Every country has their own rules and cultures, even in dining. When you're eating a meal in other country, it's very important to know their rules on the table to not get blow away. We have found out 10 rules of dining etiquette from around the world that could help you become an expert on the table wherever you having dinner at.
After every few miles we discover a new culture that makes us more eager to know more about the place and the people. But don't stop there. There's a whole lot around the food that you're eating you need to pay attention to. Do not overlook the rules of dining etiquette.
So pack your bags later, first read up on these important rules of dining etiquette from around the world:
1. Slurping your noodles or soup loudly in Japan is taken as a compliment to the chef who cooked you that delicious meal. It means you're really enjoying your food.
2. Splitting the bill in France can seem offensive even unsophisticated to the people you are eating or drinking with. If you plan to take out your wallet from your pocket, pay the entire bill or else just don't.
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3. Don't ask for extra cheese on your pizza when in Italy. You'll definitely get weird looks. In fact, you shouldn't ask for anything extra after you've started eating your meal. And while you're there, skip the ketchup, hot sauce and mustard, too.
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4. Much like Indians, Mexicans prefer to eat with their hands. In fact, using a fork or a knife can make you seem snobby.
5. But if you were to touch your food with your hands in Chile, you'd be seen as the ill-mannered donkey. This applies to fries as well.
6. In Korea, people wait for their elders to start their meals first.
7. Do NOT ask for salt and pepper in Portugal. If you do, the chef will get offended and that's the last thing you'd want to do with to the person making your food.
8. And never ever turn down a drink when in Russia. Here, offering a drink to someone is a sign of trust and friendship. So if you are offered one, take it and gulp it.
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9. Leave a little food on your plate in China and Columbia. It's considered rude to leave an empty plate because it's as if you're telling your host that he or she didn't give you enough food.
10. No business talks on the table in Australia, please. Aussies do not prefer having work talks during a meal. So leave it at the door.
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