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Old 06-26-2019, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Sorry, I love rice but not other Chinese, but whatever, I do use chopsticks, BUT for mixing up the separated oil into the peanut butter ...lol


We all got our own weirdness, AND in addition to the chopsticks, I got some asian soup type tablespoons
they're good with shoveling the rice into my pie-hole, I got them off amazon and they're painted ceramic
and add another dimension to eating. Some may even call them pretty, tho I'm not head over heels for pretty per se, but with eating tools, it's fine, no problems.



My husband has a pretty decent collection of chopsticks from time serving in the military in various Asian ports...some very nice painted and laquered bamboo ones, and some great metal ones from Korea...and as much as they do get used for Asian cuisine, they also really often get used when he's mixing cocktails!

We also have a lot of the painted ceramic soup spoons...and they make FANTASTIC scoops for flour, sugar, other dry goods when baking.

 
Old 06-26-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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Does anyone else here think it's odd that Americans eat almost everything with knives, forks and spoons daily but if their menu choice changes to Asian food many will eat those items with chopsticks instead of what they customarily use? If you like using chopsticks why not use them for steak and fries or fried chicken and mashed potatoes or spaghetti and meatballs?

If eating foods derived from European cuisine do any people use the two-handed knife and fork technique instead of the American method of changing hands?
I'm a southpaw and don't switch...AND I sometimes eat salad with chopsticks!

....even sometimes messy, coated snack chips that would otherwise turn my hand orange.
 
Old 06-26-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: On the road
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My experience with sushi is that other than in America, it's generally regarded as finger food.
I've seen folks in Japan eat maki/nigiri with both chopsticks and fingers, but sashimi always with chopsticks. Here's a Japanese sushi chef giving some dipping tips:

https://youtu.be/auLmekEsaak?t=216
 
Old 06-26-2019, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I'm a southpaw and don't switch...AND I sometimes My sieat salad with chopsticks!

....even sometimes messy, coated snack chips that would otherwise turn my hand orange.
When my sister was in high school, she would eat cheese popcorn out of a bowl with a spoon, like cereal, to avoid getting what we referred to as "cheesy paws." It's brilliant.
 
Old 06-28-2019, 09:03 AM
 
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I used to have a hard time using chopsticks but now I find it easier to eat certain foods (noodles, dim sum, sushi) with them than the "traditional" spoon, fork, and knife. I also think it forces me to consume my food slower and in smaller bites which I believe is beneficial in a lot of ways.
 
Old 06-29-2019, 10:08 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Just as one would not use a hammer and nails for every handyman job around the house, the selection of eating utensils is contingent to the type of meal being served. I'm not going to dig into a bowl of ramen with a fork and knife, and I'm not going to sit down to a surf and turf with chopsticks.

This, to me at least, is a no-brainer.
 
Old 06-29-2019, 09:13 PM
 
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Just as one would not use a hammer and nails for every handyman job around the house, the selection of eating utensils is contingent to the type of meal being served. I'm not going to dig into a bowl of ramen with a fork and knife, and I'm not going to sit down to a surf and turf with chopsticks.

This, to me at least, is a no-brainer.
Because a bowl of ramen is so unlike a plate of angel hair pasta.
 
Old 06-30-2019, 12:48 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Because a bowl of ramen is so unlike a plate of angel hair pasta.
You're not wrong. They are definitely 'so unlike.'

https://images.app.goo.gl/2EBUnACxG76pBWdv5

https://images.app.goo.gl/RGV73hnyQ2cCKsHs9
 
Old 06-30-2019, 02:26 PM
 
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Nice pictures. One looks very dry, not as angel hair is usually served. The other looks very soupy; tough to access the liquid with chopsticks.
 
Old 06-30-2019, 11:43 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Nice pictures. One looks very dry, not as angel hair is usually served. The other looks very soupy; tough to access the liquid with chopsticks.
I'm glad you agree.
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