Shot with iPhone 5S
Among various stalls and restaurants selling dosai, I always come back to this particular stall inside Tanglin Mall food court in Singapore. They have the less oily and the crispiest cone dosai ever.
Had I compose this shot properly, you would be able to see that this Southern Indian crispy crepe is actually standing.
Shot with iPhone 4S
I have to put this particular picture on the post today. My 8 year old ‘model’ requested to be in my blog. He came up with this concept (even managed to not eat the whole bread roll in one go, only pinching, digging and eating the crumbs to make a hole) and wanted to have his picture taken in EXACTLY this style.
For those of you who have young kids, you can relate if I say that they sometimes are reluctant in front of camera. So when he WANTS to have his picture taken, I better seize the moment.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot @ 1/100, f/4, ISO 1600
One of the most popular snacks here is Indian mango (I still don’t know why it’s called Indian? Maybe this special mango originally came from India? Have to do more homework on that). You can easily find it from stalls by the street, or from some vendors, like this one, who are going around offering it as snack-on-the-go.
Unlike what is known as sweet Philippine’s mango, this particular one is more crispy, with slightly tart and sour taste. It’s normally eaten accompanied by bagoong (shrimp paste).
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot @ 1/125, f/4, ISO 640
Today, 10 February 2013 is celebrated as Chinese new year and we are entering year of the snake. Unlike the gregorian calendar, Chinese calendar is based on the cycle of the moon.
Chinese loves playing with words and symbols. Homonyms are very often used. Names of dishes and / or ingredients which are served during the new year sound similar to words and phrases which they wish. Some other food also have symbolic meaning.
From the picture above, the 8 oranges symbolise gold (also because of the colour), wealth and good fortune. 8 is always a lucky number ;-). While pineapple represents luck, as well as wealth and good fortune.
Fresh fruits mean life and new beginning. They all should be placed on a round tray, whose form represents togetherness.
So I wish you all Gong Xi Fa Chai. May your fortune rise to greater heights, your heart be filled with happiness and peace and your life be blesses with longevity and abundance.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot @ 1/25, f/4, ISO 1600