A Step by step guide to eating with chopsticks like a pro

Eating with chopsticks is fancy but tricky and it might feel intimidating, to begin with. So follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to eat with chopsticks and use your skills the next time you eat Asian food.
Step by step guide to eating with chopsticks A Step by step guide to eating with chopsticks like a pro
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Do you love Asian cuisine? Do you feel out of place when you go to an Asian restaurant but can’t use the chopsticks on your table? Worry not, we are here to teach you to eat with chopsticks like a pro! Chopsticks are of 3 types namely, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Korean ones are made from stainless steel while Chinese ones are long and thick. 

Japanese chopsticks are the most popular kind of chopsticks and are known as ‘hashi in Japanese. The chopstick rests are known as ‘hashioki’. Mentioned below are some easy steps to use chopsticks effectively and to enable you to show off your skills the next time you eat Asian food.

Step 1

Hold the chopstick like a pen in your dominant hand. Now wrap the top portion of your middle finger around the chopstick. Place your thumb onto the chopstick to give it some added support.

Step 2

Take the second chopstick and place it between your thumb and palm with the thinner end pointing downwards. Rest this chopstick on your ring finger while it is being used. 

Step 3

Both the chopsticks should have their thinner ends in line with each other. Use your middle and index fingers to lower and raise your top chopstick for it to touch the end of the other chopstick. 

Step 4

When the bottom chopstick is in place, push down with your forefinger to move the chopstick downwards to pick up food. Stop pushing to move the chopstick back up. 

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

... or use CleverstiX!