What do you use to have food- Spoon/fork and knife/just your hands???

@karjyo (833)
India
July 27, 2008 12:41pm CST
I hate using fork or knife to have egg-bread or pizza. I have to use my hands otherwise i feel as if am doing some kind of an operation. As far as having rice or soup or whatever, i like to use a spoon/fork. What about you, what do you use to have food?
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• Brazil
27 Jul 08
the problem is the food what we are eating. when i eat pizza, sandwich or things like that i always use the hands doesn't matter where i am. when i eat things like spaguete i like to use fork and when i eat things like soup i use spoon =p there is no point to use hands or fork to eat soup xD in a future no much far i will try to eat soup with straw Oo thanks, Scorpionok
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@karjyo (833)
• India
27 Jul 08
But rice is something that you can have with your hands or spoon or fork. Then what will you prefer?
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• Brazil
27 Jul 08
between fork and spoon i do not knnow what to use but about hands i do not use it because it is different i can use it but i will dirty myself xD when i eat pizza or something like it with hand i use napkin and use it with rice is weird. thanks, Scorpionok.
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@Valenas (1510)
• United States
27 Jul 08
It depends, mostly. If it is something dry, I will use my fingers, even with rice. If it is something with some sort of sauce, I will pick at it here and there with my fingers, and use my fork other times. And, when it is something like soup, I either use my spoon, or I put it in a cup and drink it, or I sip it out of the bowl when it cools down a little. I am a bit flexible when it comes to eating food.
@karjyo (833)
• India
27 Jul 08
Thanks for the response. Happy eating and happy mylotting.
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@venkygec (783)
• India
27 Jul 08
I always use my hands to eat anything... God has given us hands... so that we can eat.. he he..... Yeah! But sometimes in hotels, or while eating noodles i use spoon or fork... But mostly i prefer hands... Wash your hands before and after you eat...
@metschica25 (5411)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Most times i seem to eat more finger friendly food . I use a fork , and a knief only when I have to . Some meats like steak you need to have a steak knief . Spoons for ice cream of course, cereal , and my coffee , and tea
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 08
Hi Karjyo, we usually use fork and spoon, but if we are eating noodles at the stores, or in restaurants, then we'd use chopsticks. If we are taking KFC or pizza, we'd prefer to use our hands (finger lickin' good!)
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@gabbana (1815)
• China
28 Jul 08
In most of the time, i use chop sticks, you know, i am chinese. while having western food, i use spoons, or chop sticks, put the knives and fork aside, cause spoons are easy to handle.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
28 Jul 08
hi dear i use spoon mostly sometimes i do use my hand to eat like pizza or sandwich...sometimes when we ll go o our village we all have steaming hot rice and prawn curry with our hands sitting on chowkis on the floor it is lot of fun..normally with a spoon
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@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Hi karjyo, I use fork all the time whenever it is breakfast, lunch and dinner not unless if I got some soup, I will have spoon..But for pizza, I prefer eating it bare hands..LOL!
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@MizukiZHR (611)
• China
27 Jul 08
Hey,there.I also use spood and hands sometimes but usually I just use chopsticks to have meal.But if I want some soup,of course I will use spoon.When do I use my hands?Haha,I only use my hands to eat when I eat fast food and puffing food like McDonald and Lays. P.S. In my country(China),you know,people all use chopsticks and chopsticks are also be used in Japan and some other asian countries.But to our surprise,Korean people don't use chopstick usually,they just use spoon to eat and they use chopsticks only when they eat noodles.
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@gemini_rose (16208)
27 Jul 08
If I can use my hands then I use my hands! I am not one for a knife and fork unless I have too. Unless of course I am eating something really messy and I have no choice. I tend to eat sandwiches a lot anyway so half the time I dont need any cutlery.
