Noteworthy peculiarities of Eastern meal culture

Culture Story: Noteworthy peculiarities of Eastern meal culture

Do you know everything about using chopsticks? There are certain rules an ordinary American wouldn't understand.

  • Don't tap by your chopsticks against the table, the plate or anything else to call the waiter.
  • Don't draw with the chopsticks.
  • Don't search for a better piece of food using chopsticks.
  • Once you touched a piece, you should take it and eat.
  • Don't pin food on the chopsticks.
  • Don't shake the chopsticks to cool your food.
  • Don't lick the chopsticks or keep them in your mouth for a long time.
  • Don't point at anything using chopsticks.
  • Don't move dishes with help of the chopsticks. Do it with your hands.
  • You should put the chopsticks on the table before asking for additional serving of rice.
  • Do not ever leave the chopsticks vertically stuck into a bowl of rice because it resembles the ritual of incense-burning that symbolizes "feeding" the dead and death in general.

Here is a short and nice tutorial for you to know the proper way of holding the chopsticks:

Have you ever tried chopsticks? Did you manage to hold them? Tell us about your experience in the commentaries below!

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Iris Ragui
Interesting. I was never successful using chopsticks.
Jun 14, 2018 8:34PM
Dakota Summers
Many if the same rules apply to forks and other silverware
Jun 11, 2018 4:38PM
William Miller Jr.
I learned a lot about chopsticks
May 27, 2018 11:43AM
Linda Spreng
Very informative. I'll have to play with chopsticks at home until I feel proficient.
May 21, 2018 5:17PM
Dani Smith
An elementary school teacher taught us how to eat with.them. I've since forgotten how.
May 19, 2018 7:41PM
Joann May
May 18, 2018 8:32PM
Warren Domke
I can't eat Asian food any other way. I learned to use chopsticks in Japan and have used them for Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese or Korean ever since.
May 18, 2018 7:43PM
Frederico J. Gordo
I have used chopsticks for so many years since I was child. It is better than fork and knife. If you eating Asian food you must use chopsticks.
May 17, 2018 3:49AM
Interesting. I have been to China, Korea and Japan and still has not mastered the art of eating with chop sticks. I am Kenyan where we eat by hand, I have finally mastered the art of eating with silver ware as taught by the British. Not the American way, even though I habitate in America. Thank you for a fun trivia Quiz folks. Ha-ha!
Apr 28, 2018 6:08PM
Mark Ann Dubaz
We lived in Japan for three years. We learned very quickly how to use chopsticks. We sure do miss the great sushi in Japan.
Apr 15, 2018 9:25PM
Vince Savage
Roy Hill, 'Australia' 117 years since federated colonies became a commonwealth country and that's just about the dumbest remark a citizen has ever said.
Apr 13, 2018 6:28AM
I was stationed on Okinawa for two years...chop sticks were fun...I don't remember if I learned all those rules, so i guess i didn't...I can still use 'em...
Mar 29, 2018 6:50PM
BettyMarie Shoaf
Good info
Mar 28, 2018 5:50PM
Marlen Brown
Jennifer Spinler, I've never heard this. Wouldn't the back of your chopstick be messy when you turn back to the points?
Feb 27, 2018 12:18PM
Keith Shepard
Have used them all. The Korean stainless steel chopsticks are hard to manage!
Feb 25, 2018 10:39PM

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