What do you prefer Eat with Hand or Eat with Spoon and Fork?

@jnk3dfx (721)
India
September 30, 2008 10:33pm CST
Hi Friends, I have seen chinees people eat those rice and noodles with Chopsticks. I tried it and failed. Ok leave that to side. My Question is how do you prefer to eat.? Do you prefer Only Eat with Hand, or do you always require Spoon and Fork.? I usaully prefer Hand but not always, again depends what i am eating. If it is Roti or Non what we prepare in India i use hand, other if it is a rice or gravy items i prefer Spoons and forks. SO friends how do you eat your food.?
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37 responses
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
I do much prefer to eat using spoon and fork rather that eating with my bare hands. Its more comfortable and im already use to it. Another alternative is using chopsticks, especially when i am eating in a japanese restaurant i use chopsticks.
@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
1 Oct 08
Good, First Thanks FOr replying. Ya Even I tried to use those Chopsticks usually for these chinees and Japanees food. But no luck, always i fail. I found its very hard to eat with chopstick so i dropped that plan. But As i told earlier we Indians are much confirtable with eating with Bare Hand. Because we will be knowing how clean our hand then those spoons or forks.
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Im not an indian so i prefer using spoon and fork. Im half filipino chinese so another alternative for me is dining with chopsticks. You cant compare yourself to everyone or nationality since we have different preferences and styles. =)
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
7 Oct 08
Oops Sorry, I was talking about myself. Not you, anyways it was a communication gap. Thanks for your reply. It is a pleasure to get response from you. Thanks a lot again.
@curious888 (1213)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 08
All depends on situation. If at home I always use chopsticks. But in Malay or Indian restaurant, I used spoon & fork and sometimes with hand.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Thats Good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
@rosedust82 (2074)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
Hi, Well... I usually eat with a knife, spoon and fork. If what I eat is something that is usually eaten using one's hand, then that's what I do as well. I like eating pizza using my hands. Chips as well. I guess it just depends on the food that is served.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Ya i have seen most of the people eating pizza with hands, also you can include Burgers and Sandwich as many people use hands for eating these things. And its good that you prefer spoons and forks. Thats very good as people say eating with bare hands are very Unhygenic. Anyways thanks a lot for responding to this discussions. I will expect more such responses from you in future. Regrads, Jnk3dfx :)
@cncoke (439)
• China
4 Oct 08
I mostly use chopsticks to eat.Sometimes I use a spoon to eat soup and rice.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Hmmn. Thats good. Thanks for the response though.
@relundad (2311)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I always eat with utensils unless you consider holding a sandwich eating with your hands.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
1 Oct 08
Ha ha, That was a good sense of humar. Thanks for replying to dis discussion. Most of western contry people have this habbit of always eating food with Spoons and forks. But I think in this Subcontinent of India,Srilanka,Bangaldesh,Nepal,Tibet and Pakistan are much more into eating with hand. Any ways thanks a lot for your reply to this discussion.
@potrish78 (742)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Eating with our bare hands is a way to enjoy eating here in the Philippines. Especially when you are with your family or friends. But more often than not we use utensils whenever we eat. But when we go out on a picnic or go swimming with friends most of the time we use our hands to eat and share the foods. It's a lot of fun. But of course when we are on a restaurant, we utilize spoon and fork and if we're on a Chinese or Japanese restaurant we use chopsticks.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
15 Oct 08
Ohh, That was good share of knowledge and experience. Thanks for sharing such valuable information about the culture in Philippines. But i always feel bad about chopstick, because i really dont know how to use it. Feels bad though, anyways thanks a lot for sharing such a valuable info, thanks for response, have a nice and bright day.
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• Philippines
15 Oct 08
Practice makes perfect. Practice more and you will surely learn to use chopsticks. It is not an easy skill to learn really but it's fun when you were able to use it properly. Happy posting!
@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
15 Oct 08
Sure I will try very hard, most of the time i try chopstick ended up with laugh for others. So This time i will really try hard and not gte it messed up. Thanks for the inspiration i was definately in need of that. Again thanks for the response. Have a nice day.
1 Oct 08
Hi jnk3dfx, I know people in your country is used to eating with your hands as we had friends from your country who has visited our home and ate with their hands, but I prefer to eat with my knive and fork or spoon and I can never eat with my hands. Tamara
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
7 Oct 08
Thanks a lot Tamara for your response. It will be always a pleasure to recieve response from You. So when you will invite me to have dinner or lunch or atleast a breakfast in your house. I hope you dont mind, i promise you i will not eat with bare hands, i have nice experience using fork and spoons, unless you give me chopsticks. He hee.
7 Oct 08
Hi jnk3dfx, You are wecome to my house anytime and you can eat with your hands so that we can all eat with our hands, hehehe. Tamara
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Sure, I will. Thanks a lot for invitation.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
1 Oct 08
It all depends on what i'm eating ^_^ If i'm eating noodles, i will be using chopsticks and spoon.. But if i'm eating rice, it will be fork and spoon.. When it comes to chicken chop etc, it will be knife and fork for me ^_^ But when it comes to roti prata or bread, chicken wings or other fried stuffs, i will surely be using my hands, because those things will only taste better when eating it with our hands.. haha
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
6 Oct 08
You made me feel hungry by mentioning those foods. I am really hungry now. I want chicken. Anyways, first the new pic of Casper is good, looks great. And about your response, you are very much right. I think not only you most of the people in subcontinent, use this method. Depends upon what food they are eating the eating method will change. Good that you shared your thought with me, I was expecting you to respond this discussion when i was drafting this discussion. Thanks A Lot Again.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
haha =D Thanks for the compliment on my casper.. hehe ^_^ And as for responding to your post, as long as it's started all my frenz in mylot, i will make it a point to repsond to all of the discussions if i do understand the post ^_^ hehe
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
7 Oct 08
Thats the great attitude towards your friends discussions. Keep doing this great job.
