Monday, January 16, 2012

West Chester Man Decides To Practice Using Chopsticks. Wasabi.




Did you guys ever hear of sushi? (SAY: Soooo-sheee). Go ahead. Say it with me. Sushi.

Uh...OK. Keep practicing.

It's a Japanese food. Its seafood and some veggies wrapped in rice and stuff. You can see it on the photograph above.

That was the meal I had last week at Wasabi it West Chester and it was deeeeeeeliiiissh! I love that place. It's all dark and mysterious. And they have mystical New Age/Japanese music playing. It's totally honorable. And the staff is really nice. Authentic Japanese. Not like some of these fly by night places that probably use Mexican workers and try and pass them off to the untrained eye as pure, 100% Japanese. Oh I can tell.

And the girl that seated me was really cute. And totally respectful of my Western ways. Knowing that although we have different cultures - we are are all the same. In a way. Except for the cultural stuff. And how we look and some other things.

The only thing is that I need to work on my chopstick skills. On a scale of one to ten I'm a six. I'd like to be a solid nine. Maybe - dare I dream - even a 10. So I picked up an extra pair if C's (that's what I'm going to start calling them) and I've been practicing.

Stay tuned.

12 comments:

sybil law said...

I suck at using chopsticks. My kid was a champion with them at age 2, and she still is.
I like forks. Even better - sporks. Can't go wrong with a spork!!

Scope said...

The new Walgreens by where I work is now offering "made-to-order" sushi.

Please note, they didn't call it "fresh".

You could try your mad skillz there. I think having a nurse practioner and pharmacist on had would be a GOOOD thing.

Andrea Kiliany Thatcher said...

I love that place. Better food than Kooma but Kooma is kind of hipper for cocktails.

W.C.Camp said...

Open a can of peas and dump them out. Practice transferring each one back into the can. Believe me after a thousand peas you will be an expert!! Also the 'BEST' restaurants offer the plastic chopsticks which are far more difficult to use than the plain ol' cheap cottonwood ones. The little bit of roughness of the wood offers some extra friction grip between you and your food!! Good Luck! W.C.C.

The Jules said...

I'm really good with chopsticks, although I made them better by flattening one out and putting a sharp cutting edge on it, and adding a few extra prongs to the other one, then holding them each in separate hands.

Takes some getting used to, but they're quite efficient now.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Wait but peas are bigger than rice grains. Wouldn't rice grains be harder practice?

I never thought to rate myself. I just always thought that if food was going into my mouth, I was doing fine. I need some loftier goals it seems! :-)

Very funny on the being the same except for the different! Good luck with the chopsticks!!!!

TC said...

I'm excellent with chopsticks. That is all.

Dr Zibbs said...

The Jules - Hahahaha!!!!! Dots a good one!

TrinaLikesWine said...

I'm good at chopsticks...but opt for a fork when dining on rice. A fork is also a wise choice for PF Chang Restaurant as I once observed a hairy heavy set gentleman use a chopstick to scratch down the back of his neck. No, they don't use disposable ones...Enough said.

Dr Zibbs said...

Trina - heavy set.

Dr Zibbs said...

...and did he also have a "really pretty face?"

shrink on the couch said...

And just last night husband and I sat at an asian buffet watching a grandmotherly asian and her daughter, I presume (we do a lot of presuming in Texas). We wondered aloud why the heck they continue to use chopsticks In America when a fork is so much easier. And then I looked across the table at my son, who, lo and behold, was using chopsticks. We need to be more observant of those at our own table.