can think of a good reason not to.

  2. Darrel said,
    February 28, 2011 @ 14:58

    There is a logistical reason not to put soy sauce on your rice…. soy sauce’d rice becomes less sticky and very difficult to eat with chopsticks.

    I still do it though.

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