10th December 2018

The history of chopsticks, explained by the best restaurant in Parramatta

Since at least 1200 B.C. the Chinese have been using chopsticks as important cooking and eating utensils. Now a day, placed on each table at the best restaurant in Parramatta, paper wrapped bamboo sets are an important and iconic symbol of Chinese cuisine, however there’s more to chopsticks than most people know.

The first known chopsticks were believed to have been found in the fable ruins of Yin, the Henan province at one of the tomb sites. At first, the chefs at our Chinese restaurant in Parramatta believe that chopsticks were only used for reaching into deep boiling pots of water and oil. It wasn’t until A.D. 400 that people began eating with them. The reason they became eating utensils is because Chinese cooks began chopping food into smaller pieces in order to save costs.

Knives also became obsolete in China, just like in our Paramatta Chinese restaurant, due to the teachings of Confucius. Confucius was a vegetarian that believed sharp utensils at the dinner table would remind eaters of the slaughterhouse. He also believed that knives evoked violence and warfare which shouldn’t be thought of at the dinner table, resulting in the widespread use of chopsticks in Asia.

With that knew knowledge in mind, come make use of our chopsticks by booking a table at the best restaurant in Parramatta.