Five tips for dining in Hong Kong

Gordon and I took a quick trip to Hong Kong recently (full blog post coming soon), and learned some things while dining. Not all of these apply in every situation, especially if it’s in an extremely touristy place.  I’m sure we were also extremely rude with terrible etiquette without even realizing it, but it’s a huge learning curve! Here are five tips to get you started.

  1. The waiter won’t just stop by… you have to get his or her attention.
  2. Unless it’s a really nice place, they won’t have napkins. Bring tissues.
  3. Slurping is totally acceptable.
  4. Apparently you’re not supposed to remove bones or inedible pieces from your mouth with fingers or chopsticks – just spit them out.
  5. They will leave the bill at your table, but you’ll have to pay at the register.

The food we tried was awesome and unique. We had everything from pork floss, to roast goose, to chicken feet, to noodles to dumplings. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

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