” 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.