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Offline h_musick

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Chopsticks!
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:23:30 AM »
So, I started eating with chopsticks recently. I even got the kids to join in!
I was wondering if anyone else uses them. I mean I know some of you might, but it's new for me.
Any tips about how to hold them or anything like that?
I noticed it's easier eating noodles with them than with a fork.
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Re: Chopsticks!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 03:56:52 AM »
I love chopsticks huhuhu~ :3 Though I lost all of mine T_T hmmm, I don't know much tips, I just use them the best way I can.

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Re: Chopsticks!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 04:14:01 AM »
Just ham-fist 'em like a toddler with crayons. They're great for stabbing stuff, like shrimp or steak.  :tongue:
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Re: Chopsticks!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 06:44:46 AM »
I'd suggest you not cross them. My sister holds them like that and it not only looks wrong, you don't get as much grip that way.

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Re: Chopsticks!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 08:41:20 AM »
I only ever use them if I go out for chinese or if my roommate makes stirfry, but I usually lock  the bottom one in place between my fingers, and grasp the top one like a pencil. works pretty well for me.

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Re: Chopsticks!
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 01:17:00 AM »
ah... I see. I am getting pretty good at it now. I did finally give in and stab the chicken the other night though.  :sure:
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Re: Chopsticks!
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 10:52:36 AM »
I only use them to cook and to eat japanese dishes. You will be amazed how practical it is to cook with them.

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Re: Chopsticks!
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 02:44:32 PM »
I use them quite often, unless we have guests over O.o
I'm not sure about in China, but in Japan at least there are a few things to keep in mind:

Hold them near the end. Not the end that touches the food, the other one :3 This kind of helps when eating things like rice or noodles, and looks awesome

Etiquette, like don't point at things with them and don't stick them straight in your bowl. These things are all over the internet though, just google chopstick etiquette :D

It really helps to not stir your rice around, as then the grains unstick and you can't get the last ones. And yes, it is slightly rude not to eat the last few grains :3

They take some getting used to, but I find they are no slower than a knife and fork :D Much cooler as well