If there is one element connecting all the cultures of the world, it is undoubtedly the ritual of the meal. However, everyone has his own way of apprehending and staging it. Before you are invited to Vietnam, watch these details.
Chopsticks and rice, a symbol:
No and more than 3 times when putting the rice bowl to the mouth.
Do not pick up food directly into the mouth, but put in a separate bowl before eating.
Do not use your personal chopsticks to stir in a bowl.
Do not mess up the food plate to choose better pieces.
Do not plug the chopsticks up into the rice bowl.
Do not immerse the chopsticks in the bowl of sauce.
Must turn the chopsticks when you want to feed others.
Do not bite teeth into chopsticks, spoons and bowl mouths, do not lick chopsticks
Not holding the bowl and holding only one hand chopsticks as well as not holding the chopsticks for hands free work such as ladles, unused chopsticks must be placed on a tray or table dish if eaten on a table with a plate bowl, or chopsticks.
Sitting on the couch or in the chair is not shaking the thighs, shaking the thighs is a mean of male, lewd female, and extremely disrespectful.
Do not sit too close to the tray or table, but do not sit too far.
Sitting in a chair, keep your back straight. Sitting on the mat, you move your back and arms but don’t lift your buttocks.
Do not put your hands under the table but also do not put your hands on the table, but hold the bowl and hold the chopsticks.
Do not sit against the chin on the dining table.
Absolutely avoid rice in the mouth.
Do not mouth hot food but slow down the cooler part to the side of the dish.
Spoon of ladle must be placed face down in the bowl, not left on the back.
When dipping into a bowl of dipping sauce, only dip the food part, do not immerse the chopsticks in the bowl, the bite is not dotted.
When you chew, hide your mouth.
Do not make noise when eating [slush example]
Do not drink alcohol, soup when the mouth has rice.
Do not knock chopsticks spoon.
When eating water like soup, tea, soup, porridge … if you clean small bowls or bowls, you can hold bowls on both hands to drink but not with chopsticks. If you clean a large bowl or a deep dish, use a spoon to scoop up the food, then run it to the bottom. If you have a bowl, it may be slightly inclined to the outside. The soup with vegetable fibers should serve small bowls, neat dishes of the spoon, can use large bowls and deep plates.
Do not eat before the elders, wait for the bowls to bow up to eat. If you go as a guest do not pick up food before the landlord or the owner of the meal (unless you are asked to pick up first, on a certain occasion).
Whether it is a family or a guest, absolutely not criticized when the dish does not match your taste. This is extremely important because it is not merely polite but also a part of personality education. If not taught seriously, children from natural reaction to taste will come to give themselves the right to disparage, judge, not respect the labor of others. The dish is not good for this person but delicious for others and thanks to the efforts of many people.
Do not pick up a continuous dish though it is my favorite dish.
Must taste first, then add salt, pepper, chilli, lemon, etc., avoid having to sit down to eat and sprinkle all the extra spices in your part.
Must eat all the food in the bowl, not leaving any grain of rice.
Clean the tray to remember to clean small bones, shrimp heads, grains or lodges in rice …
Children are too small to clean their own trays and keep watch to avoid disturbing the meals of the elderly, and up to 6 years old is sitting with a tray with the whole family after mastering the basic rules.
When children want to eat a dish that is far away from it, it is necessary to say that adults take a household and not be leaning on a tray. In the family, when children sit with an adult tray, they are about to give them a small plate of food right next to them with the food that has broken and chopped. So for the elderly, separate dishes of fish meat that have been boned, cut, or softened.
Do not leave personal items on the dining table, except a folded paper fan that can be placed along the edge of the table.
It is necessary to leave the person late on a separate plate, never to leave the rest of the style in the disk.
Eat slowly, do not eat hustle, do not just go and chew.
When eating, do not let food stick to the edges, hand or scatter, stand up as the tablecloth remains clean. Washing and washing, using the whole week, the table cloth is still white and not sticky.
If you eat a bone or foreign object in the food, slowly take it out, do not stick it out at the table.
Only elderly, 70 and older children and young children whose belching when they eat are not considered impolite.
Houses with guests need to be careful when cooking, extra spicy ingredients are added, avoiding inconvenience to customers when they cannot eat spicy or some special spices.
Avoid touching hands with people with wheels, if left-handed, say first to choose a convenient place.
Pay attention to the sleeves when picking up food.
If you see big food, please cut it down so everyone can be convenient
When you have a meal, you have to ask for permission and then leave the tray.
Need to say thank you after the meal even though only the couple cook for each other. Do not regret praise the delicious food.
Customary inviting depending on family, family, the oldest people simply say “children eat”, young people say “children ask for permission”, but families have children to invite all parents and grandparents my uncle and aunt … when we get there, we look at the landlord, we cannot bring our customs into people’s meals.
Where to sit is according to the arrangement of the host, do not arbitrarily sit at the dining table when the landlord has not invited to sit.
Once upon a time, the maids ate the tray with the landlord, when picking and holding the house owner to hand over the hand, but the helper took his hand. It looks right away.
Not allowed to overcame.
Should be honest about the diet, allergy [if any] when invited as a guest to avoid inconvenience to the landlord.