Why do People in Eastern Countries Slurp Their Noodles?

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It’s true, slurping noodles is not only accepted throughout most of Asia, but it’s also polite. This is one of those customs that is hard for some foreigners to grasp because it is almost completely opposite in many Western countries.

When you get your noodles, don’t be shy, let loose a big slurp. This lets the cook or your host know you like the meal. If you don’t slurp, they may feel you don’t like the food.

Slurping noodles actually isn’t entirely for the sake of politeness, but for safety too, or at least to avoid getting a burnt tongue. Japanese soup and noodles are served steaming hot. Hot enough to burn your tongue and mouth. By slurping the food quickly in, you are helping your mouth escape burns and the peeling skin that follows by cooling the food just enough and rapidly sucking it in, past the sensitive parts of the mouth.

Slurping is considered the best way to eat noodles in most Eastern countries. So, why not teach the world to slurp too? There is no need to tell anyone how to eat. Those that choose not to slurp, chew. It’s more important to appreciate how delicious and nutritious the noodles are. Hopefully, as you eat, you’ll discover that it tastes better with every slurp or bite. The main thing is to enjoy your meal.


Slurp or Not to Slurp?

Whether you slurp your noodles or not, 720 Fusion Fresh has a variety of delicious and nutritious noodle dishes for you to enjoy. Come by and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere, attentive staff, and authentic Asian cuisine today.

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