When you plan to travel to different countries, you must know the traditions and rules followed there. Here is an insight into the most weird food etiquettes from around the world.
In Korea, you should wait to eat until the eldest person at the table starts his meal. Also, if one of your elders offers you a drink, you are supposed to accept it with both hands. Image Source: www.makemytrip.com
You should never use chopsticks to pass food as it is considered disrespectful and a taboo in Japan and among traditional Japanese people. Why? Because it is a Japanese tradition to pass bones from one set of chopsticks to another in funerals. Image source: justhungry.com
In Japan, you should not place chopsticks upright on a rice bowl. Placing chopsticks inside a bowl pointing upwards is unacceptable in Japan except at funerals when food is offered to the spirit of a dead person. In China, pointing chopsticks directly at people is not considered good.
As per Thai eating etiquette, fork is used to move food onto your spoon before you eat. You cannot put fork in your mouth under any circumstances.
If you are thinking of visiting an Arabic country, we suggest you be careful about which hand you eat with. In Arab nations, people don’t even touch the plate with their left hand. The left hand is considered unclean. Image Source: Getty
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