Don't stress out on XLB eating processes. XLB eating should not turn into something like a Kung Fu Tea ceremony conducted by bored Taiwanese housewives. Sometimes it fun to pile on bunch XLB on a plate, pour soy sauce and black vinegar all over it, and just slurp it all up like a dog, licking up all the leaked pork juices off the plate. Many times, I will not poke the hole because I like a juicy bite. This causes the juice to squirt across the table when I bite into it. I also like burning the insides of my mouth and esophagus. I do have a preference for eating XLB integrated with juices, meat, wrapper, vinegar, ginger slivers all in one. Is there no right or way wrong.