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Why is it that Japanese Dramas depict a meal where the table is full of bowls and plates with a lot of food even if there's only a couple of people, do they actually eat it all?

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They eat what's left over after they've finished eating the food on the table
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I think it's because the Japanese culture is very good about serving the food in a way that it doesn't look like it's too much. In the US, the culture is very different, and I think people just think, "Oh, they're eating it all!" Because it's all in one plate
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I don't know. I think it's because we live in a household where it's really convenient to eat and the family is always busy
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The characters in Japanese Dramas usually eat in small groups of 3-4, and there are very few times when the food is actually shared
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If you see a lot of food in a room, it's a good sign. A few times in a drama, they will have a scene where a couple of people are eating a lot of food in a room
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You're right, they don't. Even if it's a family meal with a couple of people, they don't eat everything. So that's why you see the bowl and plate and the food is always in the same place
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