Dragonfly Restaurants “Our Table” Blog Post: National Chopstick day 2018

Posted on: 02.07.2018

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Let’s Celebrate Chopsticks!

When it comes time to dine, there are a few things you should always expect on the table, right? A fork, a knife, a spoon, and a napkin of course. However, here at Dragonfly you should expect something else next to your plate: chopsticks. (And not just because today, February 6, 2018 happens to be #NationalChopsticksDay)

Chopsticks date back to ancient China, more than 3,000 years ago. They were first recognized as large brass utensils used for cooking, not as eating utensils. In Japanese history, the type of chopsticks used was once a sign of wealth. The rich would use chopsticks made from materials such as ivory and silver; while others used the wooden or bamboo type we see most often today. Though, no matter what type of chopsticks you are using, we think your meal wouldn’t be the same without them—especially if you want an authentic Japanese experience.

If you’re always the one person asking for a fork and knife while your friends show off their dexterity, we’ve got your back. Here are a few tips on how to master chopsticks. It may be easier than you think.

A big tip to remember when using chopsticks is, only the top stick will move. Now play around to test out your control. With chopsticks, practice makes perfect. Give it some time and a little patience and we guarantee you’ll be putting down that fork and knife on your next visit.