Philippines, May 25– Asian cuisines do share similarities, but as far as the dining etiquettes go, it is quite the opposite. For example, an empty plate means different things to different cultures- in Japan, it’s important to finish your food in order to let the host know you enjoyed the meal. In China, however, it is considered rude and means that you weren’t fed enough.
foodpanda/hellofood (www.foodpanda.ph) collected some useful Asian food customs and their associated meanings to set things straight. So here is your essential guide to do’s and dont’s in some countries in order to avoid any uncomfortable mistakes everyone is -inevitably- bound to make.
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