With the rise of Pho and popularity of other soup-and-stuff dishes, the time seems right for this useful adaptation of classic chop sticks to serve as soup straws. And in some cultures, slurping loudly is not just acceptable but expected, so try not to worry too much when you get toward the bottom of your bowl.

A series of small and stylistically-integrated holes at the bottom (narrow end) of each stick give way to a hollowed-out passage leading up to the the broader end you typically hold, making it easy to switch between picking up and sucking up food from below.

From their designer, Julian Lechner: “Chopsticks that are also straws is the simple, functional conceptbehind the Soup Sticks. A product proposal aimed at improving the eating experience by allowing solids and liquids to be easily consumed with a single implement.”