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Porcelain or melamine Asian utensils?

VFish | Jun 18, 202109:57 AM     19

Hi, I am getting ready to put in an order for more Japanese made porcelain pieces that are back in stock and I wanted to get some Asian soup spoons. I was also considering some chopsticks but I have a lot of wooden ones at home so it is not really necessary. I think melamine may be too slippery for chopsticks.

I have some Japanese made "premium" white porcelain soup spoons in my cart but I am starting to consider melamine ones. The reason being is I am a little concerned about chipping or breakage with the porcelain spoons, also if there would be any rubbing of them against the porcelain bowls in which they may leave marks.

So, I've seen melamine but am wondering if they may warp in a hot liquid and I saw melamine may leach. The melamine spoon option also can be notched and have a hook. I don't know if they are easy to eat from with the notch and it may not be necessary for home use.

Can anyone offer any opinions on melamine vs porcelain utensils for hot Asian soups?

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