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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    Chopsticks, Hickey.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_e View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    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.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I can repack my loose-bearing headset with chopsticks while track standing

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    I can repack my loose-bearing headset with chopsticks while track standing

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    Pics or it isn't true.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    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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    I'm waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    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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    silly white people
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    silly white people



    Hey, how well can you barbecue, huh? Can you make a decent salsa from scratch?
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    the salsa, I cannot do
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
    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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