Why do Thai people not use knives?

Why do Thai people eat with a spoon and fork?

Typically, the spoon is used to scoop up the food off the plate or bowl and into your mouth, while the fork is used to help guide the food onto the spoon. Eating most dishes this way is quite logical as it is certainly easier to collect your rice with a spoon than with a fork or chopsticks!

What utensils are used in Thailand?

Below are the tools once (and in most cases, still) considered essential to the traditional Thai kitchen.

  1. Mortar and pestle (khrok sak) …
  2. Coconut shredder (kratai kood maprao) …
  3. Sticky rice basket (gratib) …
  4. Wok (grata) …
  5. Straw basket for steaming sticky rice (huad neung khao niew) …
  6. Cleaver (ee-to) …
  7. Chopping block (kieng)

Why do Thai people not use knives?

Unlike the West, no knives are allowed near the table as they are considered weapons. But a sensible explanation is that knives are not necessary since Thai recipe foods are often cut into little pieces. In the past, Thais used to eat with their bare hands.

Which country use chopsticks for eating?

Chopsticks are the traditional eating utensils of some countries including China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam. They can be made of wood, gold, silver, ivory, bamboo, or plastic.

Do different countries hold chopsticks differently?

However, the culture for using them isn’t the same everywhere. There are few universal rules around chopstick culture, though one can usually track trends by region. The culinary experience of a large city like Bankgok might be vastly different from traditions in an oceanside Thai village.

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