Read today where a Japanese Restaurant is closing in Sydney due to customers not complying with the chef's wishes.
Members need to eat all that is on the plate and bring a doggie-bag (container) to take home left overs.
How can you take home left overs if it's offensive to leave anything on your plate? Did I miss something!!
I remember being taught to always leave a small piece of food on your plate because it's a compliment to the 'host'/chef, as it reveals the meal was enjoyed and there was plenty of food.
Where I live we are not permitted to take a doggie-bag to a restaurant for hygiene reasons. That makes sense to me.
The article that I read is on Yahoo news and it's also where the above photo came from :)