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Dining Etiquette in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, communal eating is essential to everything from family life to concluding business deals. Here are a few rules and customs worth following to make sure you end up with food—and not your foot—in your mouth.

Tables line up against the edge of a balcony with a view of the city lights spreading to the horizon.

Understanding Jerusalem’s Restaurant Culture

Dining out in Jerusalem is a fun diversion and there are some genuinely wonderful gastronomic experiences to be had, but deciphering the unique rules of Jerusalem restaurants is a challenge. Here is a basic primer from author Genevieve Belmaker.

Round wooden steamer trays filled with assorted foods including dumplings and steamed buns.

Chinese Dining Customs

Did you know that splitting the cost of a meal in China is considered rude? Or that if you find it tough to use chopsticks, holding the bowl close to your mouth is perfectly acceptable? Read on for details about what to expect when eating like a local in China.

Chefs work in an open kitchen behind a bar with rows of glassware.

Coastal Maine’s Best Restaurants

In recent years, Maine’s restaurant scene has gained increasing national attention, with top awards and mentions in the most influential foodie magazines. If you want to dine your way through Maine, here’s where to go to hit the biggies.