What should your visitors be expecting while researching your blog?
I am just an ordinary food lover who pens my experiences in a blog.
I try my best to describe the food in detail and as accurately as possible. I express my opinions about the food based on my personal preferences but the detailed descriptions also allow the visitors to decide for themselves if the food is for them or not.
I pen down my observations about the people and places connected to the food, to give the visitor a deeper idea about the food.
As they say, “a picture paints a thousand words” and since I also love photography, visitors will find too many photographs in my blog posts.
What is your definition of an ideal/perfect meal?
It doesn’t need to be Michelin Starred or have a 1-year waiting list. It doesn’t have to accord me bragging rights.
It could be mum’s or pop’s cooking. A quick and easy meal I cooked for myself. A partner’s cooking. A friend’s cooking. A hawker’s cooking.
Old style chwee kway (rice cakes) from the old hawker at the street corner. The all-in-one-mouthful 一口飯 nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf and old newspaper from the friendly makcik at the dusty street side stall.
Just any food prepared lovingly is a perfect meal for me.
Because it’s a gift.
Food from which Asian country do you like the most?
What advice would you give to other bloggers who just started their own food blog?
There are many reasons for getting into food blogging and equally many reasons for getting out or giving up.
It’s essential to have a true love or passion for food. Only when one has passion can one endure and overcome the many ups and downs that invariably come during one’s food blogging journey.
For example, if “glamour” was the motivation, it’s hard to continue when there is no “glamour”. But, if you truly love food, the motivation is always there.
What do you wish to see more or less of the food blogging community?
I feel it is important to balance invited tastings with “discovery tastings” i.e. go food hunting and discover good food stalls, especially those that do not have the money and savvy to market themselves.
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