25 Strange Food Etiquette Rules You Should Know While Traveling

For those of you trying to blend in on the road here are 25 strange food etiquette rules you should know while traveling.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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In Korea drinks from elders are accepted with both hands

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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In England bananas should be eaten with a fork and knife

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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

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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

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