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WHAT ARE CHOPSTICKS?
Chopsticks are often referred to as Japanese sticks, eating sticks or Chinese sticks. A pair of chopsticks consists of two pointed sticks often made from wood or bamboo. You hold them in your hand and by making a scissoring movement the sticks can be brought together or apart. This way you can grab the food with the sticks’ points to bring it towards your mouth and eat.
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More and more sticks are made of other materials like metal or plastic. The reason why chopsticks are made of these materials more often lies in the fact that they are more sustainable materials, making the chopsticks easier to clean in, for instance, the dishwasher.
Still, a lot of chopsticks are made of beautiful types of wood and bamboo. Of course these are a little bit more work to clean by hand but often the used matierals are so beautiful that it is worth the extra trouble.
TYPES OF STICKS
There are many different chopsticks and almost every country uses its own type of chopsticks. Moreover, within one country you can find many different models, colors and designs so everyone can find a chopstick to their liking. Below we will give you an explanation of the differences between chopsticks between different countries.
Chinese chopsticks are often very long, about 25 centimeters and sometimes even more. The chopsticks that are used in China are usually a bit thicker than the chopsticks used in other countries. Besides that the points are often round and very blunt. The profile of Chinese sticks is often squared. Chines sticks can be made of almost any material, but nowadays you mainly see melamine chopsticks in Chinese restaurants. Melamine is a highly resistant plastic which is easy to clean. In Chinese homes the chopsticks are usually made of lacquered bamboo.
Japanese sticks are normally a bit shorter than Chinese sticks, usually about 22 centimeters. In Japan chopsticks are generally called ‘Hashi’. Japanese chopsticks always have a pointed tip. This is because, for instance, Sashimi is hard to pick up with blunt points.
In Japan chopsticks are usually made of lacquered wood or bamboo. Japanese sticks are thinner than Chinese sticks and often have a round profile.
It’s also common for Japanese women to use special shorter chopsticks and for children different sizes are available.
Korean chopsticks often have a length between Chinese and Japanese sticks. The profile is normally squared and fairly thin. Originally, Korean chopsticks were made of silver or brass, but these days they are almost always made of steel. The reason for using steel chopsticks is primarily hygiene. These chopsticks can easily go into the dishwasher. The points are often fairly pointed and they have grip grooves.
Often, the tops of Korean chopsticks are decorated with an engraving and they usually come with a Korean spoon decorated in the same style.
Vietnamese chopsticks are often long and end in a blunt tip. They are normally made of bamboo or wood. In fact these chopsticks look a lot like Chinese sticks. For scooping rice from a pan big flat chopsticks are often used in Vietnam also known as "A đũa cả".
Tibetan chopsticks are generally the same as Chinese chopsticks. Often, chopsticks used in Tibet are bought in China.
In Nepal the chopsticks are often fairly short, and can roughly be compared to Japanese sticks. The tips are, unlike Japanese sticks, often blunt. Usually the chopsticks in Nepal are made of bamboo.
Now you know which kinds of chopsticks there are, maybe it is a good idea to learn how to eat with them. Read more here.