Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Japanese Dining Etiquette

Some of us might think that Japanese dinning style is similar to chinese ones but the japanese style is very different from chinese ones in many ways for example:chinese are allowed to point their chopstick at people but to japanese it is very rude and disrespectful to point your chopstick at someone.

The Way of Japanese Chopstick
-don't point your chopstick at someone you're dining with
-don't point your chopstick at food that you think it's delicious
-don't lick sauce off your chopstick
-don't play with your chopstick


There is one thing to keep in mind that is never to pass food around with your chopstick because this remind them of their a ritual which they pass cremated bone between chopstick at a funeral.

During a meal , we should say "itadaki-masu" before we start eating and it means "I humbly receive" and after we're done eating we need to say "gochisosama-deshita" means "Thankyou for the meal".

1 comment:

  1. Good to know about the Japanese dinning etiquette. It reminded me of my Japanese friend. He worked together and one we attended our office holiday party at corporate events venue. There I noticed his eating way and truly that really differ from Chinese.