For the chefs that really care about their meals, it may be shocking to see how people treat their food. Of course, nobody has the right to tell someone how to eat a certain meal but in some cases, it’s impossible to remain silent.

We at Enlighten don’t think that every visitor of a restaurant has to read a manual before eating a meal. But we decided to find out more about the point of view of people that have a different opinion. And in the bonus, you will find out that pepperoni pizza is not what you think it is.

1. Sushi

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For some strange reason, a lot of people eat sushi by dipping the rice into the soy sauce/wasabi mix. This is supposed to be the wrong way to eat sushi because the rice might break apart. Also, many people use chopsticks to eat sushi. In Japan, they turn the sushi upside down and dip the fish into the soy sauce/wasabi mix. And sushi is ‘best’ eaten with fingers, not chopsticks. The chopsticks are never used in high-class Japanese sushi restaurants.© Eugene Lim / Quora

2. Feta cheese

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After years of eating feta cheese straight from the package, I learned it always requires rinsing under tap water before consumption, to wash off the brine that aims to preserve it. Feta cheese should not be excessively salty and if it is, it’s because you haven’t removed the excess salty water! Silvia Botz / Quora

3. Pasta and “meat sauce”

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World-famous, yet so embarrassing to even display it like that, the combination of spaghetti and “meat sauce” is a complete mess and the wrong way of combining 2 otherwise delicious things, namely spaghetti and “meat sauce.” No need for a long answer here. It’s as simple as this: a proper plate of pasta with ragù (that is what a meat-based sauce should actually be called) is best served with egg dough, fresh pasta. Spaghetti is a really bad idea to accompany this sauce because its surface is too slippery, and it does not hold on to meat particles, thus yielding the use of a fork a very difficult and frustrating exercise. That is why egg dough pasta, like fettuccine or tagliatelle, exists: their rough surface is capable of sticking to a meat sauce and therefore maximizing the combination of pasta and sauce. You are basically getting the best of both worlds. Antonello Frau / Quora

4. Bacon

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Do you cook it in a frying pan? Bake it in the oven instead. It takes 20 minutes, but it’s worth the wait. A frying pan gets extremely hot and cooks it quickly and unevenly. That’s why you get some parts that are burnt and other parts that still have the rancid flavor of the uncooked fat. Ovens cook slow and even so the entire strip of bacon is consistent throughout. I used to think I liked bacon crispy because it needed to be to get rid of the rancid flavor. Having it out of the oven it’s even more amazing a little undercooked. Jason Siegel / Quora

5. Chocolate


I went to a chocolate tasting class. You are actually supposed to let the chocolate melt in your mouth a little, to taste the various flavors. Honestly, I still just devour it… ts1985 / Reddit

6. Tortillas

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So many people, stores, and restaurants practically serve them “raw.” Like if any of you have ever bought a pack of tortillas at the grocery store… Put them on a pan or the stove! Get it a little toasty, if it’s a flour tortilla, it should puff up a bit so you know it’s done. But no, so many people just straight up eat them flat, cold, chewy, and flavorless. athaliah / Reddit

7. Chicken


First off, they brine the chicken. It doesn’t make it “juicy”, it makes it bland and wet. The chickens you buy at the supermarkets were raised at farms where their muscles couldn’t form properly, so the meat will all taste the same. And they are injected with water, so it makes brining even more pointless. Coq au Vin was created to cook tough old stringy roosters. We need a new recipe to work with modern mass-produced chicken. Malcolm Minchin / Quora

8. Steak


Steaks should be served well-rested. No one does this. It takes a long time for a steak or roast to rest. Restaurants would get complaints about the wait, and then more complaints about their food being cold. But a well-rested slice of prime rib is divine. For a roast, you want it to rest so that all the juices don’t drain out when you slice it. But the more important thing is the flavor profile that you get when the fat begins to solidify inside the meat. Try it sometime. Eat one steak hot off the grill, leave another on your cutting board for later. Slice it into thin strips, dab it in a little salt, and let it melt in your mouth. Steve Carroll / Quora

9. Hamburgers with mayo


Specifically, where does the mayo go? Think about what the purpose of mayonnaise is here? To add flavor? To add fat? A well-made burger will have plenty of either of those. The unique property of mayonnaise is that it is a stable emulsion. It has an aqueous phase and a lipid phase dispersed through one another. This means that it can bind with both water and fat, which are, not coincidentally, the 2 things that a juicy burger is bleeding out unless it has been seriously overcooked. If you put the mayo on the bottom bun, it will protect the bun from the moisture. If you put it on the top bun, it will just stay there. Jesse Sutton / Quora

10. Apple skin


An apple with skin contains around 5.4 grams of fiber, while without skin it contains only about 2.8 grams of fiber. Plus an apple with skin contains about 116 calories and without skin, it contains about 104. So, you see there’s no significant difference in calorie content, but there is a significant difference in fiber content. Plus, the peel of apple can provide some great health-related benefits as well. The most significant is a reduction in the risk of getting certain types of cancer, like liver and colon cancer. The peel of an apple contains a compound known as triterpenoids that have the tendency to destroy cancer cells, as well as prevent new ones from forming. Tracy Morgan / Quora

11. Boiled potatoes


I always start my potatoes and eggs in cold water. In the case of potatoes, the spuds and the water come up to temperature at the same time, so the insides are done at the same time the outsides are. Beth Goldowitz / Quora

12. Surströmming