Helpful Infographic Illustrates Polite Dining Around the World

Dining customs vary from country to country, and what's acceptable behavior in one place is seen as rude in another. Luckily for us, the website Restaurant Choice released an educational infographic that explains a few do's and dont's of meals around the world. You probably have a handle on what's appropriate at home, but things quickly change when you travel. This illustrated guide is not only helpful, but an interesting comparison of seven different places.

In India, it's important that you finish your meal. Wasting food is considered extremely disrespectful. If you're in China, however, leaving a little bit on the plate lets the host know that they gave you enough to eat. Tipping is a point of contention, too. Italy and Portugal are okay with this practice, but Japan and China are not.

According to this guide, we don't see one manner that's universally accepted. An underlying message of the infographic is that a good traveler is someone who does their research. So, for your next trip abroad, make sure you study on how to conduct yourself during a meal. It might save you from unnecessary embarrassment.







Restaurant Choice blog
via [22 Words]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

Want to become a My Modern Met Member?

Find out how by becoming a Patron. Check out the exclusive rewards, here.

Sponsored Content