Food chopsticks are a pair of small, tapered sticks of equal length that are generally believed to have originated in ancient China and are traditionally used as cutlery or food utensils in various East and South Asian countries. oriental (in particular China, Japan, Korea) Outside these areas, chopsticks are mainly found in restaurants offering dishes from the cuisines originating from these countries. Such utensils are commonly made of wood, bamboo, metal, bone, ivory and, in modern times, even plastic. The pair of sticks is operated with one hand - between the thumb and the other fingers - and is used to take small amounts of food.