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Kentucky Fried Fowls.......

 

Finger Lickin' Foul..

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It's amusing that living here in Cabramatta I'm within a couple kilometers of three of the most popular asian centres for cuisine in Sydney outside of Haymarket.

I have never had an Asian meal in any of these places.

I had a workmate who wanted me to go after work to some, but it never eventuated.

 

I have had Asian meals in other suburbs including Haymarket.

 

Both my brothers live within a kilometer of Canley Heights which seems to be the place for Asian cuisine.

 

Life is strange....

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edit: I absolutely detest slim, flat, metal chopsticks. No offence but every Korean restaurant I've been to uses those. Is it a thing in Korea? Japanese, Chinese, etc eateries use either the disposable wooden ones or plastic chopticks.

 

Not always, but reflecting on my visits to China and Japan, I agree that Koreans use more metal chopsticks than the rest of Asia, which like you said uses more plastic or wooden ones. I don't detest them because I use those every day, but it's interesting to note.

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Not always, but reflecting on my visits to China and Japan, I agree that Koreans use more metal chopsticks than the rest of Asia, which like you said uses more plastic or wooden ones. I don't detest them because I use those every day, but it's interesting to note.


Cheaper to wash the utensils instead of throwing them away. Or at least that's probably what they figure.

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Oh, this test! I usually either get ENTP or occasionally INTP. I always here from psychologists how these tests are generally misapplied by people who don't know how to interpret the results.

Much more fun would be things like the psychopathy test.

That first test is interesting in that it hits almost exactly what I would think of myself. Read a bit of the Hare psychopathy test you linked and I lost interest when it seems to go on and on. :P

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Actually, many Asians do eat rice off plates or bowls with chopsticks because using both a spoon and chopsticks is inconvenient. I always eat food with my hands or chopsticks only, unless I'm eating soup, porridge, or thick steak. Furthermore, most Japanese people eat soup with chopsticks, something even a fellow Asian like me doesn't understand.

Well if the soup has lots of chunks of meat or something, using the chopsticks to grab them and then slurp the soup by tipping the bowl is kind of logical, when you think about it. Also more logical to use a spoon though.

Personally I'm more likely to eat using my hands for anything involving rice and large chunks of meat still on the bone, like a quarter of a chicken or a chunk of beef or mutton (interesting that according to wikipedia, mutton is for lamb meat. Where I'm from it's for goat meat, and lamb we usually call lamb :P). Or whole fish. But if it's just chunks of meat (and rice) or any noodle dish, spoon and fork.

I love the challenge of using chopsticks when I have the chance, but if it frustrates me too much, I'll just go with the tried and true methods.
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Elvis used metal chopsticks? I did not know that.smile_phones.gif

 

I have no proof that he did, but now that you mention it I would not be the least bit surprised if he did.  wink.gif

 

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/476889/what-is-your-myers-briggs-personality

 

A test for all except achmedisdead. Living posters only....

 

INFJ, emphasis on the J.

 

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Do you have a favorite?

 

My favourite are the bean sprouts and the potatoes, but there are other ones I like and can't really name. Oh, also the weird flavourless potato starch jelly thing that I like because its just plain weird.

 

I'd ship you some of the bean sprouts I just made, but they'd rot and it'd be prohibitively expensive.  Also, love the jelly things myself, especially the darker brown variety made of buckwheat.  It just has a more earthy heartiness to it.

 

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Much more fun would be things like the psychopathy test.

 

Aww nuts!  I was all ready to take another quiz... frown.gif

 

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I loveee Korean food :)......

 

Favorite dish?

 

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Banchan isn't (usually) identified on the tab, but of course it's not free -- the cost of providing it is incorporated into the other dishes.

 

Yeah, that's what we figured as it just seemed the most plausible explanation.  Now the cost of table service (food and alcohol) at a room salon just defies reasonable explanation.

 

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I can't imagine asking for seconds of banchan (aside from kimchi) because they're not the meal, they're the appetiser.

 

Not even Kim Chi?  BTW, recognition of Kim Chi is the main reason why I would never name a daughter Kimberly.

 

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What's the problem with metal chopsticks? I usually prefer wood or bamboo mostly because I have large hands, so the larger implements are more comfortable to hold. But aside from when eating noodles (metal chopsticks can slice through soft noodle when you try to pick it up), I haven't found them much harder to use.

 

I don't like the metal ones. They are kinda slippery. That said, I don't hold chopsticks properly to begin with. (I do a weird squeezing thing, not the articulated finger thing you are meant to do.)

 

Metal chopsticks are fine.  It's the flat metal ones that bug me.  I understand that they're lighter, but they have a habit of re-orienting themselves axially in ways I do not prefer.

 

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I taught myself how to use chopsticks and had gotten reasonably competent at it. A couple days before our trip to Seoul last fall, I remarked on something to this effect and my partner pointed out that I was handling them the way a child was.

