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You Will Need
- Serving utensils
- Social tact
Don't rub your chopsticks together, unless they are disposable and you can see splinters. Doing this with quality chopsticks insults the host by indicating that you think the chopsticks are cheap.
Refrain from play
Refrain from using your chopsticks for anything other than eating. Don't roll them on the table like drumsticks or use them to stir your food.
Don't stand them up
Don't stick your chopsticks upright in your rice. Buddhists do this only when making a solemn offering to the dead at a temple.
Never spear food
Never use a chopstick to spear food.
Use serving utensils
Always use serving utensils to take food from a communal plate instead of using your chopsticks.
Don't act overly hungry
Don't suck on your chopsticks.
Don't point at people or things with your chopsticks –it's impolite to point.