Food bloggers come out to play

It always begin with a mad rush of email corresponds, we will flood each other with suggestions to go, and this time it’s Hairyberry who tempted everyone to come for dinner by bringing Teochew mooncake with preserved vegetable. Our initial plan was to go for a round of Burmese food, before heading to queue for claypot rice while waiting for a few others to arrive.

Unfortunately things didn’t quite go to plan, we only realised three hours before dinner that the claypot rice was closed every Wednesday, but we proceeded on with the Burmese food anyway. And it’s only after sitting down and ordering drinks that we noticed that the Burmese stall was closed too! So much for Plan A & Plan B, but nothing’s gonna stop a bunch of hungry food bloggers from getting what they want, we walked around and ended up here.

And just in case you bump into our kind in the future, here’s some interesting things you should know about food bloggers:

Light, is everything. When we stepped into a restaurant, the first thing we look at is not how nice the ambience is, but which spot has good lighting. And we always have the same reaction when it’s those romantic, dull lighting – oh shucks, the photos are gonna suck today!

We are not shy when it comes to using a big camera and pretend that we are paparazzi shooting celebrities. Or rather, we are so used to the attention that we don’t care anymore. When the food arrived on the table, all the weird glance from the surrounding tables are forgotten, our only priority will be getting that perfect kodak moment of the food.

And oh yes, we take a long time (read: the food gets cold) to take photos, while others are tucking into their bowl/plate of warm food, we are still busy snapping photos, adjusting ISO, changing white balance, taking different angles, doing everything we can to make sure the photo looks good – all the fuss for one nice shot that you see here.

Going in a big group is always preferred since more people means we can try more food. Sometimes we can just go in pairs or a small group when the rest couldn’t make it. There’s always next time for a bigger group outing, but let us go in a small group to check out that place first. When food bloggers come out to play, it’s always food, food, and more food. Not to mention desserts are a must have after dinner.

And just in case you are wondering, our conversations are not just about food. Of course we will rave about that newest hotspot-in-town, or that particular dessert which made us go gaga, but we talk about traveling, the latest news and juicy gossips, and everything under the sun!

Dinner generally doesn’t restrict to just one place, it’s only the start to more food. Our logic? Since we are already out, might as well check out more places! Not everyone can live the life of a food blogger, but I definitely love to hang out with my folks, it’s always fun, laughter, food and more food when we are together. So the next time you see a table of people using big bulky cameras taking photographs of food, that’s us! Don’t be shy, come over and say hi!

Meet my fellow floggers:
Catherine @ Camemberu
Edwin @ Southernoise gluttony
Hairyberry @ Black Tie, White Lie
Julia @ AromaCookery
Leroy @ The Hungry Cow
Phil @ Keropokman

Thaksin Noodles & Brothers Rojak
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16 COMMENTS

wow you sound very professional, well done I like your serious and knowledge of being a food blogger.
Thanks for the info, I am just a loner in this hobby, snapping picture is just like a secret agent taking top secret object, got to be quick and pretend nothing has happened. hahahaha…pictures at time sucks got to learn.

The detail, the pattern on the skin of the piece of popiah in the last pic? This is when I gave thanks for how much work food bloggers are willing to put themselves through for the perfect shot. :)

Justin: heh : )

myfoodsirens: Nothing beats hanging out with friends who love food as well!

happy happy: hahaha don’t need to be so secretive, do it openly!

LFB: I’m learning to shoot faster so that I can eat sooner before the food gets cold. HAHA

Sistafood: Where’s glory popiah? East is so far away, i must explore the west first!

Reiz: I know you are hungry! muahahahaha surfing food blog at this time is correct ok, keep up the good job! lol

Jo: HAHA I bet inside yr brain there’s a voice “Jo eat popiah for lunch, eat popiah for lunch..”

Hi there Brad!

I just thought I should drop by and say HI since I’ve been voting for you so far … :) Also so that we can actually chat the next time we meet at the Blog Awards on Oct 23rd!

(Heard from Catherine – camemberu – that you and a few others were sitting just over on the other side of where I was sitting at the Spore Blog Awards)

See you at the Awards nite!

(and oh, don’t forget to vote for me ya under Best Parenting Blog … apparently the only blogger in Singapore under that category)

xxx
Leonny
http://www.oureverydaythings.com

Leonny: Really? we must catch up at the Nuffnang awards night then! thanks for voting for me, will vote for you too! : )

Shirin: haha uni have been crazy to me too, been blogging a lot lesser than i will like to. Cheer up, whenever u come here the photos will make u happier right? tee hee

florist: Hello there! i deleted your previous comments because I thought it’s spam! lol keep eating!

haha. yeah. my blogging has decreased to almost 0. but your pictures definitely make my day – every day! thanks so much! xx

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