Chopsticks Etiquette – What You Never Knew

Morning people πŸ™‚

Did you know that Chopsticks were originally twigs from trees? 5,000 years ago, people in China used to cook food in large pots. Hasty eaters would then broke twigs off trees to scoop their portion up. Later on, to conserve fuel, food was then chopped into small pieces just so it could be cooked more rapidly. Till today, the culture of Chopsticks remains in many parts of Asia.

1) Never stab chopsticks into a bowl of rice.
Any stick-like object facing upward resembles the incense sticks that some Asians use as offerings to deceased family members. You ARE still breathing, aren’t you?

2) Never beat your bowl with your chopsticks.
Only beggars do this to draw the attention of others. It has long been regarded as a sign of poor upbringing

3) Don’t put your chopsticks recklessly on the table.
Always rest your chopsticks properly and evenly. If you simply throw them on the table, you will bring bad luck to all the diners eating with you. Some believe even death, since “3 lengths and 2 shortnesses” (
δΈ‰ι•·ε…©ηŸ­) is the Chinese saying referring to coffin, which is made by 3 long and 2 short pieces of wooden board before the top is covered up.

πŸ™‚ So baby, chopstick it is eh?Β 

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