Weird dining etiquette rules around the world

In one country, it's rude to look at someone else's food...

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10 Dining Etiquette Don'ts From Around The World


It's very easy to cause offence when travelling, isn't it? Who knew, for example, that just looking at someone else's food can be incredibly rude in certain places? Or that arriving on time for a dinner date in one particular country is considered the height of bad manners?

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Check out these dining no-nos around the world:

Denmark
NEVER Take the last piece of food on a plate: you need to continue to halve it between you until there are only crumbs left.

Thailand
NEVER leave your chopsticks inside an empty bowl - it symbolises death (and this is not a good thing).

Mexico
NEVER arrive on time for meals - it's rude. Arriving 30 minutes late is actually expected.

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Germany
NEVER cut your lettuce in a salad with a knife. Fold it with your fork instead. Don't ask us why.

USA
NEVER blow on your food. If your food is too hot, just wait for it to cool.

Egypt
NEVER look at someone else's dinner. In fact, don't ever look at anyone else's food for any reason.

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Spain
NEVER dip your bread in your soup - dunking is considered very rude.

Russia
NEVER mix your vodka with anything - not even ice.

Zambia
NEVER question the ingredients of your food: it's tantamount to suggesting that the chef is trying to poison you.

Weird food around the world. Picky eater? Look away now!

Weird food around the world. Picky eater? Look away now!



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