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Know Your Chopsticks

Chopsticks are one of the most prominent eating utensils in all of East Asia.

Did you know that there are different variations?

JAPAN:

Slightly shorter compared to Chinese chopsticks, they are typically rounded and taper to a point. As the Japanese diet consists of large amounts of whole bony fish, the pointed ends make it easier to remove the small bones.



KOREA:

Korean chopsticks are of medium length with a small, flat rectangular shape, & made of metal. Traditionally they were made of brass or silver. They are virtually always used in tandem with a spoon.



CHINA:

The Chinese chopsticks are longer & thicker, rectangular in shape, with blunt ends. Made to be non-slippery & easy to hold, perfect for slurping noodles!



VIETNAM:

Chopsticks are similar to the ones in China; they have a blunt end. In addition, these chopsticks are often made from lacquered wood or bamboo.