Don't people use straws for soup anymore?
Problem solved. Suck soup up through a straw and eat the hard bits with chopsticks.
That's what I like about suki; trying to chopstick look-chin out of a boiling pot of stock requires skill and patience.
Ah, but have you ever tried alphabet soup? This is the true test of a spoon and chopsticks master.
I believe the greatest test is Korean iced noodles with those stupid beaten metal chopsticks the Koreans seem to like so much.
They have ladles and spoons. I wouldn't be game to try a fork in a suki pot, I'd ending up burning my hand.
I used to work with a guy in Bkk who would eat his kao pad with chop sticks. Every time I passed him in the teachers' lounge during lunch break, I had to fight the urge to bitch-slap him.
^ Even the Japanese eat fried rice with a spoon.
Yes, but Japanese are also into a lot of other weird arsed things like eating sushi off a naked woman.
I had a chicken/egg moment in China as I was beginning to understand why they use chopsticks...they serve the bulk of their food in bite sized chunks which is perfectly suited for chopsticks and I had to wonder how it originated...
did they begin serving food in bite sized chunks once chopstick came about or were chopsticks invented because they were more effective with bite sized chunks?
still don't know...and no one I queried in China could tell me either...
"You really want to save the planet?...the next time you see a hybrid car with a childseat... smash the window, remove the childseat and replace it with a box of condoms..." Doug Stanhope
Chopsticks came about so that food could be eaten with one hand. Given the lack of hand-basins in Asia, even in the 21st century, the reason should be fairly obvious...
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