Written in 2014
How I ate before coming to China was second nature. To pick up food all you have to do is stab it with a fork, scoop it with a spoon, or slice it with a knife. Simple. Coming to China has added an extra challenge to the whole “fueling-your-body-game.” The challenge: chopsticks. As you can see in the video below (my first meal in China) I was clearly struggling. You would think maneuvering two sticks with your hand to eat would be easy….but hahaha…for me…well you can see for yourself.
I have been here for a week and my chopsticks game has improved. I’ve learned how to hold chopsticks and picking up food is not as difficult.
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Until next time,
It takes practice – and my son is going through the same skill gaining exercise as you (as we all did when Asian food moved in to our western lives 🙂 The good news is – you’re unlikely to over eat because your arms get tired first 😉
There’s a hard way and easy way to use them. Fast chopsticks for beginners! – Much easier to show you but I’ll try to describe the method. Wedge one chopstick between your second finger and thumb tips letting the back end rest against your hand (in a triangle shape). This chop stick doesn’t move. Insert the other chopstick parallel resting between your thumb tip and index finger, by simply moving your index finger up and down you get easy control – take all of two minutes to learn. (Chinese people always want to teach you the “proper way” but I had a good friend! ha!)
Thanks so much for visiting and following my travel blog. Thrilled for you and your move to China. I’ll enjoy following how it goes.