Laws, dress codes, traffic rules every country does things a little differently. And when you’re eating a meal in any country, it’s on you dear tourist to mind your elbows when at the table and play by the rules.
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.
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.
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.