They may not have noticed, but the two eldest at the table first the man, then the woman were first to pour tea, the woman offering towels to guests and opening the meal. All reverence is paid to elders and dead ancestors.
One thing I have found fascinating is how far they can stretch the simplest and strangest of food. One lobster can feed eight, some dough and chicken broth and pre-cooked meat and you have dim sum for 20.
What most don't know is that each dish is carefully considered to be an interesting mixture of flavors, colors and textures. unlike our meals, they are they primarily to eat, not wax on small talk. Interesting too is that most Asians are predisposed to being thin and living long lives, which I attribute to diet.
Chopsticks are really easy to master. It was cruel of them and maybe even deliberate not to provide an alternative or at least give simple instructions. Anyone can get the job done more efficiently than with a fork when taught how to hold them, after that it's like writing with a pen.