Would You Survive Eating Out In Japan?

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Would you people fit in when eating out in Japan? Or will you just look like a clueless tourist? Take the quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When eating out in Japan, what should you never put in your rice?

    • A.

      Sugar

    • B.

      Soy Sauce

    • C.

      Wasabi

    • D.

      Fish

    Correct Answer
    B. Soy Sauce
    Explanation
    When eating out in Japan, it is advised to never put soy sauce in your rice. This is because in Japan, rice is considered a staple food and is often enjoyed plain or with other dishes. Adding soy sauce to rice is not a common practice and can be seen as disrespectful to the chef's preparation of the rice. Soy sauce is typically used as a condiment for dipping or seasoning other dishes, such as sushi or sashimi.

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  • 2. 

    What shouldn't you put in your tea?

    • A.

      None of the below

    • B.

      Honey

    • C.

      Milk

    • D.

      Sugar and Cream

    Correct Answer
    D. Sugar and Cream
    Explanation
    The answer is "Sugar and Cream" because the question is asking what should not be put in tea. Honey and milk are commonly added to tea and are acceptable options. However, sugar and cream are not typically added to tea, as they can alter the taste and texture in a way that may not be desirable to some people.

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  • 3. 

    In Japan it's normal to...

    • A.

      Eat with a fork

    • B.

      Slurp your noodles loudly

    • C.

      Wolf down your food

    • D.

      Count your change

    Correct Answer
    B. Slurp your noodles loudly
    Explanation
    In Japan, it is considered normal to slurp your noodles loudly. This is because slurping is believed to enhance the flavor of the noodles and show appreciation to the chef. It is also a way to cool down the hot noodles before eating them. Slurping is seen as a sign of enjoyment and satisfaction with the meal.

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  • 4. 

    What should you say before eating?

    Correct Answer
    Itadakimas
    Explanation
    Before eating in Japanese culture, it is customary to say "Itadakimasu." This phrase is used to express gratitude and humility for the food that is about to be consumed. It reflects the appreciation for the effort that went into preparing the meal and acknowledges the interconnectedness of all living beings involved in the process, from the farmers to the chefs. Saying "Itadakimasu" is a way of showing respect and mindfulness towards the food and the people involved in its creation.

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  • 5. 

    In front of others you should never...

    • A.

      Gnaw on pencils

    • B.

      Lick your fingers

    • C.

      Bite or clean your fingernails

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    It is considered impolite and unhygienic to engage in any of the mentioned behaviors in front of others. Gnawing on pencils can be seen as a distracting and unprofessional habit. Licking fingers is generally viewed as unappealing and unclean. Biting or cleaning fingernails is considered rude and unhygienic, as it may spread germs. Therefore, all of the mentioned behaviors should be avoided in front of others.

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  • 6. 

    In Japan when you pay you don't need to...

    • A.

      Tip

    • B.

      Count change

    • C.

      Say good bye

    • D.

      Clean your table

    Correct Answer
    A. Tip
    Explanation
    In Japan, it is not customary to tip after paying for a service. This is because tipping is not a part of their culture and can even be seen as rude or offensive. Therefore, when you pay in Japan, you don't need to leave any extra money as a tip for the service provided.

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  • 7. 

    Never stick your chopsticks straight up in...

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      Rice

    • C.

      Bean dishes

    • D.

      Mochi

    Correct Answer
    B. Rice
    Explanation
    Sticking chopsticks straight up in rice is considered disrespectful in many Asian cultures, particularly in Japan. It resembles the act of offering rice to the deceased and is associated with death and funerals. Therefore, it is important to avoid doing so to show proper etiquette and respect towards the food and the culture.

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  • 8. 

    If you must use a toothpick...

    • A.

      Go under the table

    • B.

      Announce it so you can give evryone a warning

    • C.

      Excuse yourself

    • D.

      Cover your mouth

    Correct Answer
    D. Cover your mouth
    Explanation
    When using a toothpick, it is considered polite to cover your mouth. This is because using a toothpick can be seen as unhygienic or impolite, and covering your mouth helps to minimize any potential discomfort or offense to others. By covering your mouth, you are showing consideration for those around you and maintaining good manners.

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  • 9. 

    Don't use your chopsticks to...

    • A.

      Point

    • B.

      Skewer

    • C.

      Move dishes around

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Point
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Using chopsticks to point, skewer, or move dishes around is considered impolite and improper etiquette in many Asian cultures. Pointing with chopsticks is seen as rude and can be interpreted as aggressive or confrontational. Skewering food with chopsticks is also discouraged as it resembles a funeral ritual. Additionally, using chopsticks to move dishes around can be seen as unhygienic and disrespectful to other diners. Therefore, the correct answer is all of the above, as using chopsticks for these purposes is generally frowned upon.

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  • 10. 

    When using an oshibori( a small, moist rolled up towel) you should wipe your...

    • A.

      Face

    • B.

      Neck

    • C.

      Hands

    • D.

      Feet

    Correct Answer
    C. Hands
    Explanation
    When using an oshibori, a small, moist rolled up towel, it is common practice to wipe your hands. Oshiboris are often provided in restaurants or public places in Japan to clean your hands before a meal. They are used to maintain hygiene and cleanliness. Wiping your face, neck, or feet with an oshibori would not be appropriate or customary.

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