Japanese people use chopsticks almost all the time. Here’s the foods they eat with chopsticks, and which they don’t. Some of them might be unexpected for you. You can also learn how to use them.
They use chopsticks when they eat…
Not everybody eats sushi with chopsticks, but many people do in Japan. It’s a matter of preference. Some people say you have to eat with your hands, but there’s no rule or manner about it.
Of course, they eat rice with chopsticks. Most Japanese people eat rice everyday.
Japanese people prefer to eat fried eggs with chopsticks because it is easy to cut soft foods with chopsticks. Also, it’s common to eat fried eggs with rice, so they don’t want to use other utensils to eat.
As previously mentioned, chopsticks make it easy to cut things, so this soft dish is eaten with them. Hamburg steak is a common home-cooked meal in Japan.
Japanese people hold up the bowl to drink the liquid portion of the soup, and they just use chopsticks to eat the stuff inside.
They don’t use chopsticks when they eat…
Curry and rice is one of popular meal in Japan. Even though it’s cooked with rice, Japanese people use spoon to eat it. The thing is it’s simply impossible to eat it with chopsticks.
Although Japanese people are the professionals of cutting things with chopsticks, steaks are a little too hard. Forks and knives are always used for steaks.
Absolutely not. I want to see someone eating hamburger with chopsticks, though.
This dish is different, in that it can be eaten with chopsticks, but it isn’t. People like to use Chinese spoons to eat it.
They might use chopsticks when they eat…
Not many people use chopsticks for pasta, but there some restaurants that recommend that you do.
A few Japanese people like to use chopsticks for potato chips, in order to avoid getting their hands oily. This is especially useful when playing video games or using computers.B
How to use chopsticks
If you don’t know how to use chopsticks correctly, this video teaches you!