It has always been my understanding that sushi is supposed to be eaten in one bite. Take whole item and put whole item in mouth, shew, swallow.
As a vegetarian I only eat veggie sushi so I can't speak for other kinds, but, I have been running into a bit of a problem with finding HUGE veggie maki in particular though a lot of the veggie sushi that I see is really big in general. It looks so pretty on the plate but then I am sometimes unsure what to do with it.
I finally ran into the worst offenders on a recent trip to San Francisco and one of the pieces that I tried was so long that it hit the back of my throat and I started choking, hard. So now I am a bit weary but still a veggie sushi lover. Even some rolls are large over all but then there are large pieces of greens and veggies on both ends.
So, what do I do? Is there a way to eat it in two bites? How do you do it with chopsticks? How do you keep it from falling apart? should I just pick it up with my hands then? i know that you are "allowed" to do that with pieces if you are polite about it.
I could really use some help here.