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@chirantani (1382)
• India
1 Oct 08
I don't prefer eating with hands,thats why I require a spoon or a fork. Eating with hands is a bit unhygienic.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
1 Oct 08
Unhygenic, Good thought. So you think those spoons are more hygenic.? You will be knowing what are things you have done with your hand but you will not be know where that spoon was lating before you eat with it. Anyways deferent people deferent culture and so many approachs. Thanks A Lot for sharing your thoughts. More thoughts are always welcome from you. :)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
A lot of people here in the Philippines use their hands to eat. I don't think it is unhygienic unless you're in the habit of not washing your hands. Filipinos are generally very neat people and we always... always wash our hands before and after eating, whether we eat with our hands or with spoon and fork.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
6 Oct 08
Thats a very good habbit of washing hands before you eat. Doesnt matter you are eating with spoons or bare hands, one should always wash thier hands before they eat. thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts. I expect more such thoughts from you in future.
@successlog (3172)
• China
8 Oct 08
hello friend, i think it just depends on the person habit.if a man has the habit of eating with the spoon and fork,he don't have the habit of using hands to eat possibly.Because he has been familiar with using the spoon and fork.and another example, for me, nether hands nor spoon and fork is suitable to eat with. I amused to eating with chopsticks,Because from my childhood till now, i use the chopsticks to eat all the time. I know it is so different from you.Because we are living in a different place and accept the different culture.lol good luck
@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Its not a matter of being in diferent places, its the techniq to use those chopstick drives me crazy. I tried it few times, ended up with friends laughing at me. Anyways I know you are from China you are used to it, since your child hood. Ok I am planing to visit your home and you just teach me how to use these chopsticks. Again thanks for sharing your thoughts here in this discussions. Have a nice day.
• India
8 Oct 08
I always prefare eat with hand.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Ohh, Just like me. But some times i will switch to spoons and forks. As i told earlier, i like to eat with hand but depends upon what food i am eating and where i am eating, i will change my eating style. Thanks a lot Raja for sharing your thoughts with us, and spending you valuable time for responding this discussion. Thanks a ton again.
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
Hey there! Well it depends on what food I'm gonna eat. If it is fried chicken I'll go with my hands. I usually eat with spoon and fork.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
15 Oct 08
Ohh, Gotcha Thanks a lot for short and sweet response.
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• 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. 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.
@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
15 Oct 08
Ya most of the time even i feel like few foods are taste better if use our hand. Also i am aware of these Hand Foods, because i from sea shore of India, so i love these sea food. Thease Crabs and fishes are much tastier when they are eaten with bare hands. Anyways it was a pleasure to recieve response from you, i expect more such response from you in future. Thanks for responding. Have a nice day.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
6 Oct 08
It would depend on what kind of food I am eating, If it is a Seafood then I would used my bare hand specially for Crab, Lobster and even for fish except if it is boneless but most of the time I do used a spoon and fork......
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
15 Oct 08
Thanks a lot for sharing thoghts, nice to have response from you. Also have a nice day.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Oct 08
hi jnk3dfx I use knife, fork and spoon to eat most things with, but also I have to use my hands in that I hold the spoon or fork,lol. but I do use my hands to eat sandwiches with, and bananas and some fruit like apples and oranges.also fried chicken. I am from the USA.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
15 Oct 08
Good response, also it was really funny about using hands for holding spoons and forks. Ya there is no way you can eat sandwiches and burgers with spoons and forks. You have to compromise to use hands for eating those things. Otherwise you have to cut sandwiches and burgers into pieces and eat, by then i dont think people will like that. Anyways thanks for such a good response. Have a nice day.
• Ireland
2 Oct 08
Like you, it depends on what I am eating. For a dinner of meat and vegetables I prefer to eat with a knife and fork. For chinese food, I could never manage chopsticks so I prefer to use a spoon and a fork or sometimes I just use a fork. I like to use a fork for puddings and I use a spoon for soups and ice cream, although sometimes I make my soup in a cup and just drink it from the cup.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
It is always a pleasure to recieve response from you Alexandria. Ya most of the people have same opinion on this. Its good tha you are not using Hands, that will be really hygenic one. Also about chopstick as i mentioned earlier i really hate chopstick as i really dont knwo how to handle those within the fingers. Anyways thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I expect more such responses from you in future. :) Regards, Jnk3dfx
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
it depends on what i am eating.. i prefer to use spoon and fork when eating rice... chopsticks when eating ramen... knife and pork when eating steak.. =)
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Ya most of the people follw the same style. Good that you responded, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
@akb6753 (43)
• India
1 Oct 08
To eat by spoon and fork is otherwise a good habit form the point of view of health and cleanliness. Even the chop sticks are also of the same class. But we Indians use our hands and rather fingers for this purpose and we are so used to it that we don't get satisfaction when we use spoon and fork. I however sometimes use spoon and fork - when my nails are extra grown and not clean.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Being more hygenic, thats really good for health. Keep this good habbit always. Thanks a lot for response.
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I much prefer eating with chopsticks but if I had to choose between spoon & forks to eating with hands, I'd rather eat with spoon & forks... There are some food that just makes sense to eat with bare hands, like sandwiches, but most food I'd like to eat with utensiles
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Chopstick is the one hate most. Because i cant use it :(
@scorpio19 (1363)
1 Oct 08
I use cutlery although I do use my hand with certain foods and I enjoy eating that way, I also like to share food with my family I love to watch my kids eat and see them really enjoy their food, they use cutlery..by the way.
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@jnk3dfx (721)
• India
8 Oct 08
Ohh. Good, nice to hear from you Scorpio. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts with us.