Keep up with chopsticks

Silly me for thinking that all chopsticks were the same. As an American who’s never been to Asia, my chopsticks experience consists solely of the cheap wooden ones that come with Chinese takeout. Unsurprisingly, these waribashi chopsticks are the lowest form.

My interest piqued on the subject after I saw this video on how to improve your form.

The man in the video (author Tim Ferriss) talks about how Vietnamese diners hold their chopsticks close together or even crisscross them. What he doesn’t mention is the style of chopsticks he’s holding — a more rounded and longer version popular in Vietnam.

Most Asian countries have chopstick idiosyncrasies.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink