Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #41: Delicious

For Patti’s fun theme — Delicious. I choose various food we have enjoyed in different places. Before starting her delicious, Patti posts a few questions. I’m very sure my husband will happily answer “yes” to all these questions.

Italian pasta, gnocchi, and risotto are my favorite dishes.

When visited Japan in fall, 2017, we found quickly eating was a wonderful experience there. Every dish was carefully prepared and pleasantly presented and served. Raw fish was new to me, I was so glad I tried it.

Japanese cuisine is one of only three national food traditions recognized by the UN for its cultural significance. Anthony Bourdain once said, “If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it. Most chefs I know would agree with me.”

Lots of wonderful choices in the Borough Market, London. I wished I could eat one of each of these breads. 

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…”   — M.F.K. Fisher

For Chinese food, my top choice is Din Tai Fun. In 1993, this restaurant was selected as one of the top 10 restaurants in the world by the NY Times; in 2010, it was awarded one Michelin Star.

The specialty of DTF is the soup dumpling. The dough is amazing. Precisely, each 5-gram skin gets 16 grams of carefully sourced all-natural ground pork filling. But the hard part is pinching, each 21-gram dumpling is pinched exactly 18 times to form the pleated, swirled seal at the top. When you pick up a hot dumpling  from the bamboo basket with chopsticks, you can see the thin floury skin has just enough elasticity to give the dumpling some bounce, and the small pork meatball inside is delicately seasoned, boiling broth. Because the density of the dough, it can hold the broth and the meatball perfectly. It’s called the art of dumpling making.

Photo from Internet

    “You may feel that you have eaten too much…But this pastry is like feathers – it is like snow. It is in fact good for you, a digestive!”
― M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Okay, dessert please…

“When shall we live if not now.” M.F.K. Fisher “The Art of Eating”

Thank you, Patti for offering us an opportunity to share what “delicious means to us. Hope you will join us. Please tag them with “Lens-Artists” so that we can all find them in the Reader.

Last year I posted “He taught us about food …” — My tribute to Anthony Bourdain.

The header photo is a miniature of Hong Kong street food during the 60s.

Next week, Ann-Christine will host L-A Photo challenge #43.


54 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #41: Delicious

  1. Gloriously delicious, Amy! And I love dumplings made in China. We had at least 20 different kinds at a grand restaurant. I had to leave some…in the end. And the quote: “When shall we live…” is so true. Beautiful shots, Amy.

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  2. that dessert is my fav delicious pic here – and amy – I love how you added an Internet photo – it did add to the vibe of the culture you were talking about and I know the kind of dumpling that has the meat and liquid and mmmmm (not you mad me hungry)

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  3. Anthony Bourdain visited restaurants very near where I live because of the predominance of authentic Asian cuisine. In many areas you wouldn’t know by just seeing photos that we weren’t in Tokyo or perhaps Hong Kong. Cuisines I once thought of as “foreign,” at least to me, have become familiar and really quite wonderful. We went to a Burmese restaurant the other night and I think that was a first for me. This was a fun post, Amy. In location, I’ve experienced the facsimiles while you’ve experienced the real thing! 🙂

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    • How interesting to know Anthony visited restaurants where you live… I haven’t tried Burmese food. Raw fish was an adventure in Japan, but it was surprisingly good; they do have high standard though.
      Enjoyed reading your comment, Debra. 🙂

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  4. I love risotto and I love coating leftover risotto patties in panko and pan frying them the next day. 🙂 In fact, everything you show looks delightful with the exception of raw fish, which I don’t do. More for the rest of the raw fish-eating world! The bread makes me very hungry!


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  6. I knew this was going to be a hard week, with everyone posting photos of great food. I love that photo of the plate in a Japanese restaurant (with the miso soup barely making it into the frame!). When someone says 10 best blah in the world I feel like asking whether they really checked that wonderful blah round the corner from my apartment. But Din Tai Fung would rate fairly high on my personal list too.

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  7. How dare you show me THAT even before I’ve had my breakfast?! 😀 Oh my, does that look gorgeous. Mouth-watering and finger-licking delicious! 🙂
    Have a wonderful Sunday,

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    • Hee-hee … I’m glad I did. Well, I sometimes dream about good food before I get up in the morning. 🙂
      I’d include Texas BBQ if I have good photos.
      Enjoy Sunday, Pit!


    • If it’s on Anthony’s show, I’m pretty sure my husband saw it. There are two, three, DTF in LA and one in Seattle. 🙂
      Thank you for visiting, Paulie!


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