When travelling around the world, you’re certain to come to an authentic cuisine restaurant along the way. When customs differ extensively from place to place, it can be real tough to know how to follow the dining etiquettes. It is surprising to know that forks can be put in your mouth while eating French food but not while eating Thai food. There’s no usual need to use chopsticks either. Although you won’t see arcane cutlery or tightly buttoned collars, there are certain things about Thai table manners that diverge from western food conducts. We discuss some dos and don’ts which you should keep in mind while savouring your taste buds in a Thai restaurant.
– Do Eat with Your Spoon and Not Your Fork
There’s nothing wrong to stab the fork on a meat steak, but that is considered tacky. All the eating is supposed to be done with the fork. The fork is only used to push the food onto the spoon and then use the spoon for eating the food. Also, don’t look for knife, you won’t need one. Everything will already be cut up for you.
– Do Finish Everything on Your Plate
It is considered a decent behaviour to finish everything on your plate. Since Thai food is prepared after hours of toil, it leaves a good impression on the chef that you actually liked the food. And it also provides you a complete value for your money.
– Don’t Slurp
Slurping noodles is a part of Japanese tradition and is highly unacceptable in Thai culture. Eating noodles quietly is considered good manners. So next time you order Pad Thai in your favourite Thai restaurant, avoid slurping.
– Don’t Ask for Chopsticks
Use the chopsticks all you want, if they are provided. But do not ask for them in case they aren’t there. Thais use chopsticks only to eat bowl-served noodles. Dishes like pad Thai, Pad Kee Mao, Pad See Ew or any other noodle dish is generally served in a flat plate and is supposed to be eaten with spoon and fork.
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