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"jmcquown" > wrote in message
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> 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?

>
> (snipped ridiculous cross-postings)
>
> It's considered *rude* to drink the soup directly from the bowl. Your
> friend is an idiot. Spoons in Japan are not the same as 'soup spoons' in
> the U.S. They are made for sipping of soup. They are usually made of
> porcelain (as are the soup bowls) but sometimes simple ceramic.
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> Jill
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On Sep 28, 3:11 am, "Sammy" > wrote:
> "jmcquown" > wrote in message
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> ...
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> > 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?

>
> > (snipped ridiculous cross-postings)

>
> > It's considered *rude* to drink the soup directly from the bowl. Your
> > friend is an idiot. Spoons in Japan are not the same as 'soup spoons' in
> > the U.S. They are made for sipping of soup. They are usually made of
> > porcelain (as are the soup bowls) but sometimes simple ceramic.

>
> > Jill-


I can't figure out which posting belongs to whom, but in Japan, it is
most certainly acceptable to drink soup from the bowl, and is
preferred. The only time I've ever been given a spoon is when I've
had ramen, and that was a Chinese-style spoon.

In Chinese restaurants, and in HK (I've never been to mainland China),
I've always been given a Chinese-style spoon with which to eat soup.
But I've never not used a utensil, nor have I ever seen a Chinese
person not use a spoon when eating soup (that doesn't mean it doesn't
happen, but I have never witnessed it).

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On Oct 1, 9:42 pm, Rona Y > wrote:
> nor have I ever seen a Chinese
> person not use a spoon when eating soup


At home, if we are having a thin soup, we don't bother with spoons.
However we never sip directly from the bowl in public.

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"Rona Y" > wrote in message
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> On Sep 28, 3:11 am, "Sammy" > wrote:
> > "jmcquown" > wrote in message
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> > ...
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> >
> >
> > > 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?

> >
> > > (snipped ridiculous cross-postings)

> >
> > > It's considered *rude* to drink the soup directly from the bowl. Your
> > > friend is an idiot. Spoons in Japan are not the same as 'soup spoons'

in
> > > the U.S. They are made for sipping of soup. They are usually made of
> > > porcelain (as are the soup bowls) but sometimes simple ceramic.

> >
> > > Jill-

>
> I can't figure out which posting belongs to whom, but in Japan, it is
> most certainly acceptable to drink soup from the bowl, and is
> preferred. The only time I've ever been given a spoon is when I've
> had ramen, and that was a Chinese-style spoon.
>


Yes it is the correct way to sip from the soup bowel, but that's if we are
talking
about a Japanese soup bowl.
It certaibly would be incorrect to sip from a western soup bowl.

Ramen soup traditionally is sipped from the bowl. However now just aout
every place
provides a renge (chinese spoon).


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I don't know about Japan but in Macau/Hong Kong (China) where I come from,
drinking soup by holding the bowl up to one's lips or by using a porcelain
Chinese soup spoon are both acceptable.

It is considered impolite to leave a bowl of rice on the table and transport
the rice up to one's mouth with a pair of chopsticks. The proper way is to
pick up a morsel of food with the chopsticks and place it in one's mouth,
then immediately hold the bowl of rice to one's mouth and indeed "shovel"
sweep it in with the chopsticks, then eat the morsel of food and rice
together.


"Sammy" > wrote in message
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> "jmcquown" > wrote in message
> ...
>> 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?

>>
>> (snipped ridiculous cross-postings)
>>
>> It's considered *rude* to drink the soup directly from the bowl. Your
>> friend is an idiot. Spoons in Japan are not the same as 'soup spoons' in
>> the U.S. They are made for sipping of soup. They are usually made of
>> porcelain (as are the soup bowls) but sometimes simple ceramic.
>>
>> Jill
>>
>>

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edm101 wrote:
> I don't know about Japan but in Macau/Hong Kong (China) where I come
> from, drinking soup by holding the bowl up to one's lips or by using a
> porcelain Chinese soup spoon are both acceptable.


I only do this when drinking miso soup.

> It is considered impolite to leave a bowl of rice on the table and
> transport the rice up to one's mouth with a pair of chopsticks. The
> proper way is to pick up a morsel of food with the chopsticks and place
> it in one's mouth, then immediately hold the bowl of rice to one's mouth
> and indeed "shovel" sweep it in with the chopsticks, then eat the morsel
> of food and rice together.


Good, cuz that's what I do..

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"Dan Logcher" wrote in message

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> edm101 wrote:
>> I don't know about Japan but in Macau/Hong Kong (China) where I come
>> from, drinking soup by holding the bowl up to one's lips or by using a
>> porcelain Chinese soup spoon are both acceptable.

>
> I only do this when drinking miso soup.


Apologies if i offend any here, but having just come from living 6.5 years
in Japan, there's some inaccurate info here.


>> It is considered impolite to leave a bowl of rice on the table and
>> transport the rice up to one's mouth with a pair of chopsticks. The


Not really. Its ok to do that. What you do not do is pour soy sauce on the
rice. It (and any other sauces) go in a dip bowl.

>> proper way is to pick up a morsel of food with the chopsticks and place
>> it in one's mouth, then immediately hold the bowl of rice to one's mouth
>> and indeed "shovel" sweep it in with the chopsticks, then eat the morsel
>> of food and rice together.


You see this, but it is not the only way nor is is impolite to leave the
rice bowl on the table when you eat from it.

> Good, cuz that's what I do..



Thats ok Dan. What you do is 'ok' but folks used to chopsticks dont need to
do it that way.


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edm101 wrote:
> I don't know about Japan but in Macau/Hong Kong (China) where I come
> from, drinking soup by holding the bowl up to one's lips or by using a
> porcelain Chinese soup spoon are both acceptable.


I lived in Japan for 4 years and only saw Japanese people drink the soup
as above. I doubt if everyone was doing it, that it is considered rude.
This is done after the noodles, etc are eaten with chopsticks.
>
>>>> Can anybody corroborate this?
>>>
>>> (snipped ridiculous cross-postings)
>>>
>>> It's considered *rude* to drink the soup directly from the bowl. Your
>>> friend is an idiot. Spoons in Japan are not the same as 'soup
>>> spoons' in
>>> the U.S. They are made for sipping of soup. They are usually made of
>>> porcelain (as are the soup bowls) but sometimes simple ceramic.
>>>
>>> Jill
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

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