Most of China have been wielding chopsticks around 1200 B.C., and by 500 A.D. the use of these slim sticks had spread throughout the Asian region from Vietnam to Japan. From humble beginnings of being mere cooking utensils to more sophisticated pieces as paper-wrapped bamboo sets at tony sushi counters, there’s definitely more to chopsticks than what’s obviously visible. With its capability to reach the bottom of deep pots filled with boiling water or oil, early forms of chopsticks were utilized primarily for cooking, but, by around 400 A.D. people began dining and using them as utensils.
I know you’ve been enjoying food with the help of these svelte sticks. If not, no worries, Lifehack has got you covered! You can try using them next time you’ll have a feast in a Chinese or Japanese restaurant. Just follow the guide supplied by Just-Eat.com. A kid can mimic the instructions just by looking at the graphics, so I’m confident you can say – got it! – once you scan through the drawings.
Sources: Hungry History and Just-Eat.com
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