Unfortunately, I have seen many people waste their evening away fumbling with chopsticks in Japanese restaurants. If you are one these people and you want to enjoy your Japanese gastronomic experience to the fullest, then you should spend hours and hours learning how to use them sticks.
There’s an easy way, though, and that’s if you get yourself the Combi Chopsticks Trainer Set. This set is actually meant for children 3 years and older but hey, as long as you’re above 3 years old, it should be all right to use them!
The chopsticks trainer set is designed in such a way that even a child can learn how to use the utensils easily. First, it teaches comfortable placement of the sticks in one’s hand. This is done by using the silicone bridge that comes with it. You are ready for the second step – removing the silicone bridge – when you feel comfortable with the sticks in your hand. The third and last step is to remove the thing that keeps the sticks together. At this point, you should be able to use a “real” set of chopsticks at your favorite Japanese restaurant.
Pretty cool – and only for $6.99!