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Chopsticks Etiquette for Asian Cuisine

Posted March 21, 2010 By Richard Leo

Have you ever wondered what the table etiquette is for chopsticks ? Well, it depends on which country you are dining in. For non-Asian countries, the universal approach of what not to do consists of the following: One should not play with the chopsticks, use them to stab food, leave them in the rice bowl standing straight up (except at funerals) or use them to move bowls or plates.

China invented the chopsticks during the Shang Dynasty. Up until its invention people were using their hands to eat. These little sticks have proven the test of time and are admired … Read the rest