Learn Edison Training Chopsticks And Chopsticks Etiquette
Do you love Asian food? And you want the full experience of eating it as it was meant to be eaten - with chopsticks. Chopsticks are a pair of sticks maneuvered in one hand, between the thumb and fingers, and used to pick up pieces of food. Using chopsticks may look easy if you are familiar with it. To some this may be a difficult/impossible skill to master.
What if you don’t know how to use chopsticks? No problem I would say, just get a pair of training chopsticks or helper chopsticks. Once you are comfortable with the training chopsticks, you can switch to the normal chopsticks. Now, we even have training chopsticks for a left handed person.
Chopsticks originated from ancient China as early as the Shang dynasty (1766-1122 BC). Chopsticks were strongly advocated by the great Chinese sage Confucius (551-479 BC). Chinese use chopsticks when it comes to eating. This means that large piece of meat like steak, fish and chicken are not served at the Chinese table since using chopsticks to pick up large amount of food is not feasible. Most Chinese dishes are therefore made up of mouth sized pieces which are taken up by chopsticks and transferred to the mouth. Chinese food require greater delicacy when eaten with chopsticks, because the diner has to eat smaller portions at a time and also more slowly, therefore savoring the food more completely. Chinese people were taught to use chopsticks long before spoons and forks were invented. Chopsticks convey to the hand a sense of touch with the food. It's very true to say that Chinese dining experience involves all the senses! The most common chopsticks are made of wood or bamboo but there are chopsticks made from ivory, silver, plastic and even jade as well. The use of chopsticks was also found Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Chopsticks Etiquette to follow:
- It is considered poor etiquette to point chopsticks towards others.
- Never spear or poke food with the tip of the chopsticks because it is bad manners. Certain food may be more difficult to pick up with chopsticks, but chopsticks are not designed to spear or stab food. Chopsticks are use to pick up food.
- It is poor etiquette to tap chopsticks on the edge of the bowl or plate, as beggars are believed to make this noise to attract attention.
- If you need to rest your chopsticks, leave them on the chopsticks rest or by the side of your bowl. Do not stick them into your bowl of rice because it resembles offerings to the deceased and is frowned upon.
- Equally forbidden is using chopsticks to pull or push a dish forward. Use your hands.
- Do not suck on the tip of the chopsticks.
- If you have one broken chopstick, get rid of the other one as well and get a fresh new pair for eating.
- If the table settings include serving spoons or chopsticks, use them instead of your own set to pick up food from the dishes to your bowl. Use your own set only when eating from your own bowl.
Using chopsticks promotes delicate movement and EQ development. When using chopsticks, a person uses about 30 articulations and approximately 50 fine motor which can stimulate the brain activity and promote intellectual development.
Edison Training Chopsticks
Try out these Edison Training Chopsticks.
Edison Training Chopsticks are designed for all people, especially for beginners who want to take food using chopsticks with no difficulty. Amazing, Fun, Simple & Easy! It will be a good trainer for your IQ & EQ development. For better dining experience, try this chopsticks to help and keep your chopsticks in line and add an element. English instruction is included in this package.
Here are some of the feedbacks from satisfied users of the Edison Training Chopsticks:
We love Asian restaurants and often make Asian dishes at home. We lived in Japan for 3 years, our son was born there and we used to frequent the local restaurants during and after my pregnancy so he grew up enjoying the foods as much as we did BUT he couldn't use chopsticks until now (he's only 3)! These are awesome! He was able to use them right away without any practice and could pick up thin strands of seaweed salad without a problem even picking up the tiniest pieces that I would have left behind. The sticks also handled sushi rolls quite well. The size is perfect for his little hand, the rubber rings are comfortable and move with his fingers, and the tips of the sticks are just a little wider than the rest of the stick and flattened to ease picking up food. Even the waitress was quite impressed! Definitely a great buy and I will be purchasing extra sets today. From - Sylongo1
It only took my 4 year old 2 meals to learn how to use it. She is able to pick up pretty much all types of food with this chopstick now. From - Amber Shao
I ordered a pair for a 24-year-old friend as a joke. (She's completely useless with regular chopsticks!) They're a bit small on her, which I knew they would be as they're clearly for children, but they're cuter and more fun than the adult versions. I regret nothing! Especially if she FINALLY learns how to use them. From - Annie
My 4-year-old daughter has always been eager to use chopsticks like the rest of the family (being Chinese, we eat Chinese food almost every night), but despite her best efforts, she struggled. A friend of mine introduced us to these training chopsticks for kids, and they are fantastic. We have a pink rabbit pair for my daughter and a blue rabbit pair for my younger son.
The two sticks are connected at the top, so the child can't lose a single chopstick. On one stick, there is a loop for your thumb, and on the other stick, there are two loops for your index and middle fingers. Using the loops, a child can't help but hold chopsticks properly and securely. The first time my daughter used them, she was able to pick up individual grains of rice! From - Irene in Boston
My 3 year old eats everything with these! I caught her eating pieces of a double chocolate chip cookie with them the other day. She loves them! From - Jane Eyre Supergirl "M. Aray"
Excellent, my little one is small for his age and the usual tricks (rubber band and rolled napkin) wouldn't work for him, but these make him put his hand in the right position every time and finally he can eat with his chopsticks just like daddy does. From - Algesan
Kids love this training chopstick!
It's very light and easy to use.
Now my daughter is using chopstick everyday!
The size is very good for kids but need time to practice for small objects for kids.
From - Dr. Mom (Nassau,NY USA)
Allow me to end this article with a Chinese quote:
"The honorable and upright man keeps well away from both the slaughterhouse and the kitchen. And he allows no knives on his table." -Confucius
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