For desis, eating with their hands is the coming together of some of their most acute sensory experiences of smell, taste and touch and as such it is one of the greatest joys of human beings to eat with their hands. And when it comes to rice, Indians in the states where it is a staple usually prefer to eat it with their hands. The pleasure of mixing so many flavours together and then taking to near your mouth and nose to smell and finally taste the morsels, the food feels and tastes better in itself!
But recently, a former butler with the British Royals kicked up a storm on Twitter after he stated otherwise. As much as he is an expert in cooking, eating and more, netizens explained to him their reasons as to why eating rice with hands is way better.
'The Royal Butler', who is a popular etiquette expert on Twitter posted an image of an almost finished plate of rice and tweeted how the dish is best eaten with a knife, fork or chopsticks.
He tweeted, "Ladies and gentlemen, remember we always use a knife and fork or chopsticks to eat rice! We do not use our hands or fingers!!!"
Netizens spoke of the various reasons as to why eating with hands is better when it comes to a rice meal.
The expert's Twitter bio states that he is a Royal Commentator/Aide and a former butler to Princes Charles, William and Harry.