Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Chopsticks in China

    Funny cartoon.  But the truth is, if you are going to spend any amount of time in China, you'd better learn how to use chopsticks.

    Most restaurants, excluding those at the fancy hotels, have no idea what knives, forks, and spoons are.  And even if you somehow communicate to them what they are, they don't have any.  And even if they do have any, they're dusty, dirty, and were sitting on a back shelf for months in less-than-hygenic condtions.

   I know.  I spent in week in China once.  And deeply regretted not being chopsticks-fluent.  OTOH, I think I lost 5-10 pounds during that week.

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