Vietnam Dining Etiquette

Note: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar (Burma) share many cultural traditions related to China and Buddhism.

It is especially important to remember that you must not eat or drink anything that has been served to you until the oldest person present has also been served and has begun his or her meal. It is proper, if everyone has been served, to ask the oldest person present if you can begin.


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resting knife and fork etiquette

Our resting utensils etiquette section covers the rules (american and continental) for resting your utensils when taking a break from eating, when you are finished eating, and when you are passing food [...]

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