In the furor arising from the very recent case of The Blogger Who Ate But Didn’t Want to Pay for his meal and the angry, explosive backlash from the local food blog and online community – I decided that we need to blot out that negative energy with a good, old, back to basics look at why we all started blogging about food in the first place… Because we want to share our good food experiences with others.
So here’s my most recent good food experience was at Beauty World food centre, at my favourite hand-made noodle stall.
They serve a variety of hand-made noodles served dry or in soup, with a variety of toppings – sliced fish, meatballs and shrimp, clams…
The soup version is pretty tasteless I’ve been told. I always have it dry because I love the sweetish black soy sauce they concoct with its fiery lashing of fresh pounded chilli paste. My favourite is dry vermicelli with shrimp and meatballs, topped with fried garlic, shallots and fried ikan billis (small anchovies).
Who can resist glossy black skeins of hand-made vermicelli? Especially in combination with the fresh taste of the shrimp, the juiciness of the pork balls and the wonderfully salty crunch of the ikan billis, perfectly balanced by the crunchy blandness of the small baby cabbage.
Now THAT’s great tasting, back to basics, simple food.
…and just to conclude on the case of The Blogger Who Ate But Didn’t Want to Pay. It turns out that it was as a misunderstanding between the blogger and the restaurant – both of whom had expected the other to be treating/paying for the meal.