Bizarre Food Etiquette Rules You Need to Know (25 pics)

Posted in Forbidden       14 Jan 2014       24432       5

In Thailand don't put your fork in your mouth. Rather, use it to put the food on the spoon and eat from that

In the Arab world people don't eat with their left hand because that hand is typically used to clean up in the bathroom if you catch the drift

In the UK make sure to tilt the soup bowl away from you

In Japan chopsticks are used to pass bones during funerals so they should never be used to pass food

In China you should burp at the dinner table if you enjoyed the food

In Mexico you should never eat tacos with a fork and knife. It's kind of like eating a burger with silverware

In France the bread is typically placed directly on the table rather than on a plate

But keep in mind that the French don't eat the bread as an appetizer. They either eat it with their meal or after

In China flipping the fish over while cooking it is really bad luck. It's kind of like saying the fisherman's boat is going to capsize

In Chile people typically don't eat anything with their hands, not even the french fries

In Korea drinks from elders are accepted with both hands

Also in Korea, you shouldn't start eating until the eldest male at the table does so

In Russia hardly anything should be mixed with vodka, not even ice. It would be seen as dirtying its purity

If you ever find yourself drinking coffee with Bedouins in the Middle East make sure to shake your cup when you are finished otherwise they will keep pouring you more

You should never stick your chopsticks upright into your rice. This is yet another tradition associated with funerals in places like Japan

In some parts of Asia, slurping while eating your noodles is considered polite

In some cultures (Philippines, Cambodia, Korea, Egypt) finishing all the food on your plate signifies to the host that they did not feed you enough

In other places, like Japan, finishing your plate signals that the meal was good and you are finished

The Inuit people of Canada will fart after meals to express their appreciation of the food

If you want to appear "cultured" you shouldn't cut your salad with a knife in France. The lettuce leaves are typically folded onto your fork

In Tanzania it is considered rude to be on time for dinner. You should be between 15 and 30 minutes late

In China you should never point at people with your chopsticks. Doing so is a serious insult

In England bananas should be eaten with a fork and knife

In Italy you should never ask for extra cheese unless it is offered to you. The cheese your pizza comes with will have to do

In Portugal you shouldn't ask for salt and pepper if they are not already on the table. It is considered offensive to the chef's seasoning abilities


Comments (5):

TangoSmoker 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I call bullshit on a few of these. Eating a banana with a fork and knife in the UK?
Glasofruix 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#2 as a right handed person wiping with the left hand is nearly impossible :D

#7 bullshit, a baguette is usually bought fresh for breakfast and eaten when still crunchy on the outside, cutting it takes too much time. Also, bread as an appetizer, wtf?

#13 bullcrap, vodka is vodka, no matter what's in it as long as you get hammered it doesn't matter if it's with ice.

#20 Cutting salad with a knife? Folding leaves? Aint no one got time fo dat'. Never seen anyone doing either.
Richey4Real 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#23 Being British I can tell you that's total shite.
JISR 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Tacos are fucking great¡¡¡ and yes, you must eat with your hands, but tipical tacos are not like taco bells´s, original tacos is from beef or pork steak, chorizo or sazonated goat, just heat the tortilla in a little of oil, add the cooked and sazonated meat, put crude onion squares and chopped cilanter and the best: the sauce, yomi
Oksana 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
you can perfectly mix vodka if you prefer long drinks with nobody giving you dirty looks! some people even mix it with Sprite. The other thing is that people in Russia cool vodka BEFORE drinking, not while drinking, and use shots instead of glasses, which make it impossible to put ice there. Who wrote it?