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10 rules to know when enjoying Japanese cuisine

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec6,2023 #enjoying #Japanese
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10 rules to know when enjoying Japanese cuisine 3

Washoku, traditional Japanese culinary culture, is one of many world intangible cultural heritages recognized by Unesco.

However, not everyone knows some necessary rules when enjoying unique dishes from the land of the rising sun.

1. Do not mix wasabi with soy sauce

Japanese people do not mix wasabi with soy sauce when eating.

Although many restaurants around the world use this method when serving Japanese food, this is not a method that is well received by the people of the land of the rising sun.

2. Avoid biting food in half

Biting food into multiple pieces is considered impolite in Japan.

3. Do not use your hands to catch falling food

For Japanese people, using the left hand to catch falling food or water is an unsightly action.

4. Do not turn the bowl lid upside down

Turning the bowl lid upside down is a sign that many people misunderstand that you have finished using the bowl.

5. Do not place shells on the lid of a separate bowl or plate

10 rules to know when enjoying Japanese cuisine

Place the shells in the same bowl that holds the dish.

When served some foods with shells such as clams, oysters…, many people often have the habit of placing the empty shell in a separate bowl or plate lid.

6. Do not hold chopsticks before lifting the bowl

When participating in a Japanese meal, remember to pick up your bowl before picking up your chopsticks.

7. Do not move your chopsticks back and forth or touch food if you do not intend to pick it up

Japanese people avoid picking up food, then leaving it behind and moving on to another dish.

8. Do not rest your chopsticks across the bowl

10 rules to know when enjoying Japanese cuisine

Use chopstick rests during Japanese meals.

For many people, resting chopsticks across the mouth of the bowl is a fairly normal way of eating, but in Japan this is considered to be against dining etiquette.

9. Do not use the other end of chopsticks to pick up food

The reason why Japanese people avoid using the other end of chopsticks to pick up food is because this is the part that comes into contact with the hand and is not clean.

10. Don’t put food up too high

While eating, many people often pick up and raise food to eye level.

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