It’s not hard to notice the great divide between North and South Indians, when it comes to comparing lifestyle, habits, food, and yes, even eating habits. All Indians love to eat with bare hands but when it comes to eating anything other than rotis, puris and the likes, North Indians have taken to a preference of eating with spoons rather than hands. It is different South Indians, who true to the Indian style of eating, would nearly always prefer to eat with bare hands.
Much fun it made of South Indians for this eating habit but here we list out a few reasons that tell a different story.
For once, try eating rasam and rice with your spoon. Let us know how you succeeded?
Well, I know and can guarantee the hygiene level of my hands. How on earth do I do the same for the spoons used in restaurants?
Where a spoon is used by many people before or after you have eaten with it, your hands cannot be used by anyone other than yourself.
Come on guys, eating is also about enjoying the food. And, you can enjoy it best only when 4 out of 5 sensations work over it—taste, smell, sight and, last but not the least, touch.
If you try and eat Dosa with a spoon, then, sorry to say, you’re one big bimbo (and, for the record, we’re not being gender biased).
Ah! Before you criminalize South Indians for eating by using their hands for eating, try and eat a gooey NY burger or sandwich with your spoon. If you succeed, we are ready to take a bow for the feat achieved.
Using a fork and a knife means you’ll have to be extra careful while handling your food (yes, you can be a master at that, but still accidents might happen). But, in case of your hands, you surely know your food is in safe hands.
Etiquette is when you only use your fingers to grab and eat the food without letting the food touch your palm. Trust the South Indians to excel in this with flying colors!
Try ripping of fish from the miniscule bones by using your spoons, fork and knife. Or, even attempt to devour a Malabar chicken leg piece with your spoon/fork/knife.