Dale North of Japanator writes, "There's no need to feel ashamed to want this utensil for your personal ramen eating use. Hey, I grew up in Japan, am well-versed in the art of hashi use, and have downed many a bowl of ramen in my day. But the westerner in me cries out when I slurp noodles into my face. My inner westerner cowers in public when I have to wipe my face from the splashback. And the bowl-to-face thing? It feels like the dish version of Face Palm when eating here in the West."