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which country's style of chopsticks are the best?
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>>10594165
Chinese by far, it's not even a question

I always got buttmad when Japanese restaurants would give me splintering pieces of crap that you handle with your bare fingers
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>>10594165
I do prefer the longer chinese style with squared ends. what if I'm using a big bowl or something? I don't want half my utensil sitting in the broth, and having cylindrical ends is just silly if you're trying to grab something slippery, like most food, especially noodles.
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Both better than those thin metal abominations the Koreans use.
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>>10594165
It's the same shit there. The square ones are better than the round ones though.
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>>10594165
I wanted to buy a pair of reusable chopsticks, does anyone know of some good ones?
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>>10594165
The countries who have only a single chopstick made of metal...that has 4-5 smaller pieces of metal sticking out of it for stabbing and scooping
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does not matter everything is a chopstick if your hand are big and booshy like mine
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I'm squarely in the square camp. Cheap disposables are all you need. $0.02/pair at the local nipmart.
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>>10594191
aw chopsticks hurt babbys hands :(
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I have some of those Korean metal ones. They are nice because they are dishwasher safe. Only con is that they are hard to use.
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>>10594763
They're really used like true silverware for more formal gatherings. Most of the time gooks use wood. But yeah, a novice will be incapable of using metal and look like a fool whereas they could probably slide by with wood.
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>>10594220
>>10594763
Literally too pleb to use the patrician choice of chopsticks
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>>10594842
Metal chopsticks aren't hard for me to use, but that might just be because I'm Asian.
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>>10594871
I'm not Asian and metal chopsticks aren't hard to use. Sure I did grow up using chopsticks, so there is that, I guess.
I like Korean chopsticks, since those are the ones I've used the most, and there is something very pleasing to me about a nice spoon and chopstick set. Also metal is great because it is super easy to get spotlessly clean.
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so if everybody agrees that metal are nicer, but square wooden are easier to use, why not just make square metal ones?
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>>10594220
Truth. Worst design possible.
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>>10594964
they have some on amazon
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Anything but Korean chopsticks. Those flat metal ones are garbage tier. Went straight to the Japanese section of the grocery store to get non a garbage chopstick set.
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>>10594220
>>10594289
>>10594599
>>10594626
>>10594763
>>10594842
Tin affects the taste of food.

Wood is better
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>>10595214
what if they're made of titanium?
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>>10595217
No metal.
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>>10595228
Are you saying stainless steel eating utensils will alter the taste of food?
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>>10595214
Do you think utensils are made of tin?
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>>10594651
>being this upset someone didn't choose your beloved country
weebs are weird
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>>10594964
>why not just make square metal ones?
I have a a 10 pair set of square stainless steel ones. Square metal ones are not hard to find, just make sure you get stainless steel and not some mystery metal from some shady Chinese factory.
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>>10595297
do they feel heavy or awkward to use?
I was thinking about getting some like that.
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>>10595275
all wiggers are weird
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>>10594165
Chinese for most things, extra long for deep frying, though I prefer the Japanese ones for cooking some delicate stuff.
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>>10594599
>eurostyle
acktchually, forks were invented in the Middle East, and even in China before euros used them

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork#History
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>>10595320
two-pronged forks can't scoop mang
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>>10595371
that's why you use spoons
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>>10595383
why not use 2 knives and a spoon then?
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>>10595398
>not just using your feces covered hands like a superior country
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>>10595398
because its easier to pick up food with chopsticks than two knives?
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>>10595398
Thats what koreans do
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>>10595413
stab with a knife, scoop with a spoon, both easier than weebwood
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>>10595422
how do you eat noodles then?
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>>10595426
spoon
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>>10595466
how the fuck do you eat noodles with a spoon?
I'm talking long noodles like spaghetti or ramen
those require either a 4 pronged fork or chopsticks
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>>10595313
honestly i like chopsticks better than most tongs for frying because the dont maul delicate fried coatings as much
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>>10595469
cut with knife, scoop with spoon
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>>10595275
assmad that you got owned
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>>10595474
Yeah, it feels like you have so much more control.
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I can't figure out how to use chopsticks... Does anybody have some sort of guide? I am going on a trip to Asia this summer and I don't want them to make fun of me.
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>>10595503
No matter what you do, you will be made fun of.
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>>10595503
Just get a pair and practice dude.
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>>10595503
just get some from a chinese restaurant (they usually will give you some for free if you order out) and practice with them.
basically the bottom stick is held with the middle part of your thumb's first joint and the first knuckle of your middle finger, this stick generally does not move.
the top stick is held between your thumb tip and index finger, like you're pinching it, this is the stick you use to clamp down on foods.
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>>10595503
Lock the bottom one in so it stays still, leaving your thumb and first two fingers free to move the top one about like a pen. You shouldn't have to really clench the bottom one, it's more like it rests on the base of your first finger and the tip of your fourth, with the base of your thumb pressing between those two points to keep it stable.

