Do It For The Gram – It’s All In The food Presentation
6 September, 2019
Have you ever looked at your plate and just absolutely needed to take a photo for Instagram before tucking in? I think we’re all a little bit guilty of this one. The copious amounts of food images in our photo gallery is endless. And do you know why we love taking photos of our food nowadays? Because it’s so damn glorious to look at! Chefs have not only mastered the art of cooking, their plate up skills are becoming more delicate by the hour and if it’s not perfect, they’re more than likely to start again. Gone are the days of adding one garnish to make your dish look fly, it’s become more like a fine art. Adding the right concoction of garnishes and flowers (yes, you heard that right) can make your plate pop. The art of edible flowers is becoming more popular with chefs, they know it’s all about the gram and if it looks beautiful, it’s going to be shared on social media. A smart observation by chefs all around the globe, a plate that is both pretty and tasty is a wonderful win by the person consuming it.
China Chilli and Chum Tang have perfected their presentation skills with incredible garnishes of coriander, fresh chilli, seeds and sauce. The perfect combination of sensational taste and sight. Two of your senses will be thrilled with this delightful mix. Move your eyes over to Makoto Bento for sensual dishes with optical flare. The vibrant colours of difference sashimi will draw your eyes in and make you snap a pic for your socials.
Take a look at the show stopping Thai Green Curry and Coconut Rice dessert from General Chao. Hello dry ice, beautiful presentation and quirky flavours! This salted coconut rice pudding with roasted rice, mango, chilli and Thai green curry ice‑cream not only presents magnificently, it will challenge your taste buds.
It’s all about the colour. Colour draws your eyes in just as much as smell. If you’re sitting down, browsing the menu and spot a colourful and wonderful dish waltzing past, the words ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ isn’t just something you’ve heard on the movie When Harry Met Sally. Those words instantly come out of your own mouth. Plating up and presentation is as important as the taste of the dish. Ask a toddler to try a new food that doesn’t look appealing, but you know is delicious, and watch them squirm in their seat with disgust. Ask them to try something beautiful and enchanting to the eyes and watch them stuff it in their mouth like it’s going out of fashion.