Table Manner Essay

1202 Words Oct 4th, 2013 5 Pages
Table manners are the rules of etiquette used while eating, which may also include the appropriate use of utensils. Different cultures observe different rules for table manners. Each family or group sets its own standards for how strictly these rules are to be enforced. And now my group will present to you table manners of Vietnam. Although we live in VN, something on the table I will present to you will make you surprise.
Our presentation will divided into two parts: part 1 is about general table manners in Vietnam and part 2, Miss. Chau will present to you about the difference of manners among 3 parts of Vietnam. If you had any questions, please ask us after the presentation. Thank you.
First of all, I will present to you general table
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Therefore, the ingredients for Vietnamese food are often very inexpensive but nonetheless, the way they are cooked together make the food simple in look but rich in flavor. That’s why Vietnamese cuisines are not known for ingredients with top quality, but rather for the very inexpensive and simple scraps that are creatively mixed together to create dishes with bold flavor.
As I said to you above, because of the war, there was a long time Vietnamese have been living in poverty, which is the reason why many Vietnamese people think that we need to eat a lot. I will give you an example, when you go to a buffet, where you can choose the food how many you like. Some Vietnamese think if we paid money for the buffet, we had to eat as many as possible. The consequence is that when they get food, many dishes are always full of food, but the problem is that they could not eat all of them. Most of them get a lot of food, and then they left the food behind. It is a waste and it is actually a bad behavior. Therefore, when you are invited to a buffet, make sure that you take the food, which is just enough for your stomach, if you are not sure about that, just take the food a little, then if you want to eat more, just stand up and get more. The second problem about the thought that we had to eat as many as possible is illness. According to the professor,

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