Not knowing how to eat my food has been a common theme. Another drawback to graceful dining is not knowing what I'm ordering. I been using the point-and-hope method. This usually works well. However, later the same evening (after already having BBQ for lunch), a misguided point had me eating BBQ again for dinner. The evening's BBQ was a bit more elegant with all the Korean side dishes included.
Here's how to eat Korean BBQ: Spread raw meat, garlic and onion slices on the grill above hot coals. Use tongs to flip the meat. Use scissors to cut the meat into bit-sized pieces. Using chipsticks, place a piece of lettuce in one hand and hold it like a tortilla. Dip pieces of meat into spicy red paste, then place on the lettuce. Top this with roasted garlic and onions. Eat like a Korean burrito. Snack occasionally on side dishes. Side dishes include: kim chi, pickled radishes, lettuce with salad dressing, green onions in hot sauce, green beans in hot sauce, spinach-like greens in hot sauce, pickled ginger in hot sauce and a extra side of hot sauce. Everyone eats directly out of the side-dish plates. They don't portion out bits onto individual plates. Sharing soup is the same way.