Cooking chopsticks are something that once you use them you aren’t sure how you got along with out them in the past. Now I have to warn you up front, you should be already proficient with regular chopsticks before stepping up to the stove with a pair of these. But if you can pull it off it will be worth it.
From Joyce Chen comes the “Taste N Cook” 13-Inch burnished bamboo chopsticks. These aren’t exactly dishwasher safe but will last a very long time with the occasional food oil treatment to keep them from drying out. The tiny fork and spoon ends re-enforce the old adage that you need to taste your food while cooking. They are a little short for working with large pot meals but are perfect for frying and smaller dishes. Really good for Shabu Shabu and other soups of that style.