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international dining etiquette


Note: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar (Burma) share many cultural traditions related to China and Buddhism.

It is especially important to remember that you must not eat or drink anything that has been served to you until the oldest person present has also been served and has begun his or her meal. It is proper, if everyone has been served, to ask the oldest person present if you can begin.

- , Editor, Etiquette Scholar

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