Asian Chopsticks And Chopsticks Rest
Do you know the art of using Asian chopsticks?
Chopsticks are the
traditional eating utensils of various East Asian countries including China,
Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam. They are also used in Tibet and Nepal by
the Chinese Han populations living there.
The Chinese term for
chopsticks is 'Kuaizi' and they are made from a variety of materials including
wood (especially bamboo), plastic, melamine and some metals.
Rules, guidelines or the
etiquette of using chopsticks does vary in the fine detail from country to
country - but there are a number of points which are 'good everywhere'. These
- It is poor etiquette to tap chopsticks on the
edge of one's bowl to gain attention
- It is impolite to spear food with a chopstick -
use a spoon for difficult items
- It is considered poor etiquette to point rested
chopsticks towards others seated at the table
- Chopsticks should not be left vertically stuck
into a bowl of rice as this is done in many funeral rituals
- When finished with, leave on a chopstick rest or
horizontally on the plate/bowl - tips pointing left
Asian Chopsticks Cannot Go without Chopsticks Rest
One of the leading rules for using Asian chopsticks properly is having a chopsticks rest.
and chopstick rests and are an essential part of a table setting for any
authentic Chinese and/or Japanese meal. As previously said: when finished eating, the chopsticks should be put on the chopstick rest. This is why you will find a broad range of Chopsticks
and Rests on our online store, both Chinese and
8 selections from our Asian Chopsticks range - The price for these are £2.75 a pair - shipping is free