Get a couple bowls and practice moving peanuts back and forth. You might cramp up if you're really not used to them, but you'll figure out a more relaxed grip soon enough.
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>>10594842
>Most of the time gooks use wood.
Wrong.
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>>10594165
I use chopsticks to poke my tonsils
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>>10595469
Y-YOU CUT RAMEN WITH A KNIFE?

FUCKING BURN
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>>10596973
>>10595478
>>10595469
wrong person
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>>10595503
rest the bottom chopstick in your palm, and hold the top like you are using a pen

badabingbadaboom
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>>10595214
Wood affects the taste of food too. I would[heh] never eat those ice creams that come with wooden spoons as a kid because of that.
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>>10595556
do people really need a tutorial for eating with chopsticks?
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>>10597058
It's a 1 minute of instruction and 1 meal of training. I'd say it's easier to learn than how to "properly" use fork&knife.

But yeah, without clue how to begin, it's pretty hard to learn.
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>>10595398
>2 knives and a spoon
>with two hands
The power of /ck/ logic
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>>10594165
I like jap ones.
The chinese one is too large, it's more fitting for cooking. The korean ones are abominations.
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>>10597048
raw wood, yes, like tongue depressor ice cream types do affect food
chopsticks are cooking utensils. they're manufactured lacquered, no imparting taste if they're not the disposable ones
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>using a pair of sticks instead of a fork

gooks are retarded
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>>10594165
personally prefer Japanese because of it's precision
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>>10595239
They do, yeah- hence why caviar spoons aren't metal.

If you're determined to have metal utensils but don't want to actually taste metal, one of the few reasonable choices is actually gold. It's fairly inert in terms of its interaction with your taste receptors.
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>>10595481
retard
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>>10598408
>gold
What the fuck? Not at all. Gold is way too soft.
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>>10598381
All plastic and metal chopsticks are terrible no matter the style.
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>>10598535
What exactly are you going to be eating with them? Railroad spikes?
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>>10595214
>Tin affects the taste of food.
WTF eating utensils do you have that are made out of tin?
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>>10594191
>splintering pieces
Not their fault you can't break chopstick correctly
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>>10598805
>I know exactly 0 about chemistry: the post
Anon, you can easily cut gold with a butterknife.
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>>10594165
All I know is that I hate the metal flat Korean chop sticks. Literally a mess to use.
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>>10600686
Gold's about as hard as aluminium, it's not putty.
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>>10601011
no it isnt lol
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>>10595398
>why not use 2 knives and a spoon then?
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>>10598671
Most japanese chopsticks are made of wood and personal ones costs a lot.
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>>10600697

Lol yeah these suck
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>>10601011
Pure gold's one of the softest metals. The typical hard and dense gold ingots you're probably thinking about are mixed with other metals like silver and zinc. That's also why you have karats when it comes to gold. 24-karat or 24k is pure gold, while the smaller numbers just basically mean that there's a higher gold:other-metal ratio.
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>>10594165
for me, it is the spoon
the best food scooper
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>tfw have a pair of ivory chopsticks that my grandfather gave me
it's like gods gift
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>>10603568
The same is true for pure aluminum. Very soft. When you see aluminum objects in your daily life those are always an alloy.
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>>10603603
Oh come on anon that's pedantics
Unless you are talking about a specific topic generally when people say aluminium they mean aluminium oxide
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>>10603619
Aluminum oxide is not a metal. It's what's used to make grinding stones for chrissakes.

>>unless you are talking about a specific topic
Which we are.
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>>10603568
I know gold being soft is a favorite fun fact, but it is not so soft "you can easily cut gold with a butterknife".




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