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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Challenging Instrument

Utensil difficulty around the world. Morocco: eat with your hands. South Korea: metal chopsticks are hard mode
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...if you agree metal chopsticks are expert level!


8 comments:

  1. In Morocco you only use the right hand

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    1. I've used both - I guess I was doing it wrong!

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    2. I'm left-handed, so eating with hands was surprisingly difficult for me. I use my left hand out of habit, then I go "Oh, geez! I forgot they don't like that around here!", switch to my right hand, get distracted, then switch back to my left hand.

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    3. The left hand is for cleaning you ass (Atleast if it follows the same norms as India).

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  2. Metal chopsticks... *metal* chopsticks... I want to try that now. I use plastic ones here and there because they work better for some dishes, especially rice or noodles, but I still definitely have (and use) the fork/knife/spoon collection expected of a typical American.

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  3. Oh man, metal chopsticks are a particularly sadistic torture device. especially the flat metal ones... Koreans who use those on the regular must have the most caused callused hands...

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    1. Just looking at pictures of those makes me feel uneasy... I drop enough food with the round metal ones - but at least flat ones can stay put on a bowl when there's a fan blowing.

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  4. but at least the Koreans had the good sense to decide to eat rice with a spoon. as a Chinese-American, when I was in South Korea and discovered that was an option, I had a tiny existential crisis "oh god what have I been doing with my life"

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