Do you know how to use chop sticks?

Philippines
June 26, 2007 12:15am CST
Sorry but I don't know how to use it? I find it so hard. how about you?
10 responses
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
26 Jun 07
i think i'm pretty much good, sometimes i even eat rice ( sticky rice ) with chopstick. I learn to use it since i was 12 yrs old LOL..
@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I love sticky rice!! That's one of my favorite Thai things. I just wish it wasn't such a long process to make.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
well, I am really happy for you...I can't imagine myself eating sticky rice using chopsticks...huhuhu...
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
27 Jun 07
don't give up. practice makes perfect! i remember it took me around 6 months practicing those chopstick...and how messy it was everytime i did it...food all around my bowl or plate.
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
26 Jun 07
We use chopsticks to eat things. We use spoons for soup. Just use your thumb, your index finger and your middle finger to hold the chopsticks. Try and practise. You will soon know how. Have fun trying.
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Yes I am sure coz you're a chinese...I really enjoy watching people eat using chopsticks.
• China
26 Jun 07
If you want to have a good time enjoying watching Chinese eating with their chopsticks, just go to a local Chinese restaurant and you will learn a lot. Or else come to China for a visit to see more and learn more about cultures on Chinese chopsticks. A suggestion only. Have fun with chopsticks.
@Lucille7 (509)
• South Africa
26 Jun 07
Nope! I cannot use chop sticks! I have tried so many times already and cannot master the art of using chop sticks. I wish I could, but it truly is an art to be able to use them and I just do not have that artist approach to chop sticks in order to successful eat with them... I always revert back to eating with my fork. LOL
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Yeah, I understand even if we tried to use them, we feel of being clumsy not just clumsy if somebody see us using it...they might laugh at us either. lol
@Lucille7 (509)
• South Africa
27 Jun 07
You are so right. Clumsy is the right word for it... Thanks for the comment...
@gunny685 (50)
• Mexico
26 Jun 07
I know how to use them, mainly because I spent 2 years in Japan.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
maybe i go there then i will know how to use them coz i don't have any choice.
• United States
26 Jun 07
Yes, I've been eating with chopsticks for as long as I can remember. Although I'm not Asian myself, since I was young, my family has often eaten out at restaurants that serve food that is best eaten with chopsticks (Japanese, Malaysian, Chinese, etc). Using the culture's utensils is, to me, personally, a requirement of the cusine. After all, how can you eat sushi without chopsticks? It's hard to explain how to use chopsticks in words. One method I can give you is to use your ring finger to keep the bottom chopstick stable, and move the top chopstick freely with your index finger & middle finger.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
thank you for sharing how to use them, but really...I find it so hard.
• United States
26 Jun 07
I've tried on a several different occasions to master using chopsticks but it just doesn't work. I look rather clumsy trying to use them so I've just given up. I usually end up dropping one, or both of the sticks. I'll stick with using a fork thanks.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
hahahah ...I like you...you're honest. Let's eat using fork and spoon, anyway we'll not be put in jail if we don't know how to use chopsticks...heehe
@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Oh yeah, I love chopsticks! If the food is to be eaten by chopsticks, I'm there! The hardest thing for me though, is rice! It's not that hard, but sometimes I just can't do it. I have some really beautiful ones that I got in Thailand. I love them! The came with really nice bamboo place mats and chai cups.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Chinese people used them, but now a lot of people from different countries used them too. Good for you coz you enjoy using them.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I never know how to use chopsticks for eating but I know how to use them on my hair LOL. I am curious about it anyway so I am planning to learn. I have plans of visiting china and I think I would impress my friends there if I could use chopstick very well.
@oasis_9 (832)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
nope haven't tried it :) i'm sticking with my handy spoon and fork thank you lol
@dfollin (17137)
• United States
27 Jun 07
No,all my kids got the hang of it,but I didn't and I have been eating chineese food since I was a kid.