Chopsticks (Kuàizǐ 筷子)

Haiwang YUAN

A pair of chopsticks decorated with cloisonné enamel, and held in the traditional manner. Diners in Westernized Chinese restaurants, used to paper-wrapped disposable chopsticks, might be surprised to see chopsticks so fancifully embellished—and either intimidated or amused by the formal etiquette surrounding their use. Do not, for instance, point them at people, or allow sauces to drip from them, or use them by their wrong ends, or rest them upright in a….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:30+00:00 January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Cuisine, History, Arts, and Culture|Comments Off on Chopsticks (Kuàizǐ 筷子)

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