When you are eating in a function, do you eat your favourites first?

food served in a banana leaf - Function food served in a banana leaf
India
December 17, 2009 7:14am CST
When we go for a marriage or party, they serve all the dishes in a banana leaf or plate. In buffet system, we take items in a plate. I like sweets and I will eat sweet first. Do you start with usual course or do you eat your favourite item first?
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8 responses
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
I fill my plate with pasta and dessert.I don't eat rice or meat.I go straight to pasta and dessert.I can eat more,especially if it's seafood pasta and chocolate cake.I love these 2 foods.yum!
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• India
24 Jul 10
Chocolate cake is yummmmmmmy.
@Porcospino (19483)
• Denmark
20 Dec 09
I like to eat new kinds of food, and when there is a buffet I usually eat the new/unknown dishes at first. I usally try to eat a little bit of everything, but of course it depends how many dishes there are, sometimes I can't try everything I love sweet things, but I don't eat the sweet things at first. I eat meat, potatos, salad etc at first, and after that I eat dessert. I guess you can say that I am "saving the best for last", because I love desserts
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• India
24 Jul 10
Very correctly put up, yes, saving the best for last. But that is the way it should be eaten is it not?
@umadper (947)
• India
19 Dec 09
hi, friend,i start as usual,no special.Usually i don't like sweets more which are common in our function,i directly hit the food..
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• India
24 Jul 10
Yes you are right. If we are always looking at the sweets, then we may loose the charm in it. In marriages, we do not feel like eating sweets with the same usual interest, especially in the second day onwards. I love sweets. I think even if I am in your position, I doubt whether I will loose charm in the sweets.
• United States
19 Dec 09
Interesting question! I always save the best for last. Veggies first, meat second, and desert last. I guess I'm a bit of a traditionalist.
• India
24 Jul 10
Yes you are traditional. But may be you are right in eating so.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Dec 09
I used to go for desserts first too when I was younger. I mainly go for the course meal first now and then go for dessert if I have enough room left to eat some. I usually get an ice cream cone.
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• India
18 Dec 09
Oh! You are ice cream fan is it? I was before. But now, just to practice non-attachment, I left ice-cream by taking a vow in Banaras (Kasi) while taking a dip in Holy Ganga river, not to eat ice-cream for the rest of my life.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
17 Dec 09
I will keep the favourite item [sweet ] for last.I would go the same way I eat at home [normally in weddings we are served plenty of side dishes and if it is a buffet system, I just pick some items and very guardedly fill my plate .I am not a very big eater and too many items make it a very heavy meal too. But whatever, I would reserve the sweet delicacy for the last.
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• India
18 Dec 09
Actually that is the way we have to eat. Sweet is a desert item and should be taken at the end. In India some people, like in our community, sweet is served after first course. But some prefer eating it at the end. Since I have a sweet tooth, I eat sweet first.
@happy2512 (1266)
• Philippines
17 Dec 09
I am too picky with food but I am an adventurous eater I like to eat first the foods that I find unusual. But on the normal ocassion I will eat the fruits first then the main menu.
• India
18 Dec 09
Ok. You want to taste the unusual ones first.
@mtvmtv (600)
• India
17 Dec 09
Hi, When ever i go to function like a party or marriage,i do start with my regular system only.Actually,i don't eat too much at a time.Periodically,i take something.Because it makes me feel very light and no laziness at all.Well,habits may differ.
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• India
18 Dec 09
Even I eat less only. I cannot eat more at all. I just asked which item you eat first, whether your favourite one or in the order of regular course.