天龙八部手游10个职业好

Diners developing a taste for table-for-one trend

By Zhang Yangfei | China Daily | Updated: 2019-05-24 07:43
A single diner gives thanks before eating. [Photo/EAT SOLO]

A growing number of people are eating alone, whether at home or in restaurants, and overturning traditional etiquette. Zhang Yangfei reports.

In China, food has always played a major role in promoting social cohesion. Communal eating is not only familybased and deeply rooted in the nation's cultural heritage, but is also regarded as an indicator of society's health and stability.

Given that background, it is little wonder that eating alone, publicly or privately, has long been considered taboo.

However, in recent years things have started to change as a result of demographic shifts and the growing influence of modern lifestyles.

According to a report released last year by the global market researcher Kantar, 46 percent of people interviewed said they had eaten alone in the previous 24 hours, a rise of 9 percent from 2017, and about 16 percent expressed a preference for eating solo.

1 2 3 4 5 6 Next   >>|

Related Stories

Top
BACK TO THE TOP
English
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US
天龙八部手游10个职业好