10 Eating Traditions Around The World
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Food will always be loved by almost everyone in the world. It may even serve as an art because of the cuts, flavours, and techniques done while cooking. We all have certain grand celebrations that mark a huge part in our lives, some opt to rent a venue, hire catering here in Manila, and throw out the best parties they can and eating will always be something to look forward to.
To add to your food knowledge, here are a number of known eating traditions done in different parts of the world.
Forks should not be used to eat and only has to help the person put the food on their spoon. Eating with a fork is considered as a rude act.
Anime-lovers might already be aware that slurping noodles is considered as an acceptable act in their country, believing that it indicates the eater loved the food and how they said it can make the food taste better.
3. Canada (Inuit)
In some cultures in Canada, particularly Inuit, farting after a meal weirdly indicates appreciation.
4. China, India, Japan
Empty plates are usually known to signify how the eater wants to finish all their food. However, in China, even in India, and Japan as well, say that it is an indication of rudeness if the plate is empty. They believe that the person was not served with food well enough so if you go to these countries, always remember to leave some on the plate even if it tastes delicious!
The Philippines is known to eat food using their hands, Ethiopia too does the same! However in their country, the right hand should only be the one used in eating food. Bread is a common cuisine here so simply dip the bread onto some dips and you’re good to go.
6. Chicago, United States
Hotdogs are a popular trend in Chicago but placing mustard on your hotdog is a no-no!
7. Portugal, France
Asking for salt and pepper in restaurants is considered a disrespectful act in these countries, as the chef might think that it is an offensive act regarding their cooking.
Never use hands to eat food in Brazil. Using fork and knife are the suitable to their standards. Eating a sandwich must also be eaten using knife and fork!
9. South Korea
Deemed as one of the most respectful countries in the world, South Korea has a tradition wherein nobody in the area must eat their food unless the oldest person in the area eats their food first.
Also read: Must Eat Local Food in Seoul, Korea
As the land of pasta, it is considered as a cardinal sin to eat Parmesan and fish together. If you order pasta in this country, never forget this or you might be banned for a long time there.
Some are bizarre while some are normal. However, they are sometimes not strictly enforced. Whatever their traditions are, it’s important to do and respect each tradition in these countries. Now that you know this number of traditions, you’re ready to go discover the amazing food the mentioned countries have.