>At Galaxy‘s request, here is some of the food porn that’s on my puter right now. “Photos of food” is a stand-alone folder on my hard-drive. Most of these shots were taken for my brother’s Xmas present last year, which was a set of recipe cards with my Mum’s top secret family dishes on them. I did the food-styling, which I must say was damn fun. Not saying that I’m that crash hot at it, but it was fun nonetheless.
Without further ado, on to the foodie porn. I’ve only done three things for this post as didn’t want to be too excessive:
1. This first one is of a Malaysian vegetable curry (Sayor Lodeh). It’s a truly typical ‘vege curry’ for my mother in that she usually adds a few prawns and some fish-balls. Her concept of ‘vegetarian’ is loose at best. This dish has to have chunky segments of cabbage in it and those great puffy fried tofu pieces (which soak up the coconut milk-infused gravy like nothing else). I can eat this curry with rice for an entire week, every night, and I wouldn’t get sick of it.
2. Second is this Chinese Beef Steak dish – a huge favourite of ours for years. The steak gets bashed to within an inch of its life to become incredibly tender, and is marinated in a more-ish blend of soy, Worcestershire and tomato sauce. The thin segments are wok-fried till crispy and fragrant. Yes, crispy steak! It’s truly melt-in-the-mouth stuff.
3. Known as Loh Mai Kai, this is the kind of thing that I suspect I’ll never be able to replicate. It’s one of those 100-step dishes where bits and pieces have to be prepared beforehand, with fiddly marinades for all manner of ingredients, before the composition of the final dish. This one has been turned out from a bowl. The filling (‘topping’) is prepared separately and the bowls of filling and raw glutinous rice are steamed through to cook. Totally delish and utterly time-consuming.