paper chopstick rest
photo: anthony giglio

From Anthony Giglio: “Was in Atlantic City this weekend having dinner at Buddakhan. They gave us chopsticks but nowhere to rest them! Then I saw my friend had used the paper wrapper to make an improv one. Thought of you. Not earth shattering… but fun.” 

We have a friend who makes elaborately folded origami-like chopstick rests that we can never duplicate and find ourselves improvising strangely shaped ones that more often than not don’t work very well.  We like this simple A-frame. Fold the paper in thirds crosswise, then in half lengthwise to make a V.

We also love the wonderful picture made by some cool phone app…just like that…in the moment, sitting in a restaurant…

Thanks, Anthony!! (wherever you are)

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2 replies on “folded paper chopstick rest

  1. I do this! But only because I have never mastered my husband’s much more elaborate version, in which he folds and quills the wrapper with the aid of the chopsticks. It looks like paper wrought iron, and he executes it in about 15 seconds.

  2. Nice, but they look like they are backwards. The part you put into your mouth should be on the chopstick rest. You can also take the paper that throwaway chopsticks come in and tie it into a rest.

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