When is it good to start eating when having a meal with Koreans?

When is it good to start eating when having a meal with Koreans?


Hello everyone! I’m Camila. For today’s topic, I’ll be answering a
question about Korean culture. The question we have is “When is it ok to
start eating when having a meal with Koreans?” Great question! Politeness is very important in Korean culture, along with sharing meals. When eating meals together, you must always let the oldest person at the table eat first. Wait for the oldest person at the table to
lift their spoon or chopsticks before you start eating. You can use the phrase “먼저 드세요
(meonjeo deuseyo)” meaning “Please go ahead” to the oldest person. What Korean dining etiquette do you know or wonder about? Let us know in the comments below. 안녕 (annyeong)!

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