LUMA Dubai General Trading LLC offers wide range of hotel supplies that includes Kitchen Equipments, Cutlery, Furniture & Fittings, Electronic Systems, House Keeping Supplies, Engineering Supplies, Marine & Pool Items, Computer Parts, Stationery, Spa Items. Dishes are usually made of ceramic materials such as earthenware, stoneware, bone china or porcelain, however can be made of other materials such as wood, pewter, silver, gold, glass, acrylic and plastic. Dishes are purchased either by the piece or by set which include either four, eight, or twelve place settings. Individual pieces, such as those needed as replacement pieces for broken dishes, can be purchased from "open stock" inventory at shops, or from antique dealers if the pattern is no longer in production.
Tableware is the dishes or dishware used for setting a table, serving food and for dining. Tableware can be meant to include cutlery and glassware. The nature, variety, and number of objects varies from culture to culture, religions, and cuisines.
Chinese table settings are traditional in style. Table setting practices in Japan and other parts of East Asia have been influenced by Chinese table setting customs. The emphasis in Chinese table settings is on displaying each individual food in a pleasing way, usually in separate bowls or dishes. Formal table settings are based upon the arrangements used in a family setting, although they can become extremely elaborate with many dishes.
Japanese ceramic tableware is an industry that is many centuries old. Unlike in Western cultures, where tableware is often produced and bought in matching sets, Japanese tableware is set on the table so that each dish complements the type of food served in it. Since Japanese meals normally include several small amounts of each food per person, this means that each person has a place setting with several different small dishes and bowls for holding individual food and condiments.
Ethiopian dining includes several rituals, including the washing of hands before a formal meal, while seated at the table, and the drinking of coffee at the table when the meal has ended. During the meal itself, guests are served injera, a piece of Ethiopian flatbread made of the grain teff.