Saw some news about Taiwanese not following local norms at a Ramen shop in Fukuoka so it made the local news there . So was thinking of other differences like how to eat sushi. For those not in Taiwan or Japan how do you eat it? I see some people in the Baltics using hands which was a bit a surprise to me, wonder about other areas. FYI, in Japan the norm is to use hands but chop sticks is ok. (but some other no no;s such no soya bean sauce at good place, haha)
Never with fingers, for sanitation reasons. Ironically I eat french fries with my fingers until I remember how dirty they are then use a fork or chopsticks haha. More a bad habit / forgetfulness
if I wash my hands well, I dont mind eating most things with my fingers. but when I am out touching everything, I avoid it as much as possible and enjoy almost never getting sick.
To be fair I ate everything in japan, including infukuoka, with chopsticks and everyone was totally fine with it. One family had an issue with elbows on the table, which made my canadian DNA warm inside
I rarely eat sushi, as I don’t like rice. But sashimi, I’d use chopsticks in Taiwan, just for appearances. In western countries, I’d use my fingers or a fork. I think chopsticks are stupid, and a bit barbaric. Why would you pick up a slippery piece of fish between two sticks when you could simply impale it with a fork?