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Question about food etiquette and eating noodles

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Question about food etiquette and eating noodles

ipsedixit | Mar 15, 2007 03:28 PM

I think for most Western cultures, it would be considered rude to "slurp" while eating soup noodles (or even non-soup noodles). True?

But I believe the converse is true for most Asian cultures. Many Chinese, for example, consider slurping to be a complimentary sign -- i.e., that the eater thinks the noodles are chowhound-worthy. True?

Why is there a difference (if in fact there is one)?

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