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Here's your guide on how to eat with Chopsticks!

Whether you want to eat your Asian cuisine more authentically, or are travelling abroad, there are many reasons to want to learn how to use chopsticks.

QUICKIE
Whether you want to eat your Asian cuisine more authentically, or are travelling abroad, there are many reasons to want to learn how to use chopsticks. 
 

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Chopsticks are probably the most versatile Chinese utensil ever. It’s a fork, knife, pair of tongs, a whisk, and a steamer stand (just place them in your wok and they’ll hold your bowl above water) all rolled into one. But for some, who maybe didn’t grow up using them, they can be a bit of a challenge. So here’s our step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Hold your dominant hand loosely. People who clench their chopsticks usually just end up flinging their food all over the place. Place the first chopstick in the valley between your pointer finger and thumb. Balance it on your ring finger.

Step 2: Place the second chopstick in the valley between your pointer finger and thumb along with the first chopstick, but rest this one on your middle finger instead of your ring finger.

Step 3: Use your thumb, pointer and middle fingers to grasp the second chopstick a bit more tightly.

Step 4: The first chopstick (on the bottom) remains more or less stationary. The index and middle fingers do all the heavy lifting with the second chopstick. Let's have a demonstration. (Our refrigerator was pretty sparse. So it's not like you need to use chopsticks for this particular task, but it's going to have to be the grapes).

And close them over the food. Remember to keep your hand loose but still maintain good control over that chopstick. You'll really be tested when picking up heavier pieces of food.

Once you've got a good grip, go ahead and pick it up.

And that's it. Pretty simple, right?


When buying chopsticks, we prefer the sturdy and traditional bamboo versions. Plastic chopsticks can get a bit slippery and food is harder to handle. They also make moreornate bamboo versions these days, if that's your fancy. Avoid the flimsy disposable ones.


You're well on your way to chopstick mastery.


Using your index and middle fingers to move the top chopstick up and down, open up your chopsticks.



Culture

Here's your guide on how to eat with Chopsticks!

Whether you want to eat your Asian cuisine more authentically, or are travelling abroad, there are many reasons to want to learn how to use chopsticks.

QUICKIE
Whether you want to eat your Asian cuisine more authentically, or are travelling abroad, there are many reasons to want to learn how to use chopsticks. 
 

TELL ME MORE
Chopsticks are probably the most versatile Chinese utensil ever. It’s a fork, knife, pair of tongs, a whisk, and a steamer stand (just place them in your wok and they’ll hold your bowl above water) all rolled into one. But for some, who maybe didn’t grow up using them, they can be a bit of a challenge. So here’s our step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Hold your dominant hand loosely. People who clench their chopsticks usually just end up flinging their food all over the place. Place the first chopstick in the valley between your pointer finger and thumb. Balance it on your ring finger.

Step 2: Place the second chopstick in the valley between your pointer finger and thumb along with the first chopstick, but rest this one on your middle finger instead of your ring finger.

Step 3: Use your thumb, pointer and middle fingers to grasp the second chopstick a bit more tightly.

Step 4: The first chopstick (on the bottom) remains more or less stationary. The index and middle fingers do all the heavy lifting with the second chopstick. Let's have a demonstration. (Our refrigerator was pretty sparse. So it's not like you need to use chopsticks for this particular task, but it's going to have to be the grapes).

And close them over the food. Remember to keep your hand loose but still maintain good control over that chopstick. You'll really be tested when picking up heavier pieces of food.

Once you've got a good grip, go ahead and pick it up.

And that's it. Pretty simple, right?


When buying chopsticks, we prefer the sturdy and traditional bamboo versions. Plastic chopsticks can get a bit slippery and food is harder to handle. They also make moreornate bamboo versions these days, if that's your fancy. Avoid the flimsy disposable ones.


You're well on your way to chopstick mastery.


Using your index and middle fingers to move the top chopstick up and down, open up your chopsticks.



Culture

Here's your guide on how to eat with Chopsticks!

Whether you want to eat your Asian cuisine more authentically, or are travelling abroad, there are many reasons to want to learn how to use chopsticks.

QUICKIE
Whether you want to eat your Asian cuisine more authentically, or are travelling abroad, there are many reasons to want to learn how to use chopsticks. 
 

TELL ME MORE
Chopsticks are probably the most versatile Chinese utensil ever. It’s a fork, knife, pair of tongs, a whisk, and a steamer stand (just place them in your wok and they’ll hold your bowl above water) all rolled into one. But for some, who maybe didn’t grow up using them, they can be a bit of a challenge. So here’s our step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Hold your dominant hand loosely. People who clench their chopsticks usually just end up flinging their food all over the place. Place the first chopstick in the valley between your pointer finger and thumb. Balance it on your ring finger.

Step 2: Place the second chopstick in the valley between your pointer finger and thumb along with the first chopstick, but rest this one on your middle finger instead of your ring finger.

Step 3: Use your thumb, pointer and middle fingers to grasp the second chopstick a bit more tightly.

Step 4: The first chopstick (on the bottom) remains more or less stationary. The index and middle fingers do all the heavy lifting with the second chopstick. Let's have a demonstration. (Our refrigerator was pretty sparse. So it's not like you need to use chopsticks for this particular task, but it's going to have to be the grapes).

And close them over the food. Remember to keep your hand loose but still maintain good control over that chopstick. You'll really be tested when picking up heavier pieces of food.

Once you've got a good grip, go ahead and pick it up.

And that's it. Pretty simple, right?


When buying chopsticks, we prefer the sturdy and traditional bamboo versions. Plastic chopsticks can get a bit slippery and food is harder to handle. They also make moreornate bamboo versions these days, if that's your fancy. Avoid the flimsy disposable ones.


You're well on your way to chopstick mastery.


Using your index and middle fingers to move the top chopstick up and down, open up your chopsticks.



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