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!
Thaksin Noodles & Brothers Rojak
Blk 449 Clementi Ave 3
See Lam Herm coffee shop