In Asian countries, chopsticks are used for most dishes. Whether you’re eating rice, dumplings or noodles, people will be using chopsticks to eat. Soup is traditionally eaten with a large, deep and often ceramic spoon.
When rice is not sticky, it can be very hard to eat it with chopsticks. In most Asian countries, it’s fine to lift your bowl to the mouth to make it easier. Try not to poke food onto the sticks as that’s not considered proper etiquette. Larger chunks of food that would need cutting are usually lifted to the mouth when you eat with chopsticks and then nibbled on bite by bite.
If you’re eating Japanese food with chopsticks, bear in mind that most types of sushi can be eaten using your hands. The exception is sashimi which is eaten with chopsticks.