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Default Chinese/Japanese way of eating soup?

I have always been told that what you say is true in Japan. As for China, I
have very little information other than the occasional movie, where there is
a mixture of what you have been told and the big ceramic or plastic spoon.
Ang Lee's famous "Eat Drink Man Woman" (unsure of the exact title) shows the
family using chopsticks and the big spoons.

"Slint Flig" > wrote in message
> Hi, I have a friend who says that in China/Japan the appropriate way to
> eat/drink soup (eg, miso soup) is to take the bowl in one hand, tip it and
> drink from it while simultaneously using the chopsticks in your right hand
> to sort of.. shovel.. the chunkier bits into your mouth.
> He says the big spoons that are used in Western Asian restaurants are not
> used in the East.
> Can anybody corroborate this?