Food is an important part of any celebration in all nations of the world, regardless of culture or religion. It can unite and strengthen community bonds and help maintain a common identity among a group of people; food is the single great unifier across cultures. Different countries use food in different ways to help celebrate special occasions. Come join us along with many other area restaurants in helping preserve and promote cultural traditions from different countries around the world.
You will find friends from all over the world with foods from Europe, United States, Asia, Middle East, South and Central America.
We will delight you with a wide variety of flavors from different cuisines from around the world.
When it comes to food around the world, each culture has adopted their own traditions and etiquette, from never pouring your own drink in Korea to just putting mustard on your hot dog in Chicago. Before you set out on a worldwide tour, brush up on these interesting food traditions.
1.In Thailand, putting food to your mouth using a fork is considered to be rude. A fork can only be used to help food onto a spoon and should not be used for your meal.
2.Always use your right hand when eating Ethiopian food. Eating traditional cuisine requires scooping up Ethiopian wat onto injera with your hands — no utensils necessary!
3.It is unheard of to put anything but mustard on a Chicago hot dog — you will be exiled if you go against tradition! End of story.
4.Proper chopstick etiquette is really important in China. Never ever rest your chopsticks upright in a bowl of rice or wave chopsticks at another person.
5.It was blasphemous back in the day to ask anyone to top a seafood dish with grated Parmesan — ask any Italian! The act of mixing seafood and cheese was unheard of.
6.In Portugal, asking for salt and pepper in a restaurant is a huge offense to the chef and their cooking abilities.
7.In Brazil eating with your hands is not acceptable — and a fork and knife are a must. You must always use utensils even when eating a sandwich!
“When in Rome” (or wherever you’re travelling) you’re bound to encounter food customs you never knew existed. Whether it’s flipping a fish on a plate, slurping noodles or asking for salt and pepper, there are many ways to offend with food that you aren’t even aware of.
1.While you probably consider slurping noodles to be rude, this is not the case in Japan. In fact, slurping is not only acceptable, but encouraged, as it’s believed to improve the noodles’ flavour and considered to be evidence that you enjoyed your meal
2.In South Korea, it’s seen as a sign of great respect to refrain from beginning to eat until the oldest person at the table has had his or her first bite. Only then can everyone else join in.
3.Italians will give you the evil eye if you order a frothy cappuccino after dinner, as drinking milk after a meal is seen as hindering indigestion. While ordering a milky beverage after a meal in Italy won’t incite outrage, it will out you as a tourist.
4.When drinking tea in Britain, there are a lot of rules to observe — many involving the teaspoon. For example, when stirring tea, the spoon should never touch the sides of the cup, thus avoiding that annoying tinkling sound (and possibly chipping fine-bone china). Also, never leave the spoon in the cup; place the spoon on the saucer like a proper tea drinker.
5.If served a whole fish in China, the worst thing you can do is flip it over to get at the other side. Flipping a fish is superstitiously known to symbolize capsizing a boat — never a good thing.