Grandparents have a saying “learn to eat, learn to speak, learn to pack, learn to open”. The sentence seems simple, but it contains many meanings that are closely related to the life of Vietnamese people. Because the way of eating shows very clearly about the culture of each person.
For Vietnamese people, eating is not only full, meal is not only a time to eat but also a bonding time between members. If eating with guests, with partners, how to drink elegantly and properly is even more important because it is likely that your partner will judge your person by eating.
In fact, Vietnamese people have a lot of eating rules on the dining table to dine and still be elegant. Let’s explore those rules.