12 unique eating rules around the world

Eating by the right hand in India or not eating before the elderly in Korea are the rules you should remember. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.


India: In a meal in India, you use the left hand to hold the plate, the right hand to pick up the food and do not put your finger in the mouth. A strict rule of Indian cuisine is absolutely not using your left hand to hold food, even kitchen utensils.


France: A French meal always serves bread from the start but is not an appetizer. French people sip bread before eating the main course. In order not to be rude, you should tear the bread into small pieces instead of biting the loaf. Also, go eat with the French you should not recommend sharing the bill. For them, sharing bills shows a lack of sophistication.


Mexico: Taco is a traditional Mexican dish with a crunchy crust made from corn flour or wheat flour and an inner core with a variety of options. For Mexicans, the use of knives and forks to eat taco is a silly act. Therefore, you should remember this rule of eating specialty by hand when traveling the country of Mayan civilization.


Portugal: During this Western European meal, you should not ask for salt and pepper if spices are not available on the table. With a nation that boasts national cuisine like the Portuguese, they claim that the requirements related to seasoning are offensive to the chef.


China: Chinese people never flip fish when they eat one side, as this will bring bad luck. You should remember this rule when eating in China. In addition, we often think eating the food on the plate is a good manner. However, in China, you should leave a little food on the plate because it indicates that you are satisfied and served excessively.


Bulgaria: Having dinner at Bulgarian house, you should not bring gifts as golden flowers. For the people of this country, yellow flowers symbolize hatred.


Japan: The Japanese attach great importance to the rules of using chopsticks. Actions such as crossing, licking chopsticks (when stopped eating) are considered rude on the table. However, when eating noodles and soups, slurping shows off your appreciation for the chef. The more loudly you slurp, the more you show satisfaction with the food.


Korea: During the meal in Korea, older people usually eat beforehand, then everyone starts to eat. This shows respect for adults and also a typical Korean culture. Also, use two hands or place your left hand under your right wrist when you receive food or drink from someone else to keep you polite.


Russia: When the Russians invite wine, it is a sign of friendliness and trust, you should receive wine as well as receive their hospitality. Russians drink pure vodka, usually do not add ice. They think that if mixed with anything will ruin the purity of vodka (beer is the only exception).


Chile: Eating by hand is considered to be a lack of sophistication and respect for others in Chile. You must use the knife and fork professionally in this country, even if you eat fries.


Ethiopia: For Ethiopian people, the style of family dining is up one level. Everyone shared the food on a large plate and did not need any more dishes.


Afghanistan: In Afghanistan, if you drop the bread, you should pick it up immediately. Then, you should kiss the bread and place it on your forehead before placing it back to any position, not the floor.

By: Scarlet Johnson

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