Korea - Reflections
Also, a hot small refresher towel is given for wiping hands, and some people use it to wipe their face. Supposed to freshen you up for the meal ahead.
Chopsticks and toothpicks are now more environmentally friendly.
Chopsticks used to be made from wood and discarded after one use, now they are made from plastic, so they can be washed and re-used.
Toothpicks are made from degradable edible plastic, so they don't have to be separated from food leftovers, which, in restaurants, are trashed for pig farmers.
A Korean restaurant banquet meal has so many dishes, that just when you think the banquet has finished, they still bring out more dishes, and keep on bringing them out.
When they bring out the fruit however, then you know that is the end of the banquet.
Koreans at home, finish their meal, and after half an hour or so, bring out the fruit for "dessert."
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