Interview Feature on Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow

Not too long ago, I was fortunate enough and humbled to be contacted by fellow food blogger and food lover Nat – the face behind the renowned Singapore food blog Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow – regarding a new monthly interview feature on his aforementioned blog.

The following text (quoted from Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow) precedes the main post in his series of interviews and is pretty self-explanatory;

Every month, we feature a Singapore food blog or instagram: (1) to cultivate goodwill and camaraderie among the online community; (2) to encourage more people to blog and instagram about food; and (3) to empower bloggers and instagrammers through an insight and understanding to their lives.

Needless to say, I accepted his request and after a few e-mail exchanges later, it came to fruition.

You can read the interview in its entirety here. While you’re there, feel free to read through his posts on the multitude of food options available in Singapore – complete with well-composed photographs to make your mouth water.

Many thanks once again for the feature, Nat! Really appreciate it!

Updates

It has been about seven months since my last post, and I think that I do owe an apology to my followers and readers.

I humbly apologise for the lack of updates on this beloved page of mine. I am doing pretty well, and am still pretty much involved in food – mostly eating it. Without using it as an excuse, I find myself posting photos and thoughts on food more regularly on Instagram (shameless plug – @eatfoodlivefood) via my smartphone.

Rest assured, there will be more posts and conversations about food in the very near future, with some of it involving fellow food lovers.

Till the next post… Eat well, and live well!

A True Display of Egg-cellence

Firstly, please accept my apologies for the awful pun as this post’s header – I just couldn’t help it.

Anyways… It’s not often that I get speechless and awed by something magical and spectacular. Today isn’t one of those days. Words cannot describe what you are about to see, so I shall just let the following images and videos do the talking. A word of advice; hunger pangs will be evident – you have been warned!

#Kyoto 🇯🇵#Omurice #kichikichi #kichi2 #mangerdestrucsbons #dreamcometru #venez

A video posted by 伍月 first name Yue last name WU (@wuyue5) on

While we’re on the subject of eggs, allow the legendary Jacques Pepin to demonstrate the proper and near-flawless technique of making an omelette. Simply breathtaking.

I’m still drooling over the omelette-split in the Japanese omurice Instagram video…

Source: We Can Watch Videos of Omurice (Japanese Omelet Rice) All Day (First We Feast)

Follow @eatfoodlivefood on Instagram!

After years of “going against the grain”; I finally rewarded myself with a smartphone – and it wasn’t a big surprise that one of the apps I first downloaded was Instagram. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of photos and various hashtags in relation to food!

I consider myself to be a greenhorn in the world of Instagram (and navigating a smartphone in general); but I appreciate the wonders and ease it brings about into one’s daily life – especially when it comes to drooling over photos of food! Additionally, it pleases me to see so many people and institutions dedicating their Instagram pages to the ever-changing and amazing world of food.

So, follow me on Instagram: @eatfoodlivefood! Do include the hashtag #eatfoodlivefood and tag @eatfoodlivefood on your photos to share them with me and like-minded food lovers. I’ve also included a widget on the side menu bar – on the right – that links to the Instagram page.

Here’s to many more years of great food and food photos! I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish fellow Muslims a very blessed and fruitful Ramadan!

Americans Taste Test Singaporean Food

In a follow-up to their previous video which featured “Singaporean snacks/food”, Buzzfeed has come up with another video that showcases a number of dishes easily and readily available in Singapore’s ubiquitous (but often under-appreciated and overlooked) hawker centres.

The generally positive comments by the men and women in the video instilled a sense of pride in my food-crazed self; comparable to that of hearing one’s national anthem at an Olympic Games medal ceremony.

While we’re on the topic of pride; the comments section of the video is littered with people attempting to be gastronomically patriotic – as expected. Sadly, these individuals have only managed to come off as being silly, petulant, and ignorant: rambling endlessly about the “authenticity” and “originality” of the dishes showcase in the aforementioned video, while making statements about neighbouring nations having better tasting food – all of which reek of emotionally-charged bravado and appear to be nothing more than a vehement expression of what can be considered to be a case of culinary chauvinism.

The burning question on my mind is: Why we can’t just discard the false and misleading label of “authentic” food (what is “authentic” food anyway?) and appreciate food – along with its countless nation/culture-crossing renditions – simply for its multi-sensory satisfying properties?

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