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Do you like eating leftovers? Leftovers! In your country, is it normal to take your leftovers home with you when you can’t finish your meal at a restaurant? Eating out can be expensive. Cooking at home can be a lot of work. But leftovers are both cheap and convenient. Any time you have more food than you can finish, and you decide to save it for another day, that’s leftovers. Leftovers can come from something you cooked yourself, or they can come from a restaurant. If you can’t finish your dinner, you can always take the leftovers home by asking the waiter for a to go box or doggie bag.
Jan 18, 2012 11:31 AM
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That is very rare in Nepal and India. Food is considered sacred and use of leftovers is a culutral taboo. But again people order only as much as they need because abandoning food at the table is being irreverent; food is a Godly object as being the most fundamental need for sustenance of life and hence gets the virtue of reverence.If you need to carry sth to home you put an extra order.
January 22, 2012
Not all Australian restaurants will let you have a doggie bag for fear of being sued by sick customers.
January 19, 2012
I do although it depends on the meal; for example pizza is ideal to transport whereas a curry may be best left behind.
January 18, 2012
in egypt ...thats normal
January 18, 2012
in japanese this might also be referred to as "mottainai" :D
January 18, 2012
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Teacher Emi
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino (Tagalog), Hungarian, Japanese, Korean
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Chinese (Mandarin), Hungarian, Japanese, Korean