When it comes to eating, everyone’s got a different style. But when it comes to table manners, what is polite in Thailand might be a taboo Italy. Here’s a lowdown on some of the weirdest food etiquette from around the world:
1. Using a fork in Thailand: It is considered rude to use a fork to put food in your mouth. The fork is used just to push food onto the spoon.
2. Slurping noodles/soup in Japan: In Japan while eating noodles, people slurp as it is said that enhances the flavor. Not slurping is considered rude in Japan and shows that you are not enjoying the meal.
3. Seniors eat first in South Korea: In South Korea, nobody starts eating until the oldest or most senior person of the family takes a bite. In case, there are two people of same age, they will check the time they were born at.
4. Seafood sans cheese in Italy: You can’t ask to top your seafood with cheese in Italy. It is believed that if you mix cheese and fish, you will swim with the fish.
5. Burp while eating in China: In China, burping while eating is a sign of appreciation for the food.
6. Empty plate in China: Though in some cultures it is the sign of appreciation, in China it is considered rude to empty your plate. It means that you weren’t fed enough.
7. Cut salad with a knife in France: When eating a salad in France, proper etiquette is to fold the salad leaves onto your fork. Cutting salad with a knife is considered rude.
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