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@bbsr13 (4200)
• India
27 Jul 08
Hello,Karjyo! I being an Indian prefer to eat my foods in my hand,be it bread or rice.spoon I use only to drink the soup.thanx.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
I guess it depends on where I am and what food I am eating. If I am somewhere formal then I try to avoid eating with my hands. I use the spoon, fork or knife. If I am in somewhere casual and I am eating pizza or finger foods then I use my hands. If I am in a Chinese or Japanese restaurant, then I use the chopsticks
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
26 Jan 09
i take food with hands only and for soups i take with spoon .
@lkbooi (16106)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 08
Hi karjyo, when having meal at home I use a spoon only. The 3 meals we usually take at home are mostly rice and vegetable, so a single spoon is just enough for me. I use both the fork and spoon when taking fish, for it’s much more convenient to take care of the bones. I would like to eat noodle with a pair of chopsticks, for spoon and fork couldn’t serve their purpose well when come to take these long strip stuffs. While taking food outside, like in the restaurants, food courts or street stalls I feel happy to use whatever tableware that supplied together with the food served. I would like to ask for what I need, if I find it is really inconvenient to use the one given. I enjoy eating with my hand as well when visiting some of the local Indian restaurants here, where the delicious food is served on a big banana leaf instead of a plate. posting and Merry Christmas!
@applefreak (3135)
• Singapore
24 Dec 08
i usually use chopsticks for most of my meals. bread and pizza will be using my hands. only food like spaghetti and slabs of meat will see me wielding fork and knife. also, if my rice is served on a plate, i'll use a fork and spoon. let you in on one little secret - i use chopsticks to eat spaghetti if i'm at home.
@nadooa247 (1097)
• United States
24 Dec 08
The only time i used a knife and for for pizza is when i am out and the slice is super hot and i don't want to make an idiot of myself trying to hold it with my hands and doing some sort of juggling routine lol... other than that i agree feels like some sort of operation being done to the food! As soon as it cools down enough to hold the knife and fork get chucked =P As for soup the only time i DIDN'T use a spoon was when i went to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament lol there you don't HAVE the option of using utensils =P. I quickly got discouraged and didn't touch the soup... who knows if they even wash the bowls properly!! But yeah in general fast foods like sandwiches, pizza, fries and so on no utensils, but other foods yup.
@applefreak (3135)
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
most of the times i eat with chopsticks. for pizza and bread i'll use my hands. certain things like pasta are eaten with fork and spoon. i don't have any particular preference about utensils. i'll just use whatever is available to me. more important is that it's not those disposable type. cheers ;p
@mykmari_08 (2467)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
Most of the time, I eat rice with the use of a spoon; at home or outside the house. During weekdays when I do have to go to the workplace, I eat rice and viand for breakfast using a spoon. I also bring along with me 'baon' consisting of rice and viand which I eat during lunch time in the company premises using a spoon. There are times when I do eat rice with my bare hands specially during certain occasions with the family and when the foods served are more easily eaten using the hands, like pizza, as you mentioned. For instance, if we have an occasion which we have to celebrate by the seaside, we would usually have fishes, shrimps, and crabs. Normally, these are 'hand-foods', if you know what I mean. Sometimes at home, my husband and I do eat with our hands because we feel that the food is tastier this way. Other locals also feel this way but I guess this is quite psychological. If I'm not mistaken, there was one instance where I ate with my hands in the office. It was a couple of years ago when we had our company's anniversary celebration and we had a 'boodle' fight. But it's very rare that we eat with fork and knife at the same time while eating.
@msedge (4020)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I mostly use spoon and fork everytime i eat.Sometimes i use my hands for finger foods.For soup of course we use spoon for it.For pizza i sometimes use a knife and sometimes my hands.Just depend on my mood.If i am too hungry than i just use my hands in eating it.
@misty99 (736)
28 Jul 08
I've seen some use knife and fork to eat pizza,i have nothing against though. For me it depends on the food i'll be eating.Now if it is fried chicken, spring rolls, pizza, donuts, canape--basically any food hand picked,of course i eat it using my hand.Spaghetti, noodles,salads i use fork.And definitely spoon for soups and rice. Did you know that Filipinos would love to eat using their hand?I missed that one also.Of course we wash our hand before eating