View Poll Results: Can you use chopsticks?

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    Default Can You Use Chopsticks?

    Chopsticks! That most interesting of East Asian utensils. Who'd have thought two sticks ever make it into the utensil family.

    Despite all manner of how-to guides, the chopstick remains an elusive skill that some people just can't manage to get. So EoFFers, can you chop the stick?


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    Yup.



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    No. I can't. I've tried a lot and I can't.

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    I'll throw my lot in.

    I can sort of use chopsticks. As in, I can use them for about half the meal, then I either A) get fed up and just use a fork or spoon or B) give up due to my hand cramping.

    The hand cramping is probably from me not using them in the correct way. I can get by, but to be honest I find them to be rather inefficient.


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    They're easy enough to use for me.

    The only time I'm probably overly rude with them is when I scoop food from the bowl directly into my mouth. Soup is one thing, but I'm pretty sure you're supposed to hold your rice bowl under your mouth and still attempt to pick up the item with your chopsticks and place it in your mouth.

    ....but that can get tiresome when you have the last little bits of your meal left in the bowl. I've seen plenty of native Japanese bend the rules on stuff like that, so I don't feel too bad when I do it myself.

    Especially when it's a pretty casual setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkythesharkdogg View Post
    They're easy enough to use for me.

    The only time I'm probably overly rude with them is when I scoop food from the bowl directly into my mouth. Soup is one thing, but I'm pretty sure you're supposed to hold your rice bowl under your mouth and still attempt to pick up the item with your chopsticks and place it in your mouth.

    ....but that can get tiresome when you have the last little bits of your meal left in the bowl. I've seen plenty of native Japanese bend the rules on stuff like that, so I don't feel too bad when I do it myself.
    Oh goodness, rice is the worst for chopsticks. Like, any fiddly food like that I just give up with chopsticks altogether.


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    It takes some practice, but it's really easy when you learn how to do it. With rice, you pinch wide and underneath it.



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    Yep. Though if the option is there I'll sooner take a fork.

    Went to a Japanese place once the had wooden chop sticks that were obviously very cheap, ended up getting a splinter in my lip while dealing with some pretty soggy nooddles.. Let me tell you, that was not a pleasant experience!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aulayna View Post
    Yep. Though if the option is there I'll sooner take a fork.

    Went to a Japanese place once the had wooden chop sticks that were obviously very cheap, ended up getting a splinter in my lip while dealing with some pretty soggy nooddles.. Let me tell you, that was not a pleasant experience!
    Ouch! Even though wooden chopsticks are meant to hold the food better and have better grip, poorly made ones aren't worth using.


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    I've never even tried.

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    I can, and my technique improved quite a bit during my pretty long vacation in Japan.
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    I used to be pretty proficient, these days I can just about shovel the food into my mouth like the baka gwailo I am.

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