Learning to eat with chopsticks is inevitable if you’re planning to travel to Japan, North, or Southeast Asia. You don't even need to look that far. With the trendy sushi restaurants all over Europe and America, you've probably seen people comfortably eating with the sticks, at least to the level of food landing in their mouth, not on the table.
Place the wedge somewhere around the middle of your sticks. Then take a rubber band. Wrap it around until the wedge is tightly secured in place. We used the bottle cork. Now all you have to do is squeeze the sticks together to pick up your food; no complicated finger manoeuvring required.
Weighing in as the most widely accepted chopstick technique, The Pro relies on the top stick being held like a pencil; resting between your middle and pointer finger and extending up over your lowest pointer knuckle. The bottom stick runs along the webbing between your thumb, and pointer and lies comfortably on the upper broad side of your ring finger.
The basic hand positioning is the same as in Pro technique, though rather than resting. Both sticks ends should have contact with your fingertips. The top one with your middle finger, and the bottom with your ring finger, leaving your pointer finger free to direct the force. This technique offers powerful control options but the risks are higher.
Finally, each country you visit will have some unwritten etiquette rules involving the sticks. One common tenet is to not leave your chopsticks standing upright in your bowl as this is often how food or burning incense sticks are offered to ancestors.
Another faux paux is sticking chopsticks in your food.