Do you slurp when you eat noodles? Is slurp allowed in your country? I would answer these questions I slurp noodles and it is allowed in Japan.
Most Japanese slurp noodles in Japan. It doesn’t matter to slurp noodles if you are woman or man. Eating noodles with sounds is considered to make noodles good. Conversely, if you don’t make noise when you eat noodles, some Japanese may think the way you do is strange. I cannot say exact reason why Japanese slurp, but a blogger I fond on the internet said “Japanese people slurp because they enjoy more food flavor by slurping noodles.”
In my case, I decide noodles to slurp and not to slurp. I slurp cold noodles mainly like Zaru Soba and Hiyashi-Chuka. I don’t slurp spaghetti and hot noodles because I don’t want to splash sources or soup on my face and clothe.
I could know slurp is special culture in Japan when I had learned that slurp is considered as a bad manner in the U.S or Europe in my English class. Making noise during eating is bad manner in western countries. Sometimes, people can see parodies that Japanese eat spaghetti with making noise at a restaurant, and other westerners gaze him with unpleasant faces.
Interestingly, people who don’t slurp in their lives cannot slurp. I have watched a video that a westerner tried to slurp ramen, but he couldn’t slurp like Japanese do.
How about in your country? Do you slurp noodles? Is the action is allowed?