Kentucky Fried Fowls.......
Finger Lickin' Foul..
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....
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.
I have no proof that he did, but now that you mention it I would not be the least bit surprised if he did.
A test for all except achmedisdead. Living posters only....
INFJ, emphasis on the J.
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.
Much more fun would be things like the psychopathy test.
Aww nuts! I was all ready to take another quiz...
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.
Not even Kim Chi? BTW, recognition of Kim Chi is the main reason why I would never name a daughter Kimberly.
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.
LOL! You were crossing them in a scissor-like configuration weren't you?
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.
Always fun. Oh BTW, trying to separate and pick up Gim (roasted laver sheets) with flat metal chopsticks is fun... not.
That is the way of things. Remember The 36th Chamber of Shaolin... we do things the HARD way.
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.
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.
+! 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.
So that thing where you guys make all the Haole eat Poi with their hands - that's like a practical joke thing right?
You should go! In addition to being strange, life is also short.
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.
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 :)