As a foreign guest in either a Chinese home or restaurant you will find that table manners are essential and the distinctive courtesies displayed will invariably add to the enjoyment of your meals and keep you in high spirits! There are so many “whys”
1. The seating arrangement is determined by the host. Always wait to be seated rather than seating yourself.
The Chinese love to eat out, especially when they entertain guests. This habit results in the abundance of restaurants everywhere. Eating together, like the westerners drinking in pubs or bars with friends, is a social gathering, a thanksgiving for the