5 Things You Should Never Do While Eating Chinese Food

   |  Updated: February 08, 2018 18:21 IST

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5 Things You Should Never Do While Eating Chinese Food
Every culture and cuisine is quite different from each other and has its own unique identity. When it comes to Chinese food, there are certain norms and ethics that are followed quite religiously. If you happen to be a Chinese food lover who loves to binge on Chinese delicacies, then it's time for you to know about few things that must be avoided while having Chinese food. Here's a list of those 5 things. Read on to know more about them. 

1. Do Not Eat The Dumpling In One Go.

Chinese cuisine offers a wide variety of soups and dumplings that you can never get tired of eating. If you're fond of having soups with dumplings, then there are certain dos and don'ts to it as well. While having your soup, you cannot gulp down the dumpling in one go as it is against their basic dining etiquettes. You're supposed to gently bite it while slurping away the soup. 
 
dumpling

In China one cannot gulp down the dumpling in one go

2. You Cannot Put Soy Sauce On Fried RiceIf you feel that your food requires more soy sauce and wish to add more, then there's a big no-no here! Chefs in China get annoyed if you ask for more soy sauce as they feel that you're questioning their culinary skills and capabilities.
 
soy sauce on fried rice

Chefs in China get annoyed if you ask for more soy sauce

3. Use Your Hands Properly To Hold The Teapot

Holding the lid of the teapot in a right way is also one of the basic dining etiquettes in China. When you're pouring the tea to yourself or even to others too, make sure that you're handling the teapot by using one hand only.  
 
tea pot

In china make sure that you're handling the teapot by using one hand only.  

4. Do Not Cross Your Chopsticks

One must avoid crossing their chopsticks on the plate as it is symbolic to death. Always lay them parallel to each other.
chopsticks

In China one must avoid crossing their chopsticks on the plate

5. Never Flip A Fish

In China, flipping a whole fish after eating one side of it is said to bring bad luck. If you really feel like eating the other side of the fish, then you can remove its bones and can continue eating the fish meat.

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fipping a fish

In China, flipping a whole fish after eating one side of it is said to bring bad luck.

So if you happen to visit China in near future, then make note of the above pointers and follow them religiously.

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