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Default Chinese/Japanese way of eating soup?

On Sep 26, 4:24 am, "Slint Flig" > wrote:
> 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?

Not so sure about the word simultaneously in there, but for the rest
of it I believe it is true, although I've never been to Japan.

Also, not sure how strict the OT guidelines are in r.f.d.t but this is
probably not on topic for this group...