5 foods you've been eating wrong your whole life

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5 foods you have been eating wrong your whole life
5 foods you have been eating wrong your whole life
31 Mar 2017

5 foods you have been eating wrong your whole life

Asians around the world lost it when Time Out London posted a Facebook video instructing viewers on the “proper” way to eat the xiao long bao at London restaurant Dumplings’ Legend: by “popping” the dumplings like zits and squeezing out the soup before devouring them. Yes, we know – sacrilegious!

While most of you know the soup is the essence of the XLB and would never commit this faux pas, here are some common foods you’ve probably been eating wrong your whole life. You might want to sit down for this.
 

Toblerone
Toblerone
31 Mar 2017

Toblerone

If you’ve ever struggled to break a triangle from a Toblerone bar, you’ll be kicking yourself when you find out how easy it is to snap those babies off once you do it correctly. Instead of pulling the peak away from the rest of the bar, lightly push your thumb against the top of the triangle. No bruised fingers, no knives needed. Consider our minds blown.

Sushi
Sushi
31 Mar 2017

Sushi

In the same way we went berserk when we saw the XLB video, sushi chefs probably cringe whenever they see tourists dunking their nigiri in soy sauce – a no-no in sushi etiquette. If you want some sauce on your sushi, flip it over and dip it fish-side down. Dipping the rice soaks up too much sauce, causing it to disintegrate. And if you want more wasabi, add a small bit on top of the fish and you’re good to go.

Photo: TPGOpen

Chocolate digestive biscuits
Chocolate digestive biscuits
31 Mar 2017

Chocolate digestive biscuits

Today might be April Fools’ Day but this is no joke. If you’ve been eating your digestive biscuits with the chocolate side up, sorry to break it to you, but you’ve been eating them upside down. Turns out the chocolate layer is actually the bottom because according to the McVitie’s parent company, “the McVitie’s stamp is on the other side, which is the top of the biscuit”. Which, by extension, would mean the same for other brands of chocolate digestive biscuits. (Now, if only McVitie’s would explain why only the chocolate side is displayed on the packaging.)

Photos: TPGOpen, McVitie's

Bananas
Bananas
31 Mar 2017

Bananas

If you thought you knew how to peel a banana, think again. Instead of the stem, take a cue from the experts – a.k.a. monkeys – and start upside down at the tip. Pinching the tip of the banana splits the skin open, making peeling easy. And the best part? You can hold the stem when you get to the end of the banana. Brilliant.

Photo: TPGOpen

Tic Tacs
Tic Tacs
31 Mar 2017

Tic Tacs

Tic Tacs might be tiny but that doesn’t mean you should be eating them by the handful. These candies are meant to be savoured one by one. How do we know this? Check out the design of the container. On the flap is an oval-shaped crater that allows you to extract a single Tic Tac in one easy move. If you don’t believe us, grab a pack, shake it around, and turn it upside down. There should a single mint greeting you when you open the lid.

Photo: YouTube screengrab

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