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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dinning Reflections

“Dinning Reflections”, a copyrighted post, was written for Klang, Malaysia Daily Photo blog by Autumn Belle @ http://mymalaysiadailyphoto.blogspot.com/

In Malaysia, many of the eateries serve Halal food and a Halal Certificate is displayed in a prominent place. You won't be able to find pork and hard liquer in the menu. 
  • Asian dishes arrive on the table all at the same time and the main dish is rice. This is unlike western dining where we have appertizer or starter, the main course and finally desert.
  • At Chinese restaurants, chopsticks and toothpicks are provided. If you don't know how to use chopsticks, you may ask the waiter to bring you a set of fork and spoon.
  • At restaurants serving Malay and Indian dishes, it is quite normal for diners to eat with their hands. You may be served on a banana leaf instead of a plate. Don't be surprise that no fork, spoon or plate is provided unless you ask for it. A bowl of tea with lime juice on the table is for washing your hands, not for consumption!
  • It is considered bad manners to talk while chewing your food.
  • Muslims use the right hand for eating and serving food. NEVER serve food to a guest using your left hand. LEFT-HANDERS take note.

If there some table manners peculiar to your country or culture,
do share them with me.

This is my entry for Weekend Reflections # 41. To participate or view what others have posted for Weekend Reflections, please visit here.


  1. A really interesting post for the day and a terrific capture, marvelous reflections! Hope you have a great weekend!


  2. Great reflections and commentary.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  3. I learned about the left-hand taboo because of my Indian brother-in-law. I've gotten pretty good at using only my right hand for tearing roti apart, but can't figure out how to shell shrimp with just one hand. :D

    Love the tall windows in this restaurant!

  4. Actually, The Malay Peninsula was part of Greater India before the people embraced Islam. That Malays eat with right hand is an influence of Indian culture.

  5. I thought the cars were in the car park. Great reflection.

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  7. A beautiful reflection and with your name up there too.
    The only places that served pork were the Chinese food places. I had it once or twice but much preferred the chicken. I even liked Marrybrown's. Good food there too.
    Melbourne Daily Photo


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