Daily reminder that chopsticks are an obselete eating utensils.
with globalisation and stuff there is no reason to continue using them in terms of practicality, after being introduced to vastly superior utensils.
easy something that can be picked up with a spoon
Could be the worst attempt of bait I've ever seen. That's saying alot on /ck/ which imo is notorious for shit bait. I mean lets face it. Jalepeno/chicken is the goat troll in /ck/ history. Even that is light years beyond this cockamamie bull shit. I'm almost gonna use them in spite.
Damn kid, you gotta long way to go.
Portion control, man. You can't shovel food into your mouth with chopsticks, like you can with a fork or spoon. So, you've slowed your eating pace and can now both savor your meal and eat more evenly, lessening the chance of overeating.
Really, it would help America to only use chopsticks.
you can't at sushi with a fork. it would get smashed or squeezed apart before you can put it in your mouth. and a spoon doesnt seem right. wrong shape, wrong technique of picking up, the sushi would tilt, and the vaulting of the spoon doesn't even match the sushi pieces' shapes.
That's because they have their face in the bowl like a dog.
>have lived in China for over a year
>even I realize that chopsticks are fucking retarded
>having to deal with all these fucking hipster bitches claiming that they are superior over western utensils
>they just feel right
Chopstick users are literally the equivalent of Macfags.
The reason that rice is traditionally shovelled into the mouth is because chopsticks are used, though. You can pick up discrete portions of rice with chopsticks like you can with a spoon. Even sticky rice is hard to eat that way.
>hard to eat with chopsticks
Fuckin A nigga just like pretend you're holding a pencil or whatever fuck man hahaha
But seriously, if your hands are so damn shaky that you can't eat rice with chopsticks, go see a doctor.
chopsticks are superior for the same reason chinese soup spoons are ceramic/plastic metal utensils alter the taste of the food. just cause you have a childs palate and can't tell the difference doesn't mean you win the argument
Yes, I know that you can pick up clumps of sticky rice with chopsticks. It's still not how most people in the countries that actually use chopsticks and eat rice a lot actually eat rice. They shovel the rice in. Because chopsticks are poor tools for using to eat rice.
Spoons are superior in every way. The Koreans understand this.
>mfw am a gook, use chopsticks for nearly everything
Obviously there is a time and place for every utensil, but chopsticks are my go to in my house.
I would feel kind of retarded if I had to go to an asian restaurant and eat with a fork
It took me like all of 10 minutes to figure out how to manipulate two sticks and it eventually got easier to the point where I now prefer chopsticks
They are just more fun to eat with, idk senpai
Sporks can be used as both fork and spoon. Only one would be needed since it can be used both ways. It makes the spoon and fork obsolete.
I find some noodle dishes easier to eat with chopsticks and some easier to eat with forks, but chopsticks are a necessity for those.
The only things that chopsticks are absolutely essential for are soup dumplings (ex: xiao long bao) and communal cooking (ex: hot pot or korean bbq). Also sushi if I don't feel like getting my fingers sticky.
Chopsticks are objectively superior to any other utensil you fucking retarded westerner. I am a westerner too but mentally I have escaped. Chopsticks can be used in place of ANY of your western utensils and what is more they are made of wood not fucking steel so can be easily fashioned
Forks ruin food by creating 3 air holes inside it and letting taste juices escape. Chopsticks don't do this and allow the juices to melt in your mouth
Knives are ineffective at cutting food because they were designed for cutting through animals and removing pelts. Chopsticks cut through food by generating fire against the food (rubbed wood lights fire) and melting through it
Spoons are trash. They merely scoop food down your throat and because the spoon touches your tongue all you taste is silver. Chopsticks let you push the food straight onto the tongue
Metal spoons overheat quickly in any room with lights turned on and melt the dessert. Chopsticks don't. In fact wood quickly enhances the flavour of any dessert by giving it a 'pine' taste. Pine is a popular spice in the west so I know you'd like it
Blenders destroy the nutrients in food. If you mash your food with a blender you increase dexterity but the knobs on the end of the chopsticks also force the nutrients back into the mixture
>Sandwich making robot
Using a chopsticks to place the bread onto a plate followed by the fillings is more delicate, most machines damage the soft bread and cause crumbage.
Just some of the ways chopsticks are better so fuck off.
That probably took a long time to type and wasn't that funny. You jumped absurdity rungs too quickly and have way too many entries, thus reducing the impact of the entries after knives and ruining any potential punchline (if you had decided to include one). I'd workshop this one more before you publish another draft but my quick suggestions are to drop everything after spoons and switch knife and spoon. The knife entry is way sillier than the spoon entry so it needs to be moved to the end to preserve the impact, and spoon is semi-plausible so it can be used to continue to build the expectation to maximize the impact made by the knife entry.
Feel free to donate me a (you) for the criticism.
They're useful for eating quite a few things. Not sure why you would get autistic about such a thing.
For example I use them to eat potato chips when I'm near my tech, to prevent getting salt and grease on my hands and fingers.
I use them for sushi too because it's fun as fuck. Learn to live a little and stop being so autistic about everything. Yes, knives and forks plus the odd spoon is all you need, but why not experience things differently every once in a while? Because you're an autistic fun-hating manchild, that's why. Grow up.
Different food, different utensils. Cultural traditions matter in food, just like company and surroundings do. Some things feel right to eat with chopsticks.
If you were going for full convenience, why would you ever use anything but a spork?
Can't spoons do that too?
Soup dumplings tend to stick a bit to the steam basket so if you try to get a spoon under them to scoop them it will tear their delicate skin and burst them. They need to be picked up (gently) from the basket and then be placed in a soup spoon so that there's something to catch the soup that spills when you bite into it.
Metal>wood>popsicle stick wood
I'd rather use a fork if it means subjecting my mouth to shitty wood taste and texture.
Flat metal is perfectly weighted for superior dexterity and control
Pho or any other kind of soups with noodles (udon etc). It's just messy and slow with fork. Also kimchi. And sushi. You could eat sushi using just hands, but it would be messy, esp. with sashimi. Using fork, you'd look like an asshole, and good luck with nigiri. Also pickled ginger. The list goes on.
(TLDR just buy an AK-47)
Chop sticks are the AK-47's of utensils, they are cheap, easy to make, reliable and get the job done.
sure you can have a fancy machined M16 utensil and have specific foods be ergonomically eaten, but by that point you might just be shoveling food and not enjoying it to its fullest.
Chopsticks are much more precise though, and allow you to get exactly what you want in each bite, instead of just shoveling food into your mouth.
Why do you think high end restaurants use kitchen tweezers to plate? They're basically a little kid version of chopsticks.
The only reason I use chopsticks is because they're slightly easier to clean than a fork, I just rinse them off and give them a quick wipe and they're done. Really good if you're a lazy shit.
>Daily reminder that chopsticks are an obselete eating utensils.
>with globalisation and stuff there is no reason to continue using them in terms of practicality, after being introduced to vastly superior utensils.
Why the fuck do you care though? Are inefficient eating utensils really that big a problem for you? If people want to use chopsticks because that's what they grew up and are comfortable with, why is it your job to scream and whine about it?
Weak bait is almost always successful on this board since it's just another excuse for the idiots on this board to argue about inane bullshit instead of actually having a substantial conversation about food and cooking, since most of them really don't know anything about food or cooking other than ramen, fast food and frozen pizzas/dinners.