Chopsticks are slender sticks that are held in your fingers to pick up food or other things. They can be made of bamboo, wood, bone, porcelain, ivory, metal, plastic and other materials. They have different shapes or squares or circles. They are mostly used as tableware.
Etiquette of using chopsticks
- After picking up the food, it should not be returned to the plate.
- Do not use chopsticks to point at people or use chopsticks to point at people while eating.
- Do not insert chopsticks into a bowl of rice or rice. This is how the ancestors’ offerings are placed, with ominous signs.
- Don’t compete with others’ chopsticks.
When attending a banquet, you should not move the chopsticks in advance of the owner (the same applies to the spoon).
- In some countries, you will wait for the guests (or the oldest person present) to act before eating.
- During the meal, the chopsticks have been raised, but I don’t know which dish to eat. At this time, the chopsticks should not be moved back and forth among the dishes or cruised in the air, turning back and forth on the dish without holding the dish.
- When talking in the banquet, don’t use chopsticks as props and dance randomly; or use chopsticks to hit the table top of the dishes and use chopsticks to point others. Put down the chopsticks gently every time you use them, and try not to make any noise.