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"Eating with Hand" Malaysia Local Custom Tip by ngcsc

Malaysia Local Customs: 200 reviews and 174 photos

I think you must be heard a lot about the dining custom in Malaysia or any other similar culture country. They said if you eat by hand, you should always use your right hand, it is impolite to use the left hand. It is true!But... I think there is room for compromise.

For those who are lefthander, like me, if you are not used to eat with hand, it looks even more funny when you use right hand, because you are not use to it.

What you do? It is actually not a must to right hand, people are just aviod using left hand especially in front of the senior. But if you really can't used to the right hand, you can always ask the permittion before start the meal. Ask politely, then everyone feel ok with it.

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  • Written Sep 30, 2004
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