In Western culture, the words “big” and “great” are associated with success, wealth, money. We are so overwhelmed by big things to the point of losing ourselves in them. Eastern culture, on the contrary, teaches us to appreciate the value of small things, of simplicity, of food, sustenance before pleasure, whose portions are much smaller than our habits. One food in particular, rice, is the staple food of Eastern Europe and of the whole world. A grain so small, yet a mean of support for many. This, and many other reflections, arise from “The world’s smallest Sushi” by Dave Seah, Hwee Chong Chan and Jody Yeoh.