12 Unexpected Etiquette Rules from Around the World

Pubblicato il 5 ott 2018
Do you know other countries’ food etiquette rules? 🍽 When you travel abroad and try the local cuisine, you might notice how a certain country’s table manners are very different from your own. Here are 12 quite unexpected food etiquette rules from across the globe! 🌎
Don’t use forks in Thailand 1:10
Don’t “clean your plate” in China 1:55
Be ready to share a plate in Ethiopia 2:39
In Italy, you’ll insult the chef if you ask for extra cheese 3:22
Don’t ask for salt and pepper in Portugal 4:05
Be careful with chopsticks in Japan 4:45
Don’t touch food with your left hand in the Middle East 5:32
Don’t just sip on your wine in Georgia 6:18
Don’t fill your own glass in Japan 6:56
Only drink cappuccino before noon in Italy 7:32
Guests are welcomed with half a cup of tea in Kazakhstan 8:21
A clean teapot is a teapot without a soul in China 9:17
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- In Thailand, picking food up with a fork is considered bad form. However, you are allowed to push food onto a spoon using a fork… that’s it!
- In China, however, it’s impolite to finish eating everything on your plate. Empty plates indicate that a host hasn’t served enough food and guests are still hungry.
- As you sit at the table in Ethiopia waiting for someone to give you a plate to eat from, you might miss the actual meal! Everyone else will just eat from one large serving plate in the middle of the table without using any cutlery.
- Although Italians do love this product, it’s considered rude to ask for extra cheese. It may insult the chef because they take it as you not liking the dish the way they’ve prepared it and wanting to change it.
- If you ask for salt or pepper in Portugal, you may hurt people’s feelings. It’s kinda like with Italy; the cook may feel insulted by the fact that you need to “spice up” the dish they’ve served you.
- According to tradition, people place chopsticks vertically during funerals. In a restaurant, doing this may insult the owner.
- In the Middle East, India, and some African countries, the left hand is used for…uh…cleaning yourself up after going to the bathroom.
- If you find yourself at a dinner party in Japan and wine is involved, never get a refill yourself. You’re supposed to fill the glass of the person sitting next to you at the table, and they’ll return the favor.
- Italians do drink cappuccinos, of course, but it’s mostly a breakfast drink or even a substitute for breakfast. But if you drink this milky foamy coffee later in the day, it can upset your stomach, at least according to the locals.
- When we think “tea ceremony,” we usually associate it with the UK and all their fancy tea-drinking etiquette. But it turns out there are plenty of tea fans in Kazakhstan, and they’ve got rules when it comes to drinking it as well.
- If you’ve been invited to a tea ceremony in China and offer your help with the dishes afterwards, don’t even think about washing that teapot! The Chinese don’t wash teapots, especially traditional clay ones, with dish liquid.
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  • Hey guys! Are there any unusual food etiquette rules in your countries? Tell us about them! :)

    • In the Philipines you burp on the table for saying the meal was good. And eat with your hands.

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    • @Abigail Sunn YES!

  • Ridiculous.

  • I am an Indian.I often eat with my left hand while using the spoon. My brother is left handed he uses his left hand to eat.

  • Mr I'm from India and I you can use your left hand while parting a pizza ,& holding a 🌮 plus I'm from South India

  • Say itadakimasu before eating

  • I am an Indian, but it is not strictly prohibited to touch the food with left hand. And there are many left -handed people in south😂😂

  • Donteat with your mouth full.USA

  • But I’m left handed

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  • im south indian and you are aloud to touch the plate with your left hand

  • I'm sory but I have to say this. As I'm thai, I want to say that I ALWAYS eat with fork and I HAVE NEVER HEARD that don't eat with fork in Thailand.

  • I am Bangladeshi and we never eat with left hand

  • in my counrty , we can only eat from my side. In Pakistan ofcourse.... LIKE IF YO LIVE OR WENT TO PAKISTAN

  • I'm Thai and I eat from the fork when I'm eating steak everytime

  • The chopsticks one was really horror

  • In the UK when we done with our meal we put our cutlery together I don't know if any other vs do that though

  • Y he hotdog? Is he sexy to be a HOT dog?

  • I'm Cambodian

  • This video is really helpful who knows I might go there some day.

  • Many of those are fake how people say- In Serbia on Christmas (we are orthodoxs so we celebrate Christmas on january 7th) we eat polenta for breakfast--.

  • It's okay guys I'm currently living in South India still I sometimes use my left hand while I eat it's not that inappropriate

  • Middle East contains many Muslims . In lslam we eat with our right hand and no one takes note what hand you use so nothing will happen if you touch your food with your left hand .l think the narrator takes things too far ,sorry bright side

  • Don’t no bro

  • They ar lying

  • I live in Georgia and its not rude to drink slow just us Georgians love to drink wine and prefer to drink whole thing at once

  • Teapot...Fork...

  • I’m left handed, I live in the Middle East

  • My classmates use chopsticks like forks. L.O.L.🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Do research on Pakistan's traditions and culture

  • Because I'm left-handed, number 6 would be difficult

  • 5:44 that's right

  • Respect Thailand

  • Bright side.. I am getting very say as u all always disrespect India.... I must say we can eat from left hand even if we are not lefty... I also use my left hand must I am a righty.. Then u say.... Plz stop disrespecting India... u will also not be happy if I derespest your country.... Plz don't.. I have mentioned the same I other video also... 😡

  • I never skip anything. Please help me to grow my channel. Take a quick sneek.

  • ur so smart

  • The one don't sip online in Georgia it's kind of like New Year

  • I know this is random but... Im hungry.

  • Yeah we don't do left hands in middle east

  • The that shocked me the most is ALL OF THEM!! I want clean dishes no dirty

  • Me: looking for Australia (because that’s where I live) Me again: watches till the end THERES NO AUSTRALIA IN THIS HOW DARE YOU BRIGHT SIDE!!!!!

  • I've never heard of the left hand thing and I'm an Indian!

  • Guests are wellcomed with a half cup of tea on kazakhtan is Real i lived 6years in kazakhtan

  • seriously man you HAVE GOT HALF INFO wrong especially THE CHINESE

  • In the Philippines if you ate on the corner of the table, you will never have a lover So eat in the proper place if you want to have a lover

  • I am from India

  • Ima frenchino who loves cappuchino

  • In lebanon you can use both hands

  • Who told we can not touch our food or plate with our left hand in india??? This is so wrong...

  • wow i never even knew this stuff!

  • Really, no... nooooot the parmesan ... i'm disappointed

  • in the Philippines... *"NO ETIQUETTES"* 😂 JUST EAT, ENJOY, AND FINISH YOUR FOOD. otherwise Filipino parents would slap you with a (slipper)Tsinelas, (joking) but seriously, Filipino serves their guest with utmost hospitality. they would serve you with a full bowl and insisting the guest to finish it. Expensive plates would be used(mostly).

  • boy am from gorgea and yes that is tru

  • I am from India there is no rule like that . People can eat as they want

  • Im was shocked by this video

  • Yep....I live in China/HK, and my dad says if we leave a cup on a table with no one to use it, Chinese believes that they are for the ghosts and sprits to drink

  • I live in HK not China but my mom needs to follow the rule.....anyway we don’t leave food purposely, we just CANT FINISH it!

  • That means I'm gonna be a master of the eating arts in Middle East

  • For authentic information scroll through the comments with the video on pause.

  • I’m from the middle east Saudi Arabia, and it’s ok to touch stuff with your left hand, even when you eat it’s ok to eat with your left hand, but it’s different for muslims, muslims eat with right hand only.

  • What’s with the hotdog due in the side