This noon I went to a Sushi restaurant to release my sick of Asian food.
I ordered YaKiNiKu which is beef and rice. It has two choices, 150g and 200g, I odered the 200g without thinking.
At last I found it is too much, it's very hard for me to finish all. The mistake is that I ordered the food by Chinese thinking.
The beef is obviously more than rice. But in China, the same thing, normally, the rice should much more than beef. Why? I connect to the western food, and understand it.
The western food course commonly divides into 'before','main','after', the common item for the 'before' is salad, and the 'main' is meat, beef, fish etc. and some potato for supplement, dessert is the typical item for the 'after'. The important point is in 'main', the major food is meat and the potato is only for supplement, By contrast, in China, the major food is rice, meat for supplement. So it's easy to understand why the beef is much more than rice. Because it's in Sweden, the restaurant is better to offer the food in western course logic, it's easier for Swedish people to accept.
Another difference I found is, it only offers from 150g, in China, it's commonly from 100g, for some girls and children's requirement, I think this shows that maybe European wemen eat more than Chinese wemen.
It's also the reason for why western use fork the knife, but eastern use chopsticks. Please try to eat a whole piece of meat with chopsticks and use fork and knife to eat a bowl of rice, it will be easy to understand.:)