Sunday, January 10, 2010

I should not need to Google how to open a bottle of fish sauce...

I am not alone in being somewhat puzzled by how to open the Golden Boy fish sauce bottles.  The punchline is to take a knife and to cut off the raised "nipple" so that you have an opening.





Stupid bottle.


28 comments:

  1. haha, that's hilarious. that's what i had to do when I bought that fish sauce. maybe you should switch to three crabs. :D

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  2. I think they do that because it's a surefire seal on the sauce, and it allows you to shape your own opening, assuming you've opened that kind of sauce before. Cut off a bit for a small spout, cut it all off for some real fish sauce action.

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  3. @JL, do you like the three crabs brand better? I'm a bit of a newbie (obviously) when it comes to fish sauce actually.

    @B, surely there must have been a more intuitive design that could achieve the same thing. Then again, maybe it is intuitive in other countries and my American upbringing has just dulled any abilities I have in opening a simple bottle. :P

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  4. The The bottle of Cock fish sauce completely

    baffled me. How was I to open it? I was sure
    that it would be an easy find on Goggle. I can't believe that I had to go to the 3rd or 4th page before I came to this solution.

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  5. This is great! First google link for 'how to open a bottle of fish sauce'. Like the previous poster I was completely baffled and feeling really stupid!

    Thanks for the help :)

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  6. I can't believe I had to google to get instructions

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  7. hah...


    It's so helpful, thx.
    The way to open the bottle is so cool lol...

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  8. OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS

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  9. I just about tossed this exact bottle out because I was completely stumped. Thanks so much for posting this for all of us slow white people :)

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  10. I bought a different brand to ran into the same issue! It would have taken me a while to figure out to cut open that top nipple!

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  11. I couldn't figure it out either. I kept trying to pry off the entire white area, until I realized that I was more likely to stab myself than get it off. But isn't the internet wonderful! You can find answers to everything!!

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  12. I left the kitchen thinking, "of course it won't be on the internet, this will be a waste of time..." But here's my answer, under the headline "I can't believe I had to turn to Google!"

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  13. Lifesave, thanks for your post! I'm pinning this for the world! (if it hasn't been already)

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  14. From another happy user thanking you for posting this: I used scissors and cut clean across the top of it.

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  15. Oh, thanks so much for your post! First I tried prying off the white stopper-looking part, then I tried cutting the top bit but it's too short for my scissors to cut, so I tried piecing it... no joy! So, thanks for this page. You post is still serving greater good after 3 years and 12 days! :-)

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  16. Gonna find another pair of scissors that will do the job...

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  17. Don't have pair of scissors that would work. A fork didn't really work either, but a corkscrew wine bottle opener worked. The tip pierced a perfect size opening.

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  18. Thanks! I was baffled and knew I couldn't be the only one. :)

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  19. I felt so silly googling this.. but man...at least I am not alone. What a baffling bottle hahaha THANK YOU ALL!

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  20. I knew I was not alone .....

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  21. And yet another person you helped....

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  22. My brother just got a bottle, and after a few fumbling desperate moments, I turned to google. You would think they would add pictoral instructions or something.

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  23. My people! Thank you!! I was baffled, but thanks to Bing, found this thread. It's much easier to access the fish sauce when the waiter brings it to the table in a little bowl.

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  24. My faith that an earlier explorer in the realm of fish sauce bottles would kindly share their experience has been justified. Thank you.

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  25. Glad to see I wasn't alone....boy, I really felt stupid!

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  26. I've been using fish sauce for years . . . most notably Three Crabs and Flying Lion. I have NEVER had a problem opening up a bottle until I decided to give Golden Boy a try. I kept muttering under my breath, "Stupid bottle!" Thanks for the help!! :)

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  27. Five years on, still of assistance! Why don't the change the stupid cap?!

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  28. Please never take down this page. Thank you.

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