In Chinese philosophy, using chopsticks is one of the most basic table manners. It requires the use of the hands and the senses. Your body controls the chopsticks and by means of Sensory auctions, and oracle acues, you can’t use chopsticks if your throat is blocked. Here are a few things to remember when enjoying the hobby with chopsticks.
First, you need to unburden your handedness. Always hold the chopsticks upright. Never let your chopsticks “drag” across the table.
Be gentle with your chopsticks. A high paced chopstick game can be tiring.
Chopsticks are usually eaten with your fingers only, so keep your index and thumb in the same place for as long as you can.
If you can’t keep your chopsticks from crossing you must move your hand downwards in alternating directions. Keep the upper chopstick on the plate, never let the lower chopstick lean over backward. Place the upper chopstick on the table surface, then lean backward, while keeping the lower chopstick stable.
You can use your fingers to control where the lower chopstick goes.
To eat rice, first fold the top edge of the rice packet, grab the lower one with your middle finger and pull it apart. Next, you need to break apart the two sides. Then use the upper chopstick to push the rice into the lower one. Both chopsticks must be the same length at the end.
When you are finished with one side, place the end back on the plate. Then use the upper chopstick to push the rice into the bowl. Both chopsticks must be the same length at the end.
To cut lean meat or vegetables, use the middle and index fingers. Place the food on the roasting pan, then lean it back in towards the center. The chopsticks should remain at the edges of the pan.
When you are finished with one side of the roasting pan, place the end back on the plate. Then use the upper chopstick to push the rice into the bowl. Both chopsticks must be the same length at the end.
To measure the food, rub the tip of the chopsticks together. The length of the chopsticks should be greater than the thickness of the food.
The foods are always cut into the same thickness, so you may also need to break up the foods before cooking to achieve the desired thickness.
Popular foods such as rice and noodles are usually involved in these cooking tips. You may also know that some foods need to be pre-cooked before the cooking begins. This is commonly done for foods that have large main ingredients such as chicken or beef.
The material used in making chopsticks is usually bamboo. Once trimmed, the tips are turned into a blade, then left to coagulate into little strips. The strips are used to pick up the food.
Instead of being eaten by hand, cook the food in the microwave. The most common reason to cook with the microwave is that it is faster. Cooked food tumbles down almost immediately into a hot oven.
If you are making soup, it is very important that you cook the soup for a long time. The soup needs to be boiled until it turns thick in size. The pre-cooking actually adds flavor to the soup.
You can do the same with a burger. Put the meat in a microwave safe dish, add some soup, turn it on high for a few seconds, then add a bunch of cheese. microwaves can’t cook cheese for more than a few seconds.
Here are some more tips.
Lead chopsticks are usually used in place of a fork. This is because they are shorter and easier to maneuver.
Put a small amount of salt on the salt shaker. This will enhance the taste of the cocktail.
Look at the rim of the bowl before adding the salt. This will help prevent the salt from clumping.
If you are using a metal spoon, put it into the soup and stir with a fork.
The set of chopsticks used in combination with a fork has a different feel. Simply hold the chopsticks in place while crossing the soup spoon over the top.