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What Is A Chopstick?

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What is a Chopstick ? well if you’ve never used one before it’s a long small equal-length tapered stick that is a traditionally utensils used in Southeast Asia.

It was believe to be originated from China as early as the Shang Dynasty (1600-1100 B.C), the earliest evidence was found made of bronze was excavated from Yin Ruins’s Tomb 1005 at Houjiazhuang.

Chopsticks are like tongs use to pick small portion of food, which food are usually prepared in a small convenient pieces.

Pairs of sticks is maneuvered in one hand, between the thumb and fingers which is used to pick up pieces of food.

Chopsticks are traditionally known to be used only in the right hand only, even left handed people use there right hand, because it is believe to be etiquette, but you can use them in any hand that you feel comfortable with.

Chopsticks are found made with varieties types of materials such as bamboo, wood, bone, plastic, jade, and ivory you can find them decorated and luxurious made for luxury.

What Is A Chopstick?

They’re usually come in different length sometimes 7, 8, 9 or 10 inches depending on the country.

It’s best to practice picking up small piece of food to get the feel of it, once you get the hang of it maybe next time your eating out at an Asian restaurant you would be confident enough to use one.