Dining Etiquette Around the World
What you think as normally polite at the dinner table in your country might be viewed as rude in other culture. Before visiting a foreign land, it’s good to know the dining etiquette do’s and don’ts, to avoid some embarrassing moments. Here are the general rules of table manners to follow when you are presented with unfamiliar food in Portugal, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, India, Poland, Thailand, Vietnam, China and Egypt. See also Dining Etiquette 101.