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my chopstick grouse...

Postby taxico » Sat, 07 Aug 2010 10:57 pm

wherever i was, i've always accumulated sushi/chinese takeout chopsticks.

you know what i mean... the ones we get with chow mein hofurn and "california" rolls.

recently my wife wasn't around so i had to cook, afterwhich i couldn't find a clean fork to eat my delicious meal of 2-minute noodles.

so i pulled out my invincible collection of disposable singapore chopsticks...

the round skinny ones, wrapped in a translucent package with alternating red print. gotta jab 'em outta the pack from the ends.

HOLY SMOKES... one pair after another... they've all got mold on it.

i must have gone through at least 20 or 25 pairs, and i whittled them down to possibly 10 or so.

while i'm not sure what my point of this post is, i'm sure somewhere deep down, there has been a void created by my blatant act of discarding these chopsticks - albeit of poor quality and lousy origins.

i guess i'd like to know whatever happened to unwrapped disposable chopsticks (possibly preserved with arsenic) that lasts forever? the squarish type that you snap apart from the thicker ends.

it seems like they only appear when i step into certain sushi bars.

you can bet from now on, i ma swipe a few whenever i feel for sake.

*hic*
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Postby curiousgeorge » Sun, 08 Aug 2010 3:23 pm

Daisu plastic chopsticks $1. Skinflint!

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Re: my chopstick grouse...

Postby x9200 » Mon, 09 Aug 2010 9:33 am

taxico wrote:i guess i'd like to know whatever happened to unwrapped disposable chopsticks (possibly preserved with arsenic) that lasts forever?

They are...unwrapped. Mould likes stagnant humid air and dark places. I guess it is enough if the wrapped kinds are not well dried and not sterilized and kept somewhere in the dark.

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Postby QRM » Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:21 am

When alone go native, eat off a leaf with your fingers, if you lick the leaf clean you can use it again or use it instead of a plastic bag to chuck the rubbish out. No washing up no waste.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Aug 2010 11:57 am

QRM wrote:When alone go native, eat off a leaf with your fingers, if you lick the leaf clean you can use it again or use it instead of a plastic bag to chuck the rubbish out. No washing up no waste.


Or, like our poster from another thread, find a dishwasher that can handle Indian Cooking so it should be able to handle the washing of Banana Leaves. :P

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Re: my chopstick grouse...

Postby taxico » Mon, 09 Aug 2010 10:58 pm

x9200 wrote:
taxico wrote:i guess i'd like to know whatever happened to unwrapped disposable chopsticks (possibly preserved with arsenic) that lasts forever?

They are...unwrapped. Mould likes stagnant humid air and dark places. I guess it is enough if the wrapped kinds are not well dried and not sterilized and kept somewhere in the dark.


i've got a coupla (i assume are old) unwrapped chopsticks in pretty good condition... i think they are treated better, perchance?

i wonder how bananaleaves will stand to being stored in a dark, humid singapore drawer... MMMM... growths!
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Postby WeightP » Tue, 17 Aug 2010 2:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
QRM wrote:When alone go native, eat off a leaf with your fingers, if you lick the leaf clean you can use it again or use it instead of a plastic bag to chuck the rubbish out. No washing up no waste.


Or, like our poster from another thread, find a dishwasher that can handle Indian Cooking so it should be able to handle the washing of Banana Leaves. :P


use banana leaves and hand.. no need to clean much just wash hand..


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