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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:04 am

Yep, dem's da ones! :lol:
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Post by JR8 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:09 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yep, dem's da ones! :lol:
With your time in VN perhaps you found similar with goat testicles?

[refer picture <<< :lol: ]




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Post by bro75 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:12 am

I also find picking these shrooms very difficult. I place these slippery things in between the 2 sticks then with a quick jerk, put them straight into my mouth. More often than not (>50%), they do not fall off. I am sure there are better ways.

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Post by the lynx » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:19 am

JR8 wrote:Straw mushrooms, esp young one when like greased marbles, are the hardest thing on earth to eat with chopsticks...


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On a side note, if you are not a big fan of presentation, perhaps next time you can try cutting up the bok choy and separate the leaves and the stalks. Stir fry the stalks first and once they are soft.cooked enough (towards the end of cooking), then add the leaves. That way the leaves won't get over-cooked and shrink into stringy bunch of misery.

I don't know how else to stir fry that kind of veggie evenly without having to separate the leaves from the stalks to cook separately.

Depends on your preference but I like my vegetables cooked equally, leaves and stalks alike.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:22 am

Yah-ok but dat was just some random pic from Google yah

But don't get me wrong, I'm well aware of how 'the visuals' are one of the three pillars of a satisfying meal...

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:36 am

JR8 wrote:Yah-ok but dat was just some random pic from Google yah

But don't get me wrong, I'm well aware of how 'the visuals' are one of the three pillars of a satisfying meal...
I want to see JR8's instagram of food shots.

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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:41 am

Have you guys noticed the funny way the Chinese here, hold their pen while writing? May be something to do with the habbit of eating with chopsticks? :)

On a similar note, may be they are so good in Table Tennis, because of their chopstick skills :D

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:51 am

zzm9980 wrote:I want to see JR8's instagram of food shots.
No, not really. I'm not interested in recording such things, as I don't know if it's worth recording until after I've eaten it.

But you know the plating speaks volumes, in some ways. There are 'formal' rules as to how to plate a meal, building a 'visual perspective' across a plate.... yeah really!

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:52 am

Wd40 wrote:Have you guys noticed the funny way the Chinese here, hold their pen while writing? May be something to do with the habbit of eating with chopsticks? :)

On a similar note, may be they are so good in Table Tennis, because of their chopstick skills :D
Is this like the same gonky way some Americans hold their forks?
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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 am

JR8 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Have you guys noticed the funny way the Chinese here, hold their pen while writing? May be something to do with the habbit of eating with chopsticks? :)

On a similar note, may be they are so good in Table Tennis, because of their chopstick skills :D
Is this like the same gonky way some Americans hold their forks?
Yes :D

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:58 am

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Hmmmm! :o


--- I particular find the bottom pictured one curious. It's like they're trying to be 'oh so polite' and delicate, and yet.... and yet....

My ex's family used to eat like that [nuff said] ...

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:13 pm

Reading up on it, I think I use a hybrid style. And apparently, I'm handy with a knife as I easily cut things up with a light touch (even with a dull blade). I think I'll do well with calligraphy (thank you, years of martial arts training).
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Post by the lynx » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 1:14 pm

JR8 wrote: --- I particular find the bottom pictured one curious. It's like they're trying to be 'oh so polite' and delicate, and yet.... and yet....
That's the way we hold our scalpels to dissect cadavers...

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 1:16 pm

JR8 wrote:
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JR8 wrote:On the same terms, you should only ever eat sushi with your fingers. And how one might (should? :)) laugh at the gaijin battling away with their chopsticks. You should also eat pieces of sushi in single mouthfuls
I'd still use chopsticks; sticky rice and longer reach!
The irony is that if you ate sushi with your hands, most places outside of Japan, you'd probably be looked upon as some kind of freak.

Funny old world eh? :lol:
Yep. I remember how shocked we were visiting Japan for the first time and seeing people on TV, in some sort of connoisseur culinary show, eating nigiri sushi with hands.

On the other hand many Japanese were using chopsticks and only this show made us thinking. We've been to a small, family owned, sushi bar where there was only the owner and his friend, extremely open and friendly, and us and where we had the best sushi ever so far, but I think we still used chopsticks there as they were given to us and the chef said nothing. Maybe he didn't want to be impolite.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 14 Aug 2014 1:18 pm

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I have seen people in Singapore eat roti parata with a fork and spoon and I can't seem to work out this amusing choice for eating something that should be eaten with hands.
I do it but only because I don't have tissue to clean my hands with or I'm just lazy to clean up afterwards. I'm just not a eat-with-hands person unless I'm at home.

And about Indians' desensitized tongues: it can be quite amusing when an Indian has no choice but to eat Japanese food.

About chopsticks: up to this day, I'm still wondering what was going on in the mind of the person who invented them. It's not really intuitive to learn and the guy must've had a hell of time convincing others to learn to use them.
I understand using a fork and knife, but whats with the fork and spoon ?
and yes I find Indians the most reluctant to eat japanese food, I was one of them myself until I visited Japan and thanks to my current girlfriend.
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