Wednesday, July 06, 2005

sticks training

Jen loves okonomiyaki! Yeah, I have to admit, the first time I tried eating this delicious and super -fresh meal, I was a little baffled as to the chopstick technique one should employ.

Often at home I have given up, or not even bothered with the kebab-skewer-sticks. This evening I decided to take another crack at the tools of Japanese dining. I'm not too bad until I get down to those sticky rice grains that aren't as sticky as they should be and they don't stick to my chopsticks so well...

At first I thought maybe I just need some training wheels... Well the chopstick equivalent of such: the Training Chopstick Set, why of course!

So are they really that hard to master? I mean are you going to starve if you can't eat like the locals? Liang Yu described the gadgets thus Despite their inability as a weapon for direct attack, chopsticks in fact imply a covert and internal force.
photo courtesy of Shanghai Star
Some research has concluded that more than 30 joints and 50 muscles as well as related nerves are involved in the use of chopsticks - a phenomena that exercises the nervous system and increases mental acumen.
Does that mean we can reverse the effects of excess boozing by using chopsticks?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Does that mean we can reverse the effects of excess boozing by using chopsticks?"
No, but it does explain why we have an easy handfull of souvlaki after excess booze.