When we would go out to eat, all of my South African friends would spend the first five minutes tasting each other's meals.
So you have to take a little bit of everybody's food, taste it, say how awesome it is, and then you can finally eat what you ordered. I wasn't used to this at all. Usually I need to eat my food super fast and I'm always very hungry so this little custom was hard to get used to. But it was very cool when I think about it. And unselfish.
Like for example Janine ordered Salmon rolls, and she got four of them. There were four of us and so she only got to have one of her salmon rolls. But she got a bite of everybody else's stuff...I still think she got screwed.
But it makes me think she's a nice person. Maybe that's the gig?