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Kao Chopsticks

Post by dtaai-maai » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:08 pm

We were in a restaurant the other day and some tourist was using chopsticks (probably thinking she was being ethnic! :laugh: ). My dictionary has dta-giap for chopsticks - is that the same as in Kao Takiab...?
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Post by Bristolian » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:17 pm

dtaai-maai wrote:We were in a restaurant the other day and some tourist was using chopsticks (probably thinking she was being ethnic! :laugh: ). My dictionary has dta-giap for chopsticks - is that the same as in Kao Takiab...?
Same same!! :D Chopstick Mountain - supposedly because two mountains thin and tall :D :D
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Post by sandman67 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:34 pm

Amy always calls chopsticks TAKIAB (pronounced more like TAKIAP)

woke me up sometimes drumming on my forehead with them singing takiab takiab tap tap tap out of bed stinky buffalo poo....and so on.

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Post by richard » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:16 pm

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Post by STEVE G » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:29 pm

Isn't Khao Takiap mountain supposed to resemble a chopstick rest? I vaguely remember reading that in a tourist brochure some years ago.

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Post by Dr Mike » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:02 am

I use chopsticks quite often, probably cus I lived in China for ten years.I'm not trying to be ethnic, it is that a great deal of Asian food is easier to eat this way. Pad Thai for instance or even salad. I also like it as I tend to eat too quickly and this slows me down.

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Post by Sabai Jai » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:24 pm

Khao Takiab was named Chopstick Mountain because there used to be two tall radio masts on top of the highest peak - they were removed quite a few years ago now...

When I first started coming to Hua Hin in mid 80's many restaurants - and particularly Food stalls would only have Chopsticks -plus a small spoon if you were having noodle soup

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Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:35 pm

What was it called before the radio masts...? :?
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Post by Frank Hovis » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:05 am

The area was (or still is) called Baan Hua Don (หัวดอน and I'm not sure that is the right 'Don' in Thai, probably not at this time in the morning!) I don't remember masts on Khao Takieb 15 years ago but I don't remember much from 15 years ago

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Post by BaaBaa. » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:34 am

Chopsticks are a pain in the arse, I think the Thai spoon and Fork set up us perfect, I eat like that if I'm eating an Indian in England.

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Post by Nereus » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:38 am

Many moons ago I was out in Singapore with a bunch of Farangs at what was then one of the thousands of small chinese food stalls. Hustle and bustle fat chinese waiter says: "yooo want chopstick, or fawkin spoon"?
My quick witted mate replies: "naw, just give us the fawkin chopsticks"! 8)
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Post by Roel » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:41 pm

BaaBaa. wrote:Chopsticks are a pain in the arse
I can imagine that but as long as you use them for eating it is okay.
Some dishes are really easier to eat with chopsticks. Obviously eating rice is inconvenient. The Thais do not use them for rice either. I think it is only the Chinese who bring their bowls to their mouths and then shovel the rice right in with the chopsticks.
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Post by STEVE G » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:19 pm

The Thais do not use them for rice either. I think it is only the Chinese who bring their bowls to their mouths and then shovel the rice right in with the chopsticks.
I've used chopsticks quite a lot in various countries and if you get the hang of it, you can eat rice with them. You have to get them with a small gap between and then they'll support a small pile of it.
I think one of the advantages with chopsticks in Asia is that if people are eating in a large communal group from the center of the table,as they do in many cultures, it slows down gluttons from shoveling food down as they might with a spoon or fork and giving slower eaters a chance.

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