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Feb. 19th, 2008 | 12:06 am

When I was in Japan back in December a business partner marveled that I could eat with chop sticks. His son it seems has rejected them.

Today was the third time I've been asked if I have lived in India before.

Why? I eat the food like a native, and know how to order what I want to eat.

The secret?

When I was 15 I got into a kick of just eating with chop sticks. When traveling I would carry them with me since I found them easier to deal with then silverware.

When I was 18 I first ate Indian food with a family that had just moved to the states. They made a point of showing me how to eat it properly with bread (to this day I pretty much never pick up silverware when eating Indian). I do not though have the cupped finger trick for soup down pat :)

Its funny how people pick up on eating habits. I always thought it was important to experience food in the way it was originally served. Adds to the experience :)

I cannot though pronounce all of the different types of food I have eaten. I know some basics so I know what is in what I am eating.

Final thought... you have never had Masala Chai until you buy it off a guy on the corner who grinds the spices himself. The stuff served in hotels come from powder, and it is quite weak compared to what the original tastes like.

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DayGlo Tigerlily

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from: singingnettle
date: Feb. 19th, 2008 09:33 am (UTC)
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I make masala chai with fresh-ground spices, too. Yeah, nice. And the spices smell so good when you grind them.

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Feb. 19th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to be trying to figure out how to reproduce what I had. It was so good :)

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