What are you afraid of here? Slurping too loudly when you suck up those tasty noodles and delicious savory broth? Don’t be — traditionally, slurping is seen as a compliment to the chef. So if you’re really feeling awkward about it, turn the tables on the situation by dropping a little food culture knowledge on your date.
Word to the Wise: Admittedly, getting those long, slippery noodles in gracefully can be a little tricky. Here’s one approach: Pick up a small bunch of noodles with your chopsticks (or fork, if you must) in one hand, and with the other have your soup spoon at the ready to catch them. Now in a much more manageable pile on your spoon, you can just eat them in one easy bite.