Eating without utensils?

Philippines
September 8, 2010 10:59am CST
Have you tried eating without using any utensils? Here in the Philippines, we enjoy eating without any of the spoon and fork, we use our bare hands to eat but we make sure that both hands are clean. It has been a tradition here and until now it is still alive. We call it "magkamay, magkakamay" and there are more local terms for it. Why not try it? :)
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@jazzy101 (75)
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
HI THERE! It really doesnt matter anyway if you are using utensils or not as long as you ate it without any messed and as long as you have food to eat.the way you eat is less important fro the way you value the food that you eat.The important thing is to be gratefull enough that you are still fortunate to have something on your plate.
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
you said it right Jazzy.. Cheers!
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
8 Sep 10
i guess it would depend on what i was eating. if i was eating spaghetti, maybe not.
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
yes of course, it would still depend on the food. It would really be a mess to eat noodles with bare hands.
• India
8 Sep 10
hey i live in india and we also use our hands to eat (except nooddles and some other dishes)i have tried eating with spoon,fork and hands and i enjoy eating by hand the most.again hands have to be washed before eating.
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
Even here in our country, we just use our hands if the food does not have any soup also for noodles and some other dishes.
@ip5217 (1656)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
I'm from the Philippines too. I love to eat using my hands only if the food is dry. Chicken inasal from Bacolod is the best meal to eat using our bare hands.
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
yes, it is best when the food is dry or without any soup. I also love that chicken inasal and the best is washing your hands after. Enjoy eating!
@serubhai1 (204)
• India
8 Sep 10
I'm an Indian and in India, we always eat with our hand. (only one hand-not both).And of course, we ensure that we eat only after we wash our hands. We do eat with knife and fork too, but in official occasions say a business lunch. The way a person eats depends upon his culture and as for hygiene-if we consider someone hypothetically scratching himself with his fork-before eating, i can't see it anywhere!!lol Eat in whatever way you are comfortable.
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
Yeah, eating with bare hands also go with our culture and traditions and I also remember this someone who said that he prefer to use his bare hands for eating since utensils have been used by many people while no one has ever use his hands except him. And yes you're right, eat in whatever way you are comfortable but of course, you also need to consider the time and occasion when you need to eat in a quite formal way.
@misheli (554)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
I love eating with my bare hand specially if im eating fried fish with fresh tomato. Now im craving for fried fish, I like to eat galunggong with fresh tomato...yummy!
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
Wow, I also love that. It's been quite a long time since I ate galunggong. I guess that would be nice for lunch. Thanks for the idea.. hehe
@ktmatunog (914)
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
Love it! especially when I am very hungry and of course, the food does not involve soups or noodles. This is actually good on roasted, grilled, and fried finger foods with rice!!! Some just don't know how or are having a hard time to eat with bare hands. Handwashing is best before and after eating. I am from the Philippines too. =p
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
Heeeya! You're right, it's best to use bare hands when the food does not have soup and it's fun to do this when you're in an outing together with a group of friends and family. Of course hand washing is needed after and right before. :)
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Sep 10
I have never tried eating without utensils unless it was a finger food in the first place. i don't think it would be a good idea for me. i can be a very messy eater!
• Philippines
8 Sep 10
I guess you better try it and just charge it to experience. At first it would really be messy but it won't be hard to learn how to do it without any mess. :)