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Chopsticks: How Chinese Use Them

  • Chinese often use chopsticks like a spoon. The rice bowl is held up to the mouth and the rice is shovelled in. Not very elegant but it works, letting you eat quickly without spilling food. Same thing goes for noodles, but not for soup!
  • When it comes to eating fish whole, the way Chinese prefer, nothing beats a nimble pair of chopsticks for prying small bits of flesh away from those annoying fish bones. Chopsticks are equally adept at plucking the fish's eye from its socket should you choose to indulge (which, according to Chinese medicine is very strengthening for your own.
  • Chopsticks, especially purpose-built extra-long ones are an important cooking utensil.
     
     



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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