You use fork all time for eating, or like to eat by hand too?

@icesmile (7172)
Romania
May 25, 2009 4:20am CST
I saw a lot of people who eat by hand, and i know that are countries where to eat by hand is not considered rude, is theirs way to eat. Do you like to eat by own hand when you are home, with your family? I can say that i never eat by hand, not because i am snob...just because i like to use my fork, and for me is natural to eat by fork. I never understand how somebody can eat by hand just because i never saw in my parents house that is ok to eat like this. How you like to eat? by hand or by fork?
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@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
25 May 09
I think it depends on the food. If you eat pizza or hamburger, of course it's better to use your hand to eat it, eventhough in some prestige restaurant people using knife and fork for eat those foods. I agree with you that in certain countries, eating by hand is just common thing. But i believe it's just about a habit. It also faster to eat by hand. But i think no one would eat noodle by hand. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
of course that i can t eat a hamburger or a sandwich with fork...
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
25 May 09
there are so many ways for us to eat here, we can eat by hand, with spoon and fork, with fork only, with stick, or with chopsticks... we can do all of it... lol... the most used here is eating with spoon and fork. btu our favorite is eating by hand, there is nothing like to it.. lol.. of course our hands should be washed and very clean before eating. but if the dish have soup in it, it is better to eat with spoon... i've seen some people eating by hand even if there rice is have soup and it is yucky...
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
i really like to learn to eat by sticks....i like a lot, i saw in chinese restaurant...but i think that i will die, before to can to eat by sticks...every time i ask a fork..even for rice...but i want to learn
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
25 May 09
you can practice using it in your home... when you eat at a chinese restaurant again, ask for the chopstick but dont use it, instead and bring it at home and use it to practice there
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
hi, i buy already, and i practice at home....but seems that i don t have a talent for this...all time i am hungry after i use sticks...
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@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
25 May 09
i eat with my fork only like chicken i eat with my fingers.I have always heard that any thing with a bone in it is ok to eat with your fingers
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
Do you know to eat fish by fork and knife? is not very easy, but in a restaurant, is a must....i learn...and because i like eating fish a lot, i really like to use fork and knife...
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• United States
25 May 09
yes i eat fish in a restraunt with fork but i don't eat much fish like you do.you are like a friend i had. she would always get fish when we went out to eat.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
yes, i eat a lot of fish...not every day, but 2 or 3 times in a week i like to eat fish, even in my house..i just adore fish
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• India
25 May 09
I love eating food with my hands, there is a unique taste when you eat food with your hands specially when at home and home cooked food .... forget the fork and spoon. Yeah outside or in a restaurant I would eat with a fork n spoon.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
i think that i will try once to eat by hand...
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• India
25 May 09
specially when your favourite dish is cooked.
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• Philippines
25 May 09
Eating by hand in my country is accepted, actually my relatives prefer eating by hand especially when the food is wrapped in a banana peel :) But I don't really know how to eat by hand since I was not used to it and I find it messy. I've tried eating by hand once, but it seems like I don't get my tummy full. I'm always hungry.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
me too itry to eat by hand...and never i get tummy full...i will try again
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@daliaj (5689)
• India
25 May 09
I am from India and like most of the south Indians I prefer to eat with hand. I feel so full and satisfied eatig with hand compared to eating with spoon or fork. Most of the food types I eat with hand. I prefer using spoons for things like icecream, lassi.......mostly liquid food.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
yes, i watch a lot of documentary, and there i saw that in India or in arabic countries people eat by hand...i like this
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@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
25 May 09
I would use any means possible to get the food in my mouth... It just depends on what I am eating. Most of the foods i eat with knife and fork, some with a spoon and then some with my hands. It is nice to eat the meat of the bone using hands. Most take aay foods are hand eating foods anyway. Happy eating.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
i am just courious...is more teasting if i will eat by hand?
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@Preciousgem (1190)
• Philippines
25 May 09
I most prefer to eat using fork and spoon,because this is the easy and not messy ways of eat, when you eat in restaurant or house of your friend, you must know the right act to eat properly the food, i use hands when ever i am at home,you can use fork and spoon when the food is very saucy or sticky, hands if the food are chicken or fish or finger foods.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
25 May 09
hi, even chicken and fish can be eated by fork and knife...is hard, but is possible
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@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
25 May 09
it really depends on the food that i eat... i can eat with hands, spoon, fork or chopsticks... whichever way i think is easier to eat the food, then i will use it... sometimes i use a combination of spoon and fork with hand as well when i eat chicken... i use chopsticks and spoon and i eat noodle... and so on... :-) take care and have a nice day...
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
25 May 09
Hello! We Indians normally eat our foods by hand.We are well conversant that.Being an Indian I too eat my foods by hand.I feel uncomfortable if I eat by spoon and fork'thanx.
@Leonma (57)
• China
25 May 09
Our culture is that eat with hand is not healthy, so I don't have the habit to use hand except in KFC because we had to use hand to catch the hamburg. As I know for some country they use eat with hand and they also use hand to clean their ACE.
@Leonma (57)
• China
25 May 09
The difference is they use different hand to do different action.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
Well in most cases, I eat using spoon and fork. I have grown up using both since in our country is something that most people used. I think it about culture and practice. Well, I also use by hand, usually in some cases. I also use chopstick in some occasions. It depends on what I eat and where I am eating.
@queennee (189)
• Philippines
26 May 09
hello icesmile,i sometimes eat with my hands when im at home,specially if the viand is dry,like fried fish or pork chop,i find it yummy when eating with my hands :) but if i dine outside,like restaurants of course i use the traditional fork and spoon.its very unethical using hands :).there are some restaurants here in my country(philippines) that allows eating with bare hands,specially native resto,where the foods are all grilled.try sometime eating by hands,you'll like it..hehhee i hope! good day!
@haqueen (236)
• United States
26 May 09
i use anything that is near me even a knife..
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
26 May 09
I am using fork for some occassion. But when im home, i rather use my hands. I just washed my hands. I love to eat using my hands when im home.
• Philippines
26 May 09
In my country we eat using spoon and fork.depending on the meal,I eat using spoon/fork and by hand.when the food is soup,I use utensils.when the food is dry or fried,I eat either with utensils or by hand.it is never considered rude to eat by hand in my country.
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
26 May 09
I used to eat using my hands especially if its dried fish or friend chicken.. Of course, I'll make sure that my hands are clean before I eat. There are some restaurants here in our country who doesn't serve spoon and fork to the customers. They really let the customers eat with their hands. They will just serve you or give you a serving spoon for the meal but not for eating. Then they don't used plates or Tupperware, they use native utensils. Instead of using plates, they'll used banana leaves. Even though their restaurant isn't high class, but people love their restaurant and it is popular in our place. Most people love to eat using their hands because they find it more delicious to eat and comfortable.
• India
26 May 09
I don't use fork all the time for eating. I am comfortable with eating with my hand.It is better for me.
• Canada
26 May 09
Depends on what the dish calls for of course. Although, if it is debatable, I will use my fork and knife if my hands dont feel clean. If my hands feel clean (they are most of the day), I will use my hands and dig in.
@chimrani (1430)
• India
26 May 09
I am from India and here we eat by using hands.I like to eat by hand but some food items can be consumed only via fork. so i use fork too.But really saying i like to eat only by hand.