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post #1 of 16
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Can you eat with chopsticks?

My husband and daughter use chopsticks with ease. I can only eat some things with them, and this is after much practice. How about you?
post #2 of 16
Yes i can use them, and i'm self taught My father keeps picking on me, asking me why don't i eat with a knife and fork like a normal person. He's too clumsy to even try chopsticks, so i am proud of myself.
post #3 of 16
I can use them to make a mess, but no food gets anywhere near my mouth!
post #4 of 16
yep i can,
post #5 of 16
lol Well, seeing as how I'm half-Chinese....

My grandpa taught me when I was little. In Hong Kong, we were eating peanuts with chopsticks.
post #6 of 16
I'm jealous! I couldn't pick anything up with chopsticks if my life depended on it! Heck, I can't even hold them right!
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I'm jealous! I couldn't pick anything up with chopsticks if my life depended on it! Heck, I can't even hold them right!
lol well dont try eating american rice with chopsticks it wont work very well.
you need sticky rice
post #8 of 16
I do pretty well with them, not as well as someone who uses them everyday. Thanks for the rice tip, Bruce - that helps explain a lot
post #9 of 16
I'm not bad with chopsticks -- not perfect, but good enough that if they're offered, I prefer to use them.
post #10 of 16
Yep, but it took me a while to get the hang of it.
post #11 of 16
I put "some things", only because I have not tried them with anything other than when I order Chinese food. But I'm pretty good with them and I don't even need to put an elastic around the ends, hehe

I do find eating rice a bit difficult unless it's the kind of rice that you can pick up a small clump instead of just a single grain.

Also, I know part of eating with chop sticks is to use bowls and have the bowl near your mouth when you are eating. I haven't done that, but I would think that technique would vastly improve your chances of eating many other foods with chop sticks.
post #12 of 16
Oh yea I can use them with great ease, love them. I wanted to use them ever since I can remember, first seeing an asian eat with them. I thought cool, how amazing is that to be able to eat food with 2 twigs. When I was in my early teens, I read a book on how to use them, which helped only a little, so I would watch asians using them and became much better. Then when I came to Japan for my first visit, everyone was quite surprised at how well I could use them. My biggest shock or whatever was my second trip here and my host mother turned around and said I can use chopsticks better than her 19 year old son, I was like OOKAAYY. Now its at the point if I'm eating out, some Japanese people will be staring at me then say to their friends "sh*t that foreigner uses chopsticks better than me" I kinda like that.

Not sure if you know that you can even use chopsticks to cut certain foods and meat into smaller pieces if they're too big?

There is even a book on the history of chopsticks, how they were invented as such, as well as the do's and don'ts.
post #13 of 16
I am Chinese and the only one in my family who cannot use chopsticks Very sad!!! One of my Laotian friends from CA tried to teach me... but I didn't do so well, hahaha.

I can eat with them if I can stab the food Shishkabobs!!!
post #14 of 16
When I was 15, my parents and I went to visit one of my mom's school friends. He husband was Chinese and taught me how to hold and use them. I have tried to teach my husband but he would rather use a fork.
post #15 of 16
I've never tried it, lol. I know where I can buy chopsticks, so now I want to buy some and try it out. I know I'll make a complete mess of myself, though. I can't seem to hold a pen without it twirling around, lol
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
Can you eat with chopsticks?

My husband and daughter use chopsticks with ease. I can only eat some things with them, and this is after much practice. How about you?
Ah ah... no way
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