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Have you ever use chopsticks to eat? Do you know how to eat noodles with chopsticks properly? If not, read this article of BestLifeTips. We will guide you on the right steps in using chopsticks to eat noodle.
Is it hard to eat noodles with chopsticks?
It’s not hard to eat noodles with chopsticks. It just takes time to practice. Using chopsticks requires the use of 80-odd joints and more than 50 muscles in your shoulder, arm, hand and fingers. It also requires the use of cranial nerves. You shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. Learning to use chopsticks will take a little practice unless you grew up using chopsticks.
How to use chopsticks to eat?
Step 1: Pick one of the chopstick and place it at the connected point of your index finger and your thumb.
Lay the broad end of the chopstick in the place where your thumb and index finger connect. Rest the narrow end between the base of your thumb and the side of your ring finger. It’s similar to holding a pen, but a bit lower.
Step 2: Grip the second chopstick with your index finger and thumb.
Place your thumb over the side of the second chopstick so that it rests above the first one. Adjust your grip to a comfortable position. Make sure the narrow tips of the chopsticks are even with each other to be able to pick the food.
Step 3: Practice to open and close the chopsticks. Make sure the broad ends of the chopsticks do not make an X as this will make it difficult to pick up the food.
Try to move the chopsticks up and down with your hand but maintaining the same position, experimenting with levels of grip. Then find yourself the most comfortable way to use it.
Step 4: Try to pick up the food with your chopsticks. Start picking the food from a 45° angle may be the easiest way. Once you have it steady, lift it up. If it feels unstable, put it down and try again.
How to eat with chopsticks for beginners?
Step 1: Hold the upper chopstick like a pencil, about one-third of the way from its top.
Step 2: Place the second chopstick against your middle finger. You can also place it against your ring finger if you find it easier. Hold it with the base of the thumb. It should be pointing the same way as the first chopstick.
Step 3: Move the upper chopstick with your thumb, index, and middle fingers. Grab food between the lower and upper chopsticks.
How to eat noodles with chopsticks?
Here are steps on how to eat noodles with chopsticks you should know, especially for beginners.
Step 1: Split the chopsticks if they stick with each other. Many restaurants offer a pair that still stick with each other at the bottom. Grab one chopstick in each hand and pull them apart gently.
Step 2: Use your dominant hand to hold the chopsticks. Curl your pinky and ring finger in toward your palm and set the chopstick so that it is resting against the first knuckle on your ring finger.
Then hold the end of the chopstick in between your thumb and index finger. Hold the chopstick so that there is about 1 to 2 inches (2.5-5.1 cm) of chopstick sticking out between your thumb and index finger.
Step 3: Curl your middle finger toward your palm and lay the second chopstick against the first knuckle on that finger. Then hold the end of the chopstick between your thumb and index finger so that the two chopsticks are parallel.
Keep the end of the chopstick about 1 to 2 inches from your fingers. If your chopsticks are crossed, readjust how you’re holding them.
Step 4: Move your middle finger up and down to control your chopsticks. Let the bottom chopstick stay still. If you’re practicing at home, use tape to secure the bottom chopstick so that it can’t be moved.
Step 5: Keep the bottoms of the chopsticks separate from one another to make it easy when grabbing the food. If you find that the chopsticks are becoming crossed when you eat, readjust your position so that they are parallel again.
Step 6: Use your chopsticks to pull a small amount of noodles from the bowl. Pull the noodles upwards and away from the rest of the bowl. If the noodles are very long, just let it be.
How to eat noodles with chopsticks and spoon?
You should use chopsticks and a soup spoon for dishes like noodles or Pho. Using your dominant hand to hold the chopsticks and use the other hand to hold the soup spoon.
Pull a small amount of noodles from the bowl and then gently place the noodles into the spoon with your chopsticks. You can dip spoon of noodles back underneath the surface to get more of the flavor onto them. Then eat the noodles from there along with some broth. If there is a sauce, try brushing the noodles against it.
Instead of putting the noodles into the spoon first, you can use your chopsticks to lift the noodles and slurp them, then slurp the broth by using your spoon. Then remove your chopsticks from the noodles and start slurping.
For beginners, you may not know how to eat noodles with chopsticks. But don’t worry. Using chopsticks to eat is not hard. It just takes time for praticing. Leave a comment below to share with BestLifeTips how you use chopsticks to eat.