Food lovers give the chopstick a makeover for the modern world

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For thousands of years, chopsticks have been in use in many Asian countries like Japan, China, Vietnam, and Korea. They are nothing but two simple sticks, generally made of wood, metal or porcelain, used in pair for holding and raising food to the mouth.

These traditional eating utensils are now going through a series of splendid makeovers to look brilliant and help even novice foodies eat Asian delicacies efficiently. Designers are amalgamating style, uniqueness and technology together for making the best modern chopsticks. In the following, we take a look at some of the designs that change the form of the chopstick.

Solid carbon fiber chopsticks

Solid carbon fiber chopsticks

The carbon fiber made chopsticks are a pleasure to behold due to the unique textural design they have. The effect of solidified carbon fiber looks attractive and it is safe to be used for food consumption. The Chopsticks are 8.5 inch long and 0.25 inch thick. The carbon fiber has been collected from a renowned aerospace company that makes 12X40 inch pieces of this material by spending $60,000. The chopsticks can be heated to temperatures as high as 400 degrees without any damage.

 Mater angle chopsticks

Mater angle chopsticks

The designers of these stylish chopsticks have applied the rules of ergonomics appropriately for making it look interesting and work efficiently. One pair of the Mater Angle Chopsticks will cost you $35 but they can enhance the elegance quotient of your dining table if you are serving Asian food. The chopsticks come with a lovely little rest made with lacquered bamboo.

 Kinbashi gold chopsticks

Kinbashi gold chopsticks

A store specializing in chopsticks has designed a unique disposable chopstick that can literally spread gold on your food. The Kinbashi Gold Chopsticks are made of simple bamboo but when you open them to raise food, real gold leaves are showered on your food. Sadly, it is only for one time use. Each pair will cost you $40.

 24K gold vermeil chopsticks

24K gold vermeil chopsticks

Chopsticks are simple eating utensils and there is generally little interest towards making them look ornate. However, little interest does not mean that ornate chopsticks are not made. House of Solid Gold has launched the 24k Gold Chopsticks that look exquisite and fit for the fingers of kings and queens. The chopsticks are made with pure silver followed up with a plating of 24k gold. The 3D floating display case of these unique chopsticks makes it more attractive.

 The brunton flipsticks1

The brunton flipsticks

If you are an ardent fan of chopsticks and cannot eat without your own pair, then consider buying the unique and smart Folding Chopsticks. These chopsticks are good for people who like to carry their own pair everywhere. The disposable chopsticks offered at the Asian restaurants are made of low quality wood. Often, the wood fibers in those chopsticks mix with your food. Carry the easily foldable chopsticks for safely consuming food at any place. The body of this chopstick is made of bamboo and its holding ends are made of stainless steel.

 Eyeglass chopsticks

Eyeglass chopsticks

For forgetful people, Eyeglass Chopsticks are the ideal ones. You can carry this kind of chopsticks conveniently if you are shortsighted by inserting them inside handles of the specially designed spectacles. Designer Brad Gressel has tried to ensure that forgetful people users never miss chopsticks for their food.

 Nendo Rassen chopsticks

Nendo Rassen chopsticks

The gorgeous Nendo Rassen Chopsticks are made by following the traditional lacquered chopstick making techniques used in Japan’s Fukui Prefecture. When not in use, the two chopsticks are joined together to form one unique stick. When you want to eat simply separate the sticks. The portion of the chopsticks that you hold is spiral in design.

 The fork and knife chopstick

The fork and knife chopstick

All types of foods cannot be eaten with Chopsticks. They were designed for holding small pieces of foods and little morsels. You cannot cut or spear food with it. The Fork and Knife Chopstick solves these issues. You can use it as a fork and knife for regular food, and if you want to have Asian meals then just slide down the fork inside the slot at the side of the fork. Eat with the easy to hold hinged chopstick.

 NunChaku chopsticks

NunChaku chopsticks

If you are possessive about every morsel of food on your plate and don’t want to share then buy the $6 per piece Nunchop Chopsticks. It is a unique combination of chopsticks and a small nunchaku. Simply put, it is a fun little product geared towards the dining table warrior.