Dining Etiquette Around The World Infographic

Don’t stick your chopsticks into your rice in Japan and don’t eat with your left hand in India.

Confused about dining etiquette abroad? This colorful infographic with advice on everything from tips to table manners has you covered. Bon appétit!

Do you have any other tips to share?


  1. SO HELPFUL! Love this! You got the Italians spot on…especially for the cheese on the seafood part. I have never heard saying “buon appetito” was impolite. Hmmm….I will have to ask hubby about that tonight. Anyway…great post!

  2. I loved this. Thank you. But I must add that for Italy, do not say “Buon appetito”. It is impolite. Also, If you’re a vegetarian (which I now am), you will be regarded as an alien from another planet.

  3. This is pretty cool – in India, it is also imperative that one sits on the floor with folded legs during meals in order to aid digestion. Plus, I always wondered how French dining ettiquette works, so thanks for sharing this!

  4. The only one I’d wrestle with a bit is leaving food on my plate in China. I feel…wrong/incomplete/wasteful if there’s food still on there. I’ll have to be mindful if/when I make it over there… Thanks for the heads up!

  5. That’s really cool. The burping, I was taught, is a compliment in Japan. And don’t say you like something of someone else’s in Japan, because they’ll give it you, and it’s an insult if you don’t take it, even if you were just being polite pointing out something you admire.


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