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Ever ask for chopsticks at a non-Asian restaurant?


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Ever ask for chopsticks at a non-Asian restaurant?

ipsedixit | Apr 4, 2007 12:50 PM

Or, what's the expectation of the type of eating utensils a restaurant should have on hand?

Last night, took grandpa out for dinner at an Italian eatery and grandpa asked for chopsticks for his pasta. Waiter was, to say the least, flabbergasted. Grandpa ended up making do with the "fork".

I suppose it really isn't fair to expect non-Chinese or Asian restaurants to carry chopsticks, but then most diners DO expect Chinese restaurants to carry forks.

Why the difference?

And, have you ever had any luck getting chopsticks from a non-Asian restaurant?

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