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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
We have some that we keep at home but never thought to bring them out to a restaurant. We had dinner last night at a sushi restaurant and a couple next to us brought their on chopsticks that they took out of a wooden box.

They looked expensive..... and bringing your own is probably a good idea during these times..

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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
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We had dinner last night at a sushi restaurant and a couple next to us brought their on chopsticks that they took out of a wooden box.



This might be the most pretentious thing I have ever heard.


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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
Why judge?

Maybe they are pretentious, or maybe they belonged to his father passed away from cancer last week.




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Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?


No, i also don't bring my own silverware to restaurants either. That's just strange.

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and bringing your own is probably a good idea during these times..


Why? Even if you are a masked covidian, chopsticks are usually pre-wrapped. If you are worried about the utensils, then you should definitely be worried about the food being prepared and sent to you.
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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
I don't use chopsticks w/ sushi, I pick it up with my fingers.


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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
We've spent some time in Japan, and each have a pair of custom chopsticks, but they are for in-home use only. I can't imagine taking them out to a restaurant, that would be weird.


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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
Actually this is kind of an interesting situation. Most American restaurants have reusable silverware. If you go to a nice place, they usually have a good knife for a steak, soup spoon, etc., so you are getting good utensils to use.

Most Japanese places Just give you the wooden, throwaway ones. I can see people wanting to use a better quality reusable set they can bring.

Would people bring their own utensils to American restaurants if they have you plastic utensils?


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BigDropper
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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
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Do you own chopsticks

Absolutely!
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that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?

No.


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Why judge?


Exactly. Could be special to them in some way.

I wouldn't see it as pretentious. I think it's rather neat to have a special set in a wooden box.


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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
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They looked expensive..... and bringing your own is probably a good idea during these times..

Pics or it didn’t happen.


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Most Japanese places Just give you the wooden, throwaway ones. I can see people wanting to use a better quality reusable set they can bring.



I actually use the cheapy ones like at the grocery store sushi counter way better than the nice ones. I am almost as good on them as I am with regular utensils, but I'm not as good with the nicer/longer disposable ones they use in seated places.

I imagine I'd be bad with the nice reusable ones due to their weight.


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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
I'm picturing a couple of people wearing scarves with short sleeve shirts, black rimmed glasses, and over-groomed mustaches.


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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
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They looked expensive..... and bringing your own is probably a good idea during these times..



As opposed to the individually wrapped wooden ones?


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LSUZombie
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I actually use the cheapy ones like at the grocery store sushi counter way better than the nice ones.


Same here. I can grip the food better with wooden chopsticks. If I go to a place that provides the big plastic ones, I'll request a pair of the takeout sticks.


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Sun God
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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
This seems like something where 99.9% of the time it’s right to judge


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Maybe they are pretentious, or maybe they belonged to his father passed away from cancer last week.


Maybe the da was pretentious as well?

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Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?


I don't own chopsticks. I do own forks though and usually don't bring my own fork to a restaurant either, so I doubt I would bring my own chopsticks if I owned some


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Darla Hood
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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
I have my own, but don’t take them anywhere. People might expect me to be an expert at using them. I’m not!

I have expanded their usage from just eating utensils to tools when I’m cooking, like turning shrimp over in the sauté pan, etc.


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Sacrifice_blunts
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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
I sat next to a couple at the sushi bar one time who had their own. I struck up a convo with them as they were also wearing leather vests and well they brought their own chopsticks that were in little cases. Their thing was to ride their motorcycle around and go to different sushi restaurants... Probably had one of those 3 wheel bikes with a little trailer on it too. To each their own I guess.


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Rando
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re: Do you own chopsticks that you bring to Japanese/Vietnamese/Thai restaurants?
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I don't use chopsticks w/ sushi, I pick it up with my fingers.




Because you're supposed to use your hands.


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