This Week In Food, 1238

Photos by MJ Klein

This week was fun because I’ve been testing out the new camera.  I don’t quite have things tweaked just the way I want them, but I’m getting close.  Let’s take a look at some food we had this week, Nikon D7000 style!

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Beef fried rice.

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Clam soup with garlic.

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Mountain pig meat.

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Oyster & egg.

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Deep fried oysters.

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“A” vegetable (direct translation from Chinese).

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The chef putting up some noodles for a takeout order.

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The chefs hard at work.

Now, those photos were OK but I like the colors jacked up a bit more, like the rest of these:

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Green beans with garlic (cold appetizer dish).

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Scallion bread.

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Hand made boiled dumplings.

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Hot & sour soup – one of the best I’ve ever had.

Now, for some teppanyaki at a place we frequent:

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Industry-standard corn soup.

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Putting cabbage on the griddle.  Notice the blue light.  I’ve white balanced for the overhead illumination, but the lights outside the restaurant were shining on the griddle, and they look blue due to the white balancing.  I think it looks cool, especially the reflections in the food (you’ll see that in the shot of the chicken cooking).

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Adding a little water to the cabbage,

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then it gets covered to cook for awhile.

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Chicken cooking.

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Oysters.

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The finished oyster dish.  This was delicious!

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Finished cabbage dish.

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The chicken was diced and the heat turned down low.

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What the menu calls “John Dory fish.”  It was slightly crunchy.

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Bean sprouts.

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The final chicken dish with fried garlic and pepper-salt.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these dishes along with us!  The new D7000 has renewed my interest in photography again and I’m looking forward to bringing you more photos soon!

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7 comments

  1. Colors looks a bit better in these pics compared to some of your other pics. I guess you’ve been playing around with settings to get the color to “pop”.

    Since I bought my Sony DSC-H50… every camera I’ve had since then… I’ve put the “Color” setting to “Vivid” and left the “Color Saturation” setting to “Normal”.

    The last 2 pics look like something I would like to try. I don’t like cabbage or oysters… so even tho they looked good… not something I would like.
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    1. hi Mike,

      i have the controls set to Vivid, and +3 saturation, and #6 sharpness. you might like cabbage and oysters cooked like we have them over here. the humble cabbage tastes a lot better wok fried!

  2. The pictures look great, but looking at them at them is torture. The food at Chinese restaurants here is bland and tasteless in comparison to what you have in Taiwan (though in all fairness, American and Japanese cuisine of the kind you find in Taiwanese restaurants is also pretty god-awful). One of the things I’m looking forward to when we go to Shanghai next year is the food.
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  3. Wow! What a difference in the picture quality of the food. Almost like seeing it in person, especially the dumplings.

    1. hi Caryolyn. i just came back from a trip to Thailand where i spent considerable time tweaking the settings on the camera. i think i finally have it where i want it. the photos should be even better in the new few upcoming articles. thanks for reading!

  4. Dang, I’m hungry now. And 1.5 hours left till the next meal … The chicken dish looks great, and the scallion bread, too. But I wish I had looked at your pictures a bit later. 🙂

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