Why is it considered crude to slurp your noodles?

Depends on where you eat ’em! While eating sounds are considered uncouth in many countries, noodles slurping is actually a respectful sign of enjoyment in Japan. Some Japanese justify their slurping because they say that slurping cools off hot noodles when the noodles come into full direct contact with one’s tongue and ultimately makes it easier to consume them. This group of people also remarked that as time got on, their habit of slurping noodles became so ingrained that regardless of the temperature of the noodles (i.e. hot or cold), they would still slurp their noodles.


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