I am writing a paper and couldn't find sources on just slurping the soups. Could anyone help.

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    You can do a lot of things. On the other hand, whether it is traditionally done and how locals would react if a tourist did so would be a much more reasonable question for a travel site. Jan 5, 2019 at 2:29
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    Typically, Japanese soups are not eaten using spoons.
    – xuq01
    Jan 5, 2019 at 7:50
  • ?? This IS a travel site, and OP said nothing about spoons.
    – WGroleau
    Nov 10, 2019 at 2:51

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No, that would be kind of weird. For ramen, soba, etc, you don't really slurp the soup, you slurp the noodles after picking them up with chopsticks. For noodleless soups like miso, there's nothing slurpable to pick up with chopsticks, and it makes no more sense to slurp it than it does to slurp a glass of water or a cup of tea.

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