Thursday, May 30, 2013

10 Day Photo Challenge Day 3 – Food

Back to the 10 Day Photo Challenge today, but I'm going to have to make it quick. So quick in fact, that I've decided to leave some lengthy writing posts for the weekend or tomorrow, when I have a bit more time. I'll keep the topics secret, but I'm at least giving you guys something to look forward to :).

Anyway, sorry to say that I don't really have much excuse for a late in the evening, quickly written post, other than watching The Apprentice AND its after-show (taking up a total of an hour and a half) and before that reading the last 50 or so pages of Noughts & Crosses (as good as the critics say. How I haven't read it in the last three years while everyone in primary school was raving about it, I honestly don't know). But this long preamble is sort of contradictory to the quick posting agenda for today, so I'll get on with the photography...

The Paint Palette Of The Food World

This is a spectacular representation of my favourite food: sushi. Apart from the obvious reason of the conflicting flavours of the sweet rice, sumptuous fish and delicious seaweed (or nori if you want to be authentic), I love the rainbow of reds, oranges, greens, purples and whites that make up sushi. I know that sounds like such a clichéd, made-up-for-the-sake-of-sounding-pretentious kind of reason, but I think a lot of sushi's growing appeal is down to the aesthetics. It's a good seller, looking better in the window that a lot of its competitors. The reddy pink of the tuna maguro and the neon orange of the salmon sake, make us, the ridiculously shallow general public, leap straight at them. Bright colours mean good taste, right? In this case, definitely.

This specific platter is the product of Tsuru, a small but lovely little London sushi chain of about three joints (their name means "crane" in Japanese, so they have little origami cranes hanging in the windows, which I like to imagine the chefs made themselves). Tsuru is small and not very famous, but it has some of the best sushi I've ever tasted, a step above big chains like Yo! Sushi, Wasabi and Itsu. Here you've got the usual favourites like maguro, sake and salmon California roll, but also twists like tuna California rolls and several variants of prawn maki (the Japanese word for rolled up sushi). But the best thing has to be 50% off all sushi after 5:30, which is perfect for dinner after school! (Although I'm often there late, so all that's left are boxes of tasteless tuna rolls)

And if you're wondering, the platter was not bought just for the picture, my mum and I did eat it afterwards. Sorry to make you envious :p.
-DP :)


  1. Wow... love your blog! Newest follower here. I was hoping that you might stop by and follow me back if you like what you read!

    Have a lovely weekend,

  2. Thank you! followed yours back!
    -DP :)