Utensils : chopsticks or spoon / fork?

Singapore
April 11, 2007 5:53am CST
In my country, chopsticks are used very frequently. So I tend to use it for most meals. They can be used for eating rice, noodles and picking up most types of food. Spoons are usually used mainly for drinking soup. Which type of utensils do you prefer using and why?
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@pooh08 (672)
• Vietnam
1 May 08
In my country, almost people use chopsticks to eat. Everybody in my country said that when was child, they use spoons but when they grow up, they use almost chopsticks. They only use spoons for soup.
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
23 Jul 08
I do used a Chopstick only when I am eating a Noodles or Pasta and sometimes when we go to the Chinese restaurant but usually I do used a Spoon and Fork everytime I do eat my food.
• Germany
17 Jul 08
I use spoon fork and chopsticks at the same time cause Im a master in the art of eating
@qhwater (393)
• China
5 Jul 08
hehe, we also use chopsticks. after child are one years old, the parents will tell them how to use chopsticks. it is very charming that we can use our hands to pick up whatever we can. i do think it is easier to learn how to use fork & knife than chopsticks.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I don't ever use chopsticks. I learned how to use them when I was little, but since I've never really done it since then, I can't really remember how to do it. I always just use a spoon, fork, and knife for my meals. I guess if I knew how to use chopsticks well, I might use them sometimes for certain meals.
@JLS_12 (41)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
I can use all three because we have a Chinese culture but I grew up in the Philippines so I learned to used them all.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
2 Jun 08
I don't know how to use chopsticks. I've only used them once. I usually use either a spoon or a fork.
22 May 08
chopsticks are my utensils of choice =) they're easier for me and i'm accustomed to it.
@ii1016 (6)
• Philippines
14 May 08
spoon and fork.. chopsticks iss sooooooooooo soooooooo hard to use for me.. :D:D
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
i use both. chopsticks is very convenient to me when im eating soba and instant noodles. i use spoon and fork when my family is serving in wide plate. but very often than not i use chopsticks.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
i prefer using spoon and fork but right now, i'm trying to learn on how to use chopsticks
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
In my country spoon and fork are common. I had tried using chopstick and i can say i can eat more when i am using spoon and fork. For noodles like spaghetti, pancit and yakisobas i use fork, but for rice meals and other stuff use both.
• United States
25 May 07
I prefer the good ol' fork. Easy to pick up food with (with the exception of soup, then I use the spoon). I have tried chopsticks time and time again and just can't seem to use them properly! I need a "How to Use Chopsticks" workshop or something, because I'd love to use them now and again without spilling my food all over me. Until then it's all about the fork, for me!
@mememama (3077)
• United States
25 May 07
I'm an American, we use forks, spoons, and knives. My husband can use chopsticks, but he has travelled to places where that's what they use, so he is able to use them. I look like an idiot and fumble when I've tried.
@jlara_gtr34 (3492)
• Philippines
22 May 07
in our country, spoon and fork are the most popular utensils and there are times also when we eat with our hands. its like a traditional filipino custom, to eat with our own hands. :)
• Philippines
4 May 07
spoon and fork! since childhood that's the utensils that we used.
• United States
3 May 07
in asian countries spoon and fork are really the most commonly used utensils but would prefer using chopsticks for noodles and even with rice and any viands. for me, i also prefer fork for meaty type of foods then with chopsticks for rice , noodles and vegetables as more easy or convenient to handle and we can pick enough sizes that can fill-up our mouth or so less messy too.
• United States
3 May 07
in asian countries spoon and fork are really the most commonly used utensils but would prefer using chopsticks for noodles and even with rice and any viands. for me, i also prefer fork for meaty type of foods then with chopsticks for rice , noodles and vegetables as more easy or convenient to handle and we can pick enough sizes that can fill-up our mouth or so less messy too.
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
i still prefer using the spoon and fork because this is what i am used to. i've been using it since i can remember and it is easier to manage compared with the chopsticks. i only used chopsticks when i eat in chinese restaurants.
@jojogirl (289)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
just like everyone else in the philippines, i have been taught to use spoon and fork during meals, but i have always been fascinated by how chinese actors like jackie chan in chinese movies eat with that pair of sticks. there are lots of good japanese and chinese restaurants here in manila and i'm a bit embarrassed to ask the waiters for a spoon and fork so i had to learn how to eat with chopsticks. i'm now quite handy with both.