Thailand chopsticks term, from the culinary point of
view, it refers to a pair of small sticks,
identical, with a sharp head, used to handle the
pieces of food and to eat.
made of wood, metal, plastic, bamboo, tusk or
Thailand, Indonesia, Philippine, Cambodia, Malaysia
and Burma the sticks are rarely used, the fork and
the spoon being more popular.
different types of Thailand chopsticks, classified
based on size, the head’s shape and the material
used at their fabrication.
The long ones have 3-40 cm and are used at cooking
especially in the deep-fry procedure.
The short ones have about 20 cm and are
used at eating and the sharp ones with a blunt or sharper
head. There is a large variety of materials used at Thailand
chopsticks fabrication. The ones made of bamboo and wood are
cheap, and due to the matte surface, have the ability of
taking the food well.
Almost all the
Thailand chopsticks are made of wood or bamboo,
which exist in the varnished variant, especially in
restaurants. They are usually brought in one piece
of wood and have to be broken in two by the user
(the fact that they are bound proves that they are
new). The plastic chopsticks are cheaper and
resistant but not as efficient as the wood and
bamboo ones because they have a more lubricious
surface. The chopsticks made of metal are more
durable and easy to clean. They are also more
expansive. The ones of tusk, gold, silver and jade
are luxury products and the wood and bamboo
chopsticks can be painted or varnished to be decked
and weather proof.
For a better
adherence, the metal chopsticks have a frosted surface. The
expansive chopsticks are bounded sometimes one of another
with a little chain to stop their separation.
Don’t use the Thailand chopsticks to make noise, to
get yourself noticed, to gesticulate or to move the
plates. They are also not used to prick the food,
excepting the big pieces, the cherry tomatoes, the
kimchi vegetables or the meatballs. The
traditionalists don’t ever use the chopsticks to
prick. Don’t let the Thailand chopsticks to stay
vertical in a bowl. Any object similar to a stick
upward looks like the aromatic sticks that are
offered to the members of a family in which decease
happened. The chopsticks should never be placed
crossbred on a table because it means death. If the
chopsticks are placed in the spoon’s left on the
it’s only for the family’s deceased
members. Don’t use the Thailand chopsticks to dig up the
food in a common bowl and don’t take the food from the
common bowl to get it to the mouth; place it first in the
own plate. After you unbind the Thailand chopsticks, don’t
gall them one of another; this thing means that their
surface was not polished, being a criticism for the host who
put cheap chopsticks on the table.