Asian cuisines do share similarities, but as far as Asian dining etiquettes go, there are quite a lot of things that backpackers and tourists needs to learn about.

For example, an EMPTY PLATE means different things to different cultures- in Japan, it’s important to finish your food in order to let the host know you enjoyed the meal. In China, however, it is considered rude and means that you weren’t fed enough.  In the Philippines, an empty plate is very common – pun with a hint of reality intended.

Anyway, www.foodpanda.ph collected some useful Asian dining or food customs and their associated meanings to set things straight. So here is your essential guide to do’s and dont’s in some countries in order to avoid any uncomfortable mistakes everyone is -inevitably- bound to make.




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