Why do some Eastern Countries use Chopsticks?

Ever wondered why are chopsticks so prominent in the East, especially China, Japan and Korea. The tradition started a long time ago, many ask why didn’t they just use standard cutlery like the Europeans or vice-versa. The Chinese did consider the practice of cutting a carcass on a table a bit barbaric. A Chinese proverb said the following “We sit at the dinner table to eat and not cut up a carcass.”, the meaning was eating should be simplified and so foot was cut into tiny pieces before being served or put on a meal. Since then Chopstick became the perfect utility to bring small pieces of meat to your mouth.

In most eastern countries where Chopsticks are used, they each have a different kind of chopstick. Most people use chopsticks for most meals but rice is a very common dish so spoons are used too.

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