 

LOL!  biggrin.gif  You were crossing them in a scissor-like configuration weren't you?

 

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It actually amuses me when I see people use chopsticks in restaurants in ways that they were never intended for just because the restaurant cruelly provides them, like people eating rice off plates with chopsticks. (Asians eat rice from bowls so they can shovel the rice up the incline into their maws)

 

I think that they think that it's being respectful of customs.  And since we never show our amusement, they are none the wiser.

 

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Picking grains of rice out of the sauce on the plate is good chopstick practice, too!

 

Always fun.  Oh BTW, trying to separate and pick up Gim (roasted laver sheets) with flat metal chopsticks is fun... not.

 

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Picking grains of rice out of the sauce on the plate is good chopstick practice, too!

 

Sounds like culinary torture.

 

That is the way of things.  Remember The 36th Chamber of Shaolin... we do things the HARD way.

 

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I just realised the Harmon Kardon CL comes with two headbands, one large and one small. The small one is attached out of the box and is apparently too small for most heads.  This explains why every single time I tried a pair on for demo I thought it was preposterously designed and never fit properly.

 

LOL!  biggrin.gif

 

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Actually, many Asians do eat rice off plates or bowls with chopsticks because using both a spoon and chopsticks is inconvenient. I always eat food with my hands or chopsticks only, unless I'm eating soup, porridge, or thick steak. Furthermore, most Japanese people eat soup with chopsticks, something even a fellow Asian like me doesn't understand.

 

Found you!  smile.gif

 

 

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edit: I absolutely detest slim, flat, metal chopsticks. No offence but every Korean restaurant I've been to uses those. Is it a thing in Korea? Japanese, Chinese, etc eateries use either the disposable wooden ones or plastic chopticks.

 

+!  It's just extra complexity for no significant benefit.  BTW, you can always tell an Asian food pro apart when the disposable wooden/bamboo ones are available.  Those are the ones rubbing their chopsticks together to get rid of the splinters.

 

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If you can't use them successfully go fingers....


We call that eating "Hawaiian Style" (eating with hands lol). In all seriousness though we'd only eat like that with finger foods :P.

 

So that thing where you guys make all the Haole eat Poi with their hands - that's like a practical joke thing right?

 

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I have never had an Asian meal in any of these places.

 

You should go!  In addition to being strange, life is also short.


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Don't use chopsticks at all. Never have. I am of European extraction.

Knife, fork, and spoon are the go.

If you can't use them successfully go fingers....

 

Out of all the comments I just read, that just tickled me.

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Favorite dish?

 

 

 

So that thing where you guys make all the Haole eat Poi with their hands - that's like a practical joke thing right?

 

 

 

 

It's kinda hard to say favorite dish lol. I like more than one. Although when I do eat out I tend to like to get the combination plate of Kalbi and BBQ chicken. Also love mandoo, kimchi (ono! :), sweet potato, seaweed soup and more :).

 

I think in the olden days they really did use their hands to eat lol. I'll take my spoon for the poi :). I think someone would get hurt if I was forced to eat poi with chopsticks lol :P.


Edited by lee730 - 4/16/13 at 9:41am
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I am French and Morrocan and use chopsticks as easilly as knife and fork smily_headphones1.gif because I have been eating tons of Chinese and Japanese for years...
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Don't use chopsticks at all. Never have. I am of European extraction.
Knife, fork, and spoon are the go.
If you can't use them successfully go fingers....
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In some parts of the US I have seen people use knife and fork in a way that shocked the French snob in me smily_headphones1.gif
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I'm of Northern European extraction and lived in a sufficiently isolated part of the U.S. that I never had Asian food until I was in my twenties. I am still comfortable with chopsticks.

Ancestry and heritage has nothing to do with being able to use chopsticks.
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In some parts of the US I have seen people use knife and fork in a way that shocked the French snob in me smily_headphones1.gif


lmao. I get grossed out when I see people eating that way. It's funny though. I kinda hold mine like I'm drinking tea :P.

 

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My personal classification of food (based on personal preference and experience). First level: French, Japanese (in Japan or true Japanese restaurants), Morrocan, Italian(in Italy, not in the US) Second level: Chinese (not westernized, mostly Cantonese, Yunnan and Sichuan), Thai, Vietnamese. Third level: Korean, selected US dishes, and some Scandinavian. Maybe I am forgetting stuff smily_headphones1.gif
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lmao. I get grossed out when I see people eating that way. It's funny though. I kinda hold mine like I'm drinking tea :P.




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I probably have to put Hawaiian food at the top (I love poke and poi!). Then I really like Korean food, Chinese food, Japanese food, Filipino food, Mexican food, Indian food. It's actually really hard to put an order on them :P. I love spicy food for that matter :)
 

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The shovel grip is just WRONG.

It is of the same class as people who have not learnt how to hold  a pen correctly...

 

 

Never like This.

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