Chinese eating habits

Posted: January 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
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CNN International posted an article last week about etiquette (and superstitions) with Chinese dining. I have heard the rule about chopsticks left in food, but was not as familiar with the other ones. These are probably good to know before we travel back to Taiwan, so we don’t offend anyone. Click the link below to read the article.

5 Chinese Dining Habits Explained

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Comments
  1. amanda says:

    Hi Cindy, Somehow I missed that yall are in the process of adopting again! I just read it now in the “about us.” How cool!!! 😀 So happy for yall.

    Anyway, I wanted to comment on the article. Numbers 1 and 2 are observed here in Taiwan. Number 3 is also observed by some but not all–but it is true that no one would “cut” their noodles. I heard about #4 in China, but I’ve not seen anyone here do that ever; they know what it means. However, according to Lawrance (just asked him now) it would be considered rude and low class to do that here in Taiwan. And, #5, well, I’ve never heard of that here either. Usually the rule of thumb is one dish per person. At weddings and big celebrations, they usually serve 10-12 dishes, keeping an even number. But it’s not so important with day to day meals.

  2. Cindy says:

    Hi Amanda! Yes, we are adopting again! We are very excited to be returning to Taiwan again. Thanks for the tips on the dining etiquette. I have enjoyed blogging again, and that story caught my attention. Hope you are enjoying Chinese New Year!

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