Posted by: Ryoko
Making a sound when eating is not necessarily considered rude in Japan.
Many Japanese foods are served hot.
That's why Japanese people slurp hot dishes to help to cool down the noodles
by sucking in air with them.
Even it's in the tea ceremony, Japanese make a slurping sound in their last sip to let
others know they are done for drinking tea.
However Japanese slurp cold noodles too. You know why?
The reason lies in the way they are eaten:
by dipping in sauce, and sucking noodles all the way in & swallowing without chewing.
It is said that Japanese people slurp because they enjoy more food flavor by slurping noodles.
Sounds good, tastes great and you'll sound like a local people.
Have a happy slurp!!
Posted by: ryoko (August 15, 2010 2:55 PM)