When you think the Asian people, probably you will suppose they are good at chopstick. Yes it is true. But we are not born with good at chopsticks. Korean usually start learning chopstick when they are 3~4 years old that since that age naturally having practice in every meal. In my case, I got used to the chopstick and did quite well, when I was 7~8 years old.:)
Today I will introduce about special chopstick tool which Korean children use when learning the chopstick and also the other kinds of interesting chopstick tool.
4 kinds of Chopstick tools
1) Edison Chopstick
Early 2000s the Korea company get patent of this Edison chopstick. It is good for training. the chopstick because the rings in the chopstick help for fingers to keep still. The way of using it is put the forefinger and middle finger in each chopstick’s ring.
However some of the Korean adults are still poor at using chopstick or the position of using it is not right as below picture. The left position is not right because the chopstick is crossed. The right position is holding the chopstick too low that it is not right.
Accordingly, there is Edison chopstick which is for adult.
The way of using it is as same as the children one. Put the forefinger, middle finger in each ring.
Usually the children who are not good at chopstick use this. When I was in elementary school, some of my friends used and it seemed easy to grab the food.
The way of using it is, when you want to grab the food just use as the tongs, and if you want to eat the soup, make no space between the tools and lift it.
3) One ring chopstick
When using the Edison chopstick gets used to it, one ring chopstick is good for next step of practicing the chopstick. It has only one ring that you have to fix the rest of the fingers well. Use when someone is possible to control the power of handling the chopstick and if it is possible to move the fingers quite freely. This is also the popular kinds of the chopstick for kids to practice.
4) Chopstick tongs
This chopstick tongs are not common, but it is easy to use it. Especially the one you can see in the picture has both spoon and chopstick. 🙂 If you want to grab the food, use as the tongs and if you want to drink a soup, grab it in opposite way and use it.
Thanks for reading and if you want to learn the chopstick, I recommend the Edison chopstick. 🙂