Japan, January 22, 2013
A delightfully delicious YouTube series featuring a pint-sized Japanese girl with an adventurous appetite for international cuisine has become quite the viral smash.
In the video series entitled "Rino which eats world various dishes", 3-year-old Rino tucks into a variety of international dishes such as tiramisu, angel food cake, pad thai and pho created by her mother.
Rino's cute expressions and squeals of appreciation add to the 3-year-old's charm, and it comes as no surprise that her videos are popular on Youtube.
A video of her eating the Korean dishes jap-chae and bibimbap racked up more than 243,000 views alone.
However, as Buzzfeed's Emily Fleischaker points out, the videos - as cute as they are - may also carry a more serious message for parents and kids about food culture.
"[The series is also] about how picky eating is a cultural construct," Fleischaker writes, quoting food blogger Michele Humes.
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Click on the thumbnails to see Rino eat Pad Thai, Jap-Chae and Bibimbap.
(Photos are YouTube Screengrabs.)