do love eating with your hands?

Philippines
March 14, 2009 5:07pm CST
In the Philippines, eating with bare hands is commonly done. And people do really enjoy them. Especially, if you are eating salted eggs with dried fish. Or eating a crab, eatig will be more fun if you do it with your bare hands. Yesterday, my four-years old son, ate his lunch with bare hands He don't do it often, but when I watched him yesterday he was really enjoying what he is doing and what he is eating. How about you mylotters, do you eat with your bare hands? how often do you do it?
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@mysdianait (64082)
• Italy
14 Mar 09
I don't like eating without using at least a fork or a spoon. Some things are impossible though, like chicken drumsticksticks or spareibs but I'm not comfortable eating them with my fingers. I can remember as I child I would get told off if I touched my food with my hands and I guess that's something I still remember from then. I love it that some cultures it's considered as bad manners and in others it is perfectly acceptable!
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• Philippines
15 Mar 09
so in your country eating with bare hands is bad manner? i understand you. but sometimes we really have to decide if the situation needs it. for example if you got a plane crash and you got to an island, there are no spoons and forks there, so you have no choice but to use your hands to eat whatever food you will find there. am i right? and sometimes in other places eating with bare hands is not encouraged most to kids because kids play with their hands and if going to eat that they have not washed their hands they might get diseases. in every country, there is a opinion for that. all i can say that here in the philippines, we decide for ourselves if we are going to eat with bare hands of with spoon and fork. thanks for the nice talk! take care and godbless!
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@mysdianait (64082)
• Italy
15 Mar 09
Hi fuzors! If I was on island then things would be different - there would be no-one to tell me off I also think that if I go to a country where it is not usual to use a fork then I would most probably do as the locals too. Especially if I was hungry Have fun!
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Hi mysdianait. Thanks for the response. Here in the philippines, it is not really a bad manner to eat with bare hands. But usually in restaurants people use spoon and fork. But when at home especially in the provinces, people loves to eat with bare hands. take care
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• India
15 Mar 09
hello there, we in India usually eat with hands. so, if we are eating at home we definitely eat with hands, but if i am eating out, i prefer eating with spoon. i am quite comfortable with both. have a nice day.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hi! Yes, I've read that its part of your culture. thank you for sharing
• India
18 Mar 09
well, yes, it is. have a nice day.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
I love eating with my hands... but i don't do this often since i have a daughter to take care of... and there are only the two of us in the apartment... so i always need to have clean hands... But everytime we have fried fish... i would use my hands to eat... since it can be dangerous not to.. with all the bones... and fried fish taste better when we use our hands to eat...
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• Philippines
15 Mar 09
hi! i agree with you. there are just some food that we can not eat using spoon and fork. one example is crabs. we can't get the crabs' shell off by using a spoon or a fork. and do you know that because of how to eat crab the right way, we have been added to the world history? when Gloria Diaz got her title miss universe because she used her bare hands to eat a crab. and that is really good. but we should always remember to wash our hands before we eat. thanks for the nice talk! take care and Godbless!
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hello aseretdd. yes, food like fish and crab as fuzor mentioned are easier to eat with bare hands. sanitizing the hands would help thanks
@icegermany (2524)
• India
14 Mar 09
we usually eat with hands and it is very rare we eat with spoons. in india we always use hands for eating whatever the food is. it is our culture that we use hands to eat and also religiously we believe eating with hands and we also feel that it is more tastier to eat with hands than using the spoons. but here in germany people do use hands and always use spoons and all and it is their culture i can understand.
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• Philippines
15 Mar 09
hi! we really have our own understanding about that. like yours', it is in your culture, we have the same culture, our ancestors used to eat with bare hands until the spaniards came to our country and introduced kitchen utensils like spoon and fork
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
thank you for sharing that. I have gained knowledge. thanks again
@kirei24 (252)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
I do that too.. eating with my bare hands. but it depends on what food iam eating, whom iam eating with, and the location iam eating. its very fun eating without using fork and spoons in picnic. we usually bring foods that is easy to eat and can be eat using your hands only or what we call finger foods. Its very convinient. Oh, i remember there are many restaurants here in the philippines where eating in your own hands is advise.. ( most of them are seafood retaurants.)
