What is so wrong with eating...

thats the point. why use chopsticks just to eat chinese food with it(especially if you're an american) might as well expand your horizons.
But I don't even use a fork to eat pizza, burgers, and hot dogs. Why the hell would I use chopsticks on dishes that don't require utensils in the first place?

You also seem to be assuming that all of us non-Asian, chopstick-users have chopsticks at home all the time. Maybe some of us do, but I sure as hell don't. Chopsticks are only available to me when I'm at Asian restaurants. Pizza Hut doesn't offer chopsticks. McDonalds doesn't offer chopsticks. The Hong Kong Cafe 5 minutes from my house, however, does.
 
Remember when McDonalds had those "oriental style" mcnuggets with the teriyaki sauce and what not, and chopsticks came with the meal? And people were basically eating mcnuggets with them?
 
Remember when McDonalds had those "oriental style" mcnuggets with the teriyaki sauce and what not, and chopsticks came with the meal? And people were basically eating mcnuggets with them?

I had wiped that from my memory until now. Thanks. :csad:



On topic, I (a typical "white boy") usually use chopsticks when I eat sushi or if I'm in an Oriental restaurant. In fact, I feel odd if I have to eat with a fork or spoon (unless it's rice or soup, I can't chopstick those).
 
Why is it always non-asians that complain about this type of thing?,I never had an asian person come up to me and say "Hey, stop using our chopsticks!!!:cmad:"
EDIT: Not that I own any chopsticks, but still...if my General Tso take out comes with chopsticks might as well use them for the hell of it..
 
But I don't even use a fork to eat pizza, burgers, and hot dogs. Why the hell would I use chopsticks on dishes that don't require utensils in the first place?

You also seem to be assuming that all of us non-Asian, chopstick-users have chopsticks at home all the time. Maybe some of us do, but I sure as hell don't. Chopsticks are only available to me when I'm at Asian restaurants. Pizza Hut doesn't offer chopsticks. McDonalds doesn't offer chopsticks. The Hong Kong Cafe 5 minutes from my house, however, does.

...I own a whole arsenal of Chopsticks.
 
...I own a whole arsenal of Chopsticks.
Then use them. Use them, and take crap from no one! Especially GAH.
Why is it always non-asians that complain about this type of thing?,I never had an asian person come up to me and say "Hey, stop using our chopsticks!!!:cmad:"
This is true. I've never had an Asian complain to me for using chopsticks. It's always other non-Asians who have a problem with it.

It's not pretentious to eat Chinese food with chopsticks. They're eating utensils. They are instruments. We have a choice on which instruments we can use to consume our meals. Is it any more or less pretentious to use a fork and spoon instead of a spork?
 
I found that after getting used to eating with chopsticks, it's easier to eat with them than a fork...especially noodles.
 
This is true. I've never had an Asian complain to me for using chopsticks. It's always other non-Asians who have a problem with it.

It's not pretentious to eat Chinese food with chopsticks. They're eating utensils. They are instruments. We have a choice on which instruments we can use to consume our meals. Is it any more or less pretentious to use a fork and spoon instead of a spork?


It doesn't stop at chopsticks, it can be anything remotely asian.

I have many things Asian, especially my most prized possesion, wrist size mala beads that was given to me by a monk in Foshan. In college I had to stop wearing them, I used to get alot of lip about how it wasn't my culture and so on.

I also get flak for my room decor.

Not something I try to do, just something from my years of martial arts. It just rubs off on you after 20+ years.
 
Because chopsticks are primitive society. We are an evolved society, we evolved from using sticks to using sporks and fpoons.
 
And it's not a matter of comfort and familiarity for some?

No, because I'm sure Oakzap isn't Asian and she's probably been eating with a fork and knife a lot longer than with chopsticks. I really don't care if you use chopsticks, but don't come crying to me when someone calls you out on how unnecessary it is to do so.
 
My chinese or my Japanese food with chopsticks?! :cmad:


I'm so sick of people talking to me like I'm ******ed for doing it at home.

This is a first. Ive seen more people get made fun of for not using chopsticks with Asian cuisine than the other way around
 
I bring chopsticks to European restaurants, and forks to asian ones.

The locals love me.
 
No, because I'm sure Oakzap isn't Asian and she's probably been eating with a fork and knife a lot longer than with chopsticks. I really don't care if you use chopsticks, but don't come crying to me when someone calls you out on how unnecessary it is to do so.

That comment makes it seem like I eat all of my food with chopsticks.

I eat my Chinese, Thai, and Japanese food with Chopsticks. I think it'd be pretentious to eat Indian Food with chopsticks...
 
There is nothing wrong with eating it is just when you over eat or under eat when people tend to have a problem with it
 
But if you go to a Japanese restuarant, they don't offer silverware, they offer chopsticks... so, how is it, that I'm pretentious because I do it. It seems from some of the posts I've read in here, it has more to do with me being Black then anything else, which is ridiculous.`

What kind of ***backward Japanese resturaunt do you go to? They always offer silver/plastic-ware so they don't have to deal with the people going," hey, I can't use them thar chop sticks!" Or they atleast have them upon request. But most people go to those types of resturaunts to use chopsticks.

&&I agree on the ridiculousness. I wish this were like in real life, where strangers would see you eating with chip-sticks and not say a damned thing. They'll just gripe about it to themselves.

Nothing wrong with eating with chop-sticks. It's just another thing from another culture and it doesn't really matter what you do with them. As long as you don't put them in your hair. I HAAAAAAAAAAAAATE that.
 
What kind of ***backward Japanese resturaunt do you go to? They always offer silver/plastic-ware so they don't have to deal with the people going," hey, I can't use them thar chop sticks!" Or they atleast have them upon request. But most people go to those types of resturaunts to use chopsticks.

&&I agree on the ridiculousness. I wish this were like in real life, where strangers would see you eating with chip-sticks and not say a damned thing. They'll just gripe about it to themselves.

Nothing wrong with eating with chop-sticks. It's just another thing from another culture and it doesn't really matter what you do with them. As long as you don't put them in your hair. I HAAAAAAAAAAAAATE that.

Pretty much all of the sushi restuarants I go to don't provide silverware. They give it upon request. :confused:
 
Because chopsticks are primitive society. We are an evolved society, we evolved from using sticks to using sporks and fpoons.

That's a pretty ethnocentric thing to say.
Eating with chopstick raises your manual dexterity, so it's a good thing... Albeit a pain in my ass to attempt.
Always have to be ready to do some laundry after.
 

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