Infographic: Dining Etiquette Around The World

Dining out while traveling can be nerve-racking. Know the do's and don'ts of dining across the globe so you don't look like a fool.

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Dining out while traveling can be nerve-racking. What percentage should you tip? Is it rude to burp after the meal, or seen as a sign of respect? Why is everyone else in the restaurant eating with their hands!?

Lucky for you, The Restaurant Choice has come up with a handy guide detailing the do’s and don’t of dining in countries around the world. Now you know never to split the check in France, and to absolutely drink soup straight from the bowl when dining out in Japan.

Check out these helpful dining etiquette tips below (or in the gallery above).


Dining Etiquette Around the World

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    Tipping is becoming more common in the more ‘western’ or ‘modern’ cities of China and Japan (e.g. Shanghai, Tokyo). Although not tipping won’t offend, the wait staff will not look down on you for showing your appreciation.

    Not eating with your left hand is also common in many Middle Eastern countries.

    Koreans, especially older men, will usually be offended if you turn down a glass of soju or any Korean food (kimchi, rice, meat, kimchi, or kimchi).

    In Papua New Guinea it’s considered polite to offer, as a gift to your host, the liver and spleen of your first born son.

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