Chopsticks. A part of Chinese culture that the folks in the Far East are just not willing to let go. Seinfeld hit it on the head, though. You gotta respect the Chinese. They’re hanging in there with the sticks. They saw the fork — they’re hanging in there with the sticks.
I’ve always despised the posh crowd who eat all year long with a fork — except of course for the time when they visit P.F. Chang’s. Now all of a sudden they’re connoisseurs of fine dining and feel the need to eat with the fancy wood and make the rest of us feel like we’re not getting the full experience. Well, for those folks that are up to the challenge, your prayers have been answered. The folks over at Wiki How have posted an article where they claim to be able to teach you the proper way to eat with chopsticks.
This post may help some folks. But I’m hanging in there with the fork. Unless you’re of Asian decent, chances are you’ll come across as one of those posh yuppie kids who are so cool they can’t even stand themselves. The type of soho yuppie who’s too cool to even drink Starbucks anymore. “Everyone knows that Seattle’s Best has lattes to die for.” Tree-huggin’, messenger bag wearin yuppies kill me.