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” ITADAKI-MASU ” & ” GOCHISOU-SAMA ”

The most important table etiquette in Japan is saying , ” Itadaki-masu ” before a meal and ” Gochisou-sama ” after a meal .

These phrases mean thanks for the food and also indicate the beginning and the ending of a meal.

” About Noodles ”

It is a Japanese custom to make some slurping noises while eating noodles such as Soba ,Udon ,and somen .

People say it tastes better if they make slurping noises.

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