Never point at someone with your index finger whilst using chopsticks, this is considered to be very rude.
Never bang your chopsticks on the side of a bowl or plate, the saying goes ‘tapping bowls and you’ll be a beggar for life’. In the past only beggars tapped bowls to attract the attention of passers-by.
Don’t use the reverse end of your chopsticks, this means that you are too hungry to pay attention to table manners.
Roughly 20 million pairs of chopsticks are used annually, with the majority being used in Japan. The most common material used to manufacture chopsticks is aspen wood, which are the disposable type found in restaurants. The aspen tree is part of the willow family and can be grown in a number of different environments, which is another reason for using this material as it is easily sustainable.
Many of the restaurants Takeaway Packaging supply want to brand their chopsticks, opting for each pair to be supplied in a printed paper sleeve. The branded sleeves offer a level of hygiene and are an excellent way to get your name out there.