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    There are training chopsticks available for both kids and adults.
    My 33-year-old Korean friend had to practice for a while using the training ones before he married, because he couldn't use them properly (especially the thin and heavy stainless steel ones in Korea) and didn't want to be embarrassed in front of the whole family.

    My 4 year old daughter loves using the Pororo ones especially when she wants to throw something out like carrots, beans and etc...


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    The only time I will prefer a chopstick is when picking up sushi/ sashimi. Otherwise, fork for everything! Maybe I just like sharp instruments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LKH9 View Post
    The only time I will prefer a chopstick is when picking up sushi/ sashimi. Otherwise, fork for everything! Maybe I just like sharp instruments.
    I thought the traditional way of eating sushi is with one's fingers (although chopsticks are also considered acceptable etiquette).

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    I rarely cook anything not Japanese at home, so me and my roommates all use chopsticks pretty frequently. For some reason I find the Japanese chopsticks easier to use than Chinese, perhaps because of the pointed tips. Very thin disposable ones are difficult as well.

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    Depending on what you're eating, the pointy tips of Japanese chopsticks can certainly be nicer.

    I think the Chinese ones don't point for one simple reason: with Chinese food you can lift up the bowl and push food into your mouth. You can't really shove stuff effectively with the pointy tips because of the reduced surface area

    THe only thing about Japanese chopsticks, for me anyways, is that I have to look for the longer lengths. Short lengths drive me nuts because I hold my chopsticks pretty high up. On the shorter hashi, I'm literally holding them right at the very ends and wishing there was a bit more length to them.
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    The shortness of Japanese chopsticks can definitely be annoying. I'd like to find a pair of kitchen chopsticks since I like using them to cook but it's difficult picking up anything heavy with it -tamagoyaki ends up being an affair involving hands, rubber spatulas, and a pair of chopsticks getting yelled at.

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    Agreed that the stainless Korean ones are the worst, though not as bad because their food is generally easier for sticks than some other types, and they always have a spoon on hand for their rice and liquids, etc. I like the Japanese kind the best, but am not a fan of the lacquer and they're also too short.

    I'm not Asian, but also learned to use them as a kid and don't really remember how I learned. If people don't know how I'm always surprised at first, much like if someone doesn't know how to swim or ride a bike or drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asteger View Post
    .................... doesn't know how to swim ...............
    oh! we're going there?

    hahaha..

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    ...doesn't know how to swim...
    When I went to Navy boot camp I was amazed at the number of recruits that didn't know how to swim, but thinking back they probably didn't know how to use chop sticks either

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    i love metal chopsticks because they have heft to them.

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