Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Eating Hong Kong: Fu's Kitchen (or Why I Can't Really Be a Food Blogger)

Ostensibly, this post is about Fu's Kitchen, a chic little dim sum bistro in Causeway Bay.  But -- cue tiny violin -- I'd actually like to take the opportunity to whine about how hard it is to blog about food.  You're hungry -- hell, everyone at your table is starving -- and the food arrives, all steamy and delicious, and what do you do?  You have to yell at everyone, including yourself, not to touch the food until you photograph it.

Steamed scallop dumplings

Then in your eagerness to get to the actual business of eating the food, you take crazy shots with your camera.

Shots that are out-of-focus,

Stir-fried Eggwhites with Crab Meat and Dried Scallops

terribly styled and composed (ew that broccoli and eggwhite look egregious),

Baked Barbecue Pork Pastries

and terribly lit.

Garlic Tofu

And in the process, you do the food an awful disservice, making even the most delicious of foods (like those fried tofu cubes above) look sad.

Braised Noodles

Sigh.  I might have to abandon this line of posting and leave the photos and commentary to the pros.

2 comments:

BigAppleNosh December 22, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

Yes! Especially with shared food such as dimsum, I'm always in such a terrible hurry to take pictures because others are waiting. My shots look like crap. I much prefer having my own dish, so I'm the only one who suffers from cold food :)

Btw I think your pics look good :)

lavenderpug December 22, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

oh these make me drool. and i think your pics are pretty fabulous. although take what i say with a grain of salt, because have you seen my blog?

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