Chinese table manners
These are mostly concerned with the use of chopsticks. Otherwise generally Chinese table manners are rather more informal, what would be considered rude in other cultures such as talking with the mouth full may be acceptable but better not to do so.
* Chopsticks must always be held in the correct manner. It should be held between the thumb and fingers of the right hand,
* Chopsticks are traditionally held in the right hand only, even by the left-handed. Although chopsticks may now be found in either hand, a few still consider left-handed chopstick use improper etiquette. One explanation for the treatment of such usage as improper is that this can symbolise argument, as the chopsticks may collide between the left-handed and right-handed user.
* When communal chopsticks are supplied with shared plates of food, it is considered impolite to use your own chopsticks to //yjbys.com/picmunal chopsticks. An exception to this rule is made in intimate family dinners where family members may not mind the use of one‘s own chopsticks to transfer food.
* It is considered impolite to use the blunt end of the chopsticks to transfer food from a common dish to your own plate or bowl. Use the communal chopsticks instead.
* Never wave your chopsticks around as if they were an extension of your hand gestures, bang them like drumsticks, or use them to move bowls or plates.
* Decide what to pick up before reaching with chopsticks. Do not hover around or poke looking for special ingredients. After you have picked up an item, do not put it back in the dish.
* When picking up a piece of food, never use the tips of your chopsticks to poke through the food