There are traditional full-course Japanese cuisine and very simple Zen meal, but neither of them are every day home cooking. Only small amount of Japanese have these full-course menu regularly. Yet there is one thing in common. Japanese prefer having small various dishes and enjoying each different taste. Appetizer or main meal usually does not play any roll. However for many drinker, rice and soup are served at the end. Because they should eat something to fill their stomach ... after having enjoyed alkohol and tapas.