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Default Chinese/Japanese way of eating soup?

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 07:52:57 -0400, Peter A >

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>> 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?

>I know that what you say is true in Japan. I have heard that it is also
>true in China, but I've never been there so can't be sure.

I know this to be true in Hong Kong and Singapore, the only places
I've been. There are ceramic spoons, but they are used to ladle the
soup from the cookpot to the serving bowl.