Confucius he say: person taking photo not eating. Your lack of dexterity surprises me, Helen, so here's a tip known to approx. one quarter of the human population: use the edge of the bowl and think like a crab.
I was taught how to use chopsticks many years ago by a chinese waiter before my 1st ever chinese meal arrived. I have quite a collection of chopsticks at home and do occasionally use them. This is a nice shot.