Chinese Chopsticks Party Challenge
August 21, 2012 by Andreea Cojocariu
Help savor the spirit of summer with a fun, new party challenge! We all know the best parties include great company, a great theme and of course lots of great food. We can help you with the theme and delicious recipes and we’re sure you’ve got the top notch company covered!
Are you ready for this theme? We challenge you to take on the the Chopstick Challenge
. What does that mean? It means the only utensils allowed at this party are chopstick sets
. Pretty awesome right?? Now you’re probably going to need some chopstick sets, maybe several depending on the size of your guest list. The idea is to serve food you can practice eating with chopsticks and have a little fun while doing so!
There are a lot of recipes that would work perfectly for a chopstick challenge so we’ve compiled a few to help you create your menu. To help celebrate the culture of China and the chopsticks traditionally used to eat Chinese cuisine, the main dishes are mostly Chinese in nature but you can make anything you think you could eat with chopsticks. Just keep your party guests and new users of chopsticks in mind when searching through recipes.
While we may think of chopsticks being used with Chinese cuisine, there are lots of American appetizers that would be perfect for a chopstick challenge. The ever popular little smokies, meatballs, spinach balls, mini crab cakes, or three cheese mini macs
are sure to be a party hit. You may also want to try spinach and bri topped artichoke hearts
too. Are we making you hungry yet? 🙂 As we’ve mentioned before, really any miniature food will work, just keep chopstick usability in mind as you determine what to put on your menu.
Fore more traditional Chinese cuisine, try these appetizers:
A variety of main dishes will ensure your guests can get a lot of practice with their chopsticks. We’ve compiled this list of a few of our favorites to get you started, and would love to hear if you try anything else! We’ve chosen these recipes based on short prep time and affordability.
Oh the Veggies!You can’t forget the green, the leafy, and the good for you stuff. Green beans, fried or steamed veggies can be easily managed with chopsticks, even for those just beginning.
Chinese vegetable appetizers include:
Although sweets are not a big part of Chinese culture or cuisine, there are plenty that you can serve to your chopstick challenge party guests. Mini cheesecakes, tarts, cake bites, mini pies, or fruit are all perfect ideas. Essentially anything bite size works well for chopsticks. Cake or brownies
would work for easy to pick up bite sized bits. For tarts, think fruit tarts like lemon, raspberry, or blackberry. If you want to make mini pies, just make sure the crusts are sturdy enough to be picked up.
So there you have it, a Chinese
chopstick themed party. To prepare for your party, consider getting Chinese chopstick sets. Party People
would be great for a group new to chopsticks since they’re one piece as well as easily distinguishable for each person. Our Double Happiness
chopsticks come with 10 sets of chopsticks making them ideal for a larger gathering or celebration. We would love to hear if you give it a try!