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Old 05-17-09, 07:28 PM   #1
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How the heck do you eat with chopsticks?

I can pick up the large pieces of food, but little grains of rice are a no-go. How the heck do you pick up tiny grains of rice with rounded wooden sticks?
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put your mouth close to the bowl and scoop quickly. Wipe and repeat.
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That does not help with little grains of rice.
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You have to start with good steamed rice first. Then you press the rice down into your bowl with the chopsticks. Then you can pick up large clumps of rice. Don't stand around talking about it either. Quickly put the rice in your mouth or it will break apart on your chopsticks.
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You have to start with good steamed rice first. Then you press the rice down into your bowl with the chopsticks. Then you can pick up large clumps of rice. Don't stand around talking about it either. Quickly put the rice in your mouth or it will break apart on your chopsticks.
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I got Chinese takeout. The rice is so-so. Some big clumps that I can manage, but lots of stray single grains of rice that I can't pick up no matter how hard I try.
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That does not help with little grains of rice.
Scooping works. You will notice most japanese and chinese dishes use stickier or clumpier rice. If you're making your own stir-fry, add an egg about halfway through and it will make your rice nice and clumpy. For plain rice, you can steam it a bit longer, or use a stickier rice.
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Chopsticks, Hickey.
I know. You can't get a hint like that?? Good thing I didn't try to be subtle.
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I know. You can't get a hint like that?? Good thing I didn't try to be subtle.
I always use a fork or spoon. Recently I was mocked because I did not use chopsticks for the entire meal. I'm trying to go the chopstick route.
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chinese use two types of rice. the non sticky kind for fried rice types, or sticky rice for rice that's not going to be mixed with anything else on the dish.

the sticky stuff you can pick up with chopsticks, the flaky kind you use a spoon.
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I can repack my loose-bearing headset with chopsticks while track standing

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But that would mean holding a camera with my off-hand while doing it? Actually, that would not be a problem, but I am not really accustomed to using my cat-juggling hand for that.

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chinese use two types of rice. the non sticky kind for fried rice types, or sticky rice for rice that's not going to be mixed with anything else on the dish.

the sticky stuff you can pick up with chopsticks, the flaky kind you use a spoon.
So I'm supposed to use a spoon for the non-sticky rice? How come no one said that before?
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But that would mean holding a camera with my off-hand while doing it? Actually, that would not be a problem, but I am not really accustomed to using my cat-juggling hand for that.

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So I'm supposed to use a spoon for the non-sticky rice? How come no one said that before?
Because they want to laugh behind your back.
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Because they want to laugh behind your back.
I could care less what other people think of me. If I'm a source of entertainment, so be it.

I just wanted to know if it was expected to pick up little tiny grains of rice with chopsticks. Apparently, it's not.
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Hey, how well can you barbecue, huh? Can you make a decent salsa from scratch?
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the salsa, I cannot do
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I can repack my loose-bearing headset with chopsticks while track standing

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I use rice for bearings. Much smoother action than steel ball bearings.
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Are you using a bowl?

When you get to the bottom of the bowl, use as much of the left chopstick (if you're right handed) as you can as a scraper to get the remaining grains into a small area, put your mouth to the edge of the bowl then scoop them in.
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