Friday, May 30, 2014

Foreign Friday

Chopstick sleeves from various restaurants
1979 - 1980
I never did master chopsticks, but it was sometimes hard to eat in Japan without them. Most restaurants close to the base also offered Western cutlery, but it wasn't a guarantee.

Japanese rice is very sticky, so it was much easier to eat with chopsticks; however, eating rice in Thailand or Taiwan with chopsticks was another story.

Have you mastered the skill of eating with chopsticks?

11 comments:

  1. I always give up on chopsticks too soon and ask for a fork. Everyone else in my family has mastered them and prefers them when eating Asian food.

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  2. I have not, tho I do keep trying :)

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  3. Only with the big stuff. LOL

    The chopsticks sleeves are very interesting.

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  4. strangely yes. Perhaps I can eat with them all the time and it would SLOW down my inhaling of food

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  5. I have tried but I dropped more than I ate. HA!

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  6. I like the photo of all the chopstick sleeves; that's a cool way to record where you ate and a little art and advertising.

    I've tried using chopsticks, with some success, I guess. I didn't go hungry! I haven't tried using them in several years, though.

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  7. I have tried but prefer a fork, however, you ought to see my gun packing hubby eat with them:)

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  8. No matter how often I've tried chopsticks I have never gotten very good with them. It was OK as long as I used them on large pieces. Granddaughter Sophia has been learning to use them (at 2) because her mom and dad love eating at a local sushi restaurant.

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  9. Interesting post, Nancy. Neither of us do too well with chopsticks and usually ask for forks. (DH felt somewhat humiliated in Japan at a family dinner where 3 year olds were using them very easily.)

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  10. Mastered? No. But we do practice when we have Chinese take-out at work. The Knight isn't such a good sport, but two of my three co-workers are.

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  11. Never tried...but it looks complicated:)

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