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hi kirei thanks for the response. You have a point, location and the person you are with is a factor on what to use on eating take care
• China
15 Mar 09
many times use your bare hands to eat is a simple and good way ,but before your eating you must clean your hands at frist in order to keep health we will have different feeling of eat with out use tools,primitive awalys eat by bare hands ,when you eating not just the tast but also the touch and the sharp of the food will give you a overall feast
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
you are right, sanitizing and washing our hands before eating is a must thanks take care
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
not at all times. it is hard to eat using hands if the dish that you will eat with rice is soupy. like sinigang or nilaga. i like using hands mostly on barbeque, fried and sea foods. i also feed my children when they were still toodlers using my hands when i need to use hands. my children now that they are all teens does not use their bare hands on eating. they mostly do that only when we are out for swimming or picnic.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Hi roni. oh yeah, when there's outing, it is also commonly seen that people use their bare hands. thanks for sharing
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Hi red_amethyst, good day to you my kababayan. Well sometimes me and my family eat with our hands because it gives more comfort in eating foods, especially when the kind of food are dried fish, lobster, crab and many more. . . As i know many of Filipinos are really love eating with their hands especially when the location is in province. I think that they only use their hands in eating because it is a kind of trandition here in our native land Philippines... Well that's all my response to your forum topic discussion entitled "do you love eating with your handz?". I hope i give a good response to your discussion. Well happy posting and happy earning! Last good luck to our earning career in this site mylot. . . =)
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hi jon! Yes it is a tradition in the Philippines especially in the provinces. But in Manila, we are used to using the spoon and fork. thanks for the response and good luck to you also
@shellback (865)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
I love eating using my bare hands, but i cleaned it first, actually foods are more delicious using your bare hands on it. lols
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• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Hello shellback, I agree with you! one of these foods would be "tuyo" and dried fish. I love eating it with bare hands.
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
yeah, much better if its added with venegar, most of us do the traditional way on how to eat using bare hands, I've oftenly used it, lol, happy mylotting.
@deanna2 (159)
• United States
15 Mar 09
hi yes i eat with my hands mostly every day like chicken on what ever because after all fingers were made befor silverware i know it's not polite but thats me
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hi deanna! its not really impolite. we are just being true with the things we are comfortable to do. take care
@lola1991 (45)
• China
15 Mar 09
Sometimes,I like to do.Just like to get barbucue or other snack,it's more convenience by hands.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 09
hi lola! There are foods that is comfortable to eat using our bare hands. thanks for the response
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
28 Apr 09
somethings I enjoy eating with my hands - such as a sandwich or the little bit of meat left on a bone, pickles, fresh fruits and veggies or like you mention crab legs. I do not like to eat with my hands things that are easily eaten with fork or spoon such as soups and pastas or cooked fruits and veggies. I prefer to keep my hands clean - if they get things on them I am distracted by it.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
As a child I was not taught to eat with bare hands that is why I have not really love doing it. But I do know how to eat by hand if prompted.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
i love eating with my hands. i guess the reason for that is when i was young my grandmother, who is the best cook in the world, would grant me the privilege of eating with her. she often eats with bare hands and yes, i could smell the freshly brewed kapeng barako and siniaing na isda. that is also why i always clip my fingernails everyday.
@cheenlly (3485)
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
It's our culture kababayan and no matter we like to used proper etiquette on eating, we still always used bare hands some times especially if we are in province where all foods are healthy and very delicious. Personally i love eating bare hands especially if its a crab, salted egg, grilled chicken or hito (catfish), hot rice and fresh fruits served on a banana leaves. Wow! yummy ...hehehe i am now imagining and actually starving..lol
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
18 Apr 09
Dear friend, I do mostly eat with my hands and before that make sure that my hands are clean. Here in India as I am a South Indian we rarely use spoons or spork to eat food but still at times we use it also. But moslty at home I do use my hands. It also depends what food I am having.
@ulqu1orra (310)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
I eat with my bare hands when it comes to eating food that are dry like fried fish or other meats and when there are occasions.
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• Philippines
12 Apr 09
I do eat with my bare hands from time to time especially eating those foods that you have mentioned. Btw, i am from the Philippines too so that is really common and I think most of the Filipinos knows how to eat with bare hands. If I my add there are also restaurants were eating with bare hands is allowed and people doesn't look at you with derision. .
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@Bloggership (1118)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 09
I eat using my bare hand depend on the situation. Of course i can't eat using spoon and fork if in front of me there is a delicious crabs.
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@ralphido (843)
• India
6 Apr 09
well. .. it mostly depends on what you are eating.. say if you're eating fried rice or noodles .. the only way you can eat it with a fork and a spoon.. and a bread toast would require a knief and a fork.. but when you are faced with crab and such stuff i really don't see how anyone can probably manage that without their bare hands.. .... eating with hands is mostly based on where you are born and what your regular menus are..
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