Why “My Food Sirens II“?
Well, my amateur blog is www.myfoodsirens.blogspot.com but for months, Blogger and my computer have been at odds with each other (eg. countless error pages, unable to upload photos etc etc). Hence the decision to find a new home for My Food Sirens.
So voila, My Food Sirens II is born on 09/09/09!
In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures with such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang. To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and I firmly believe it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat (and DON’T eat).
I’m a pescetarian, i.e. there’s no meat in my diet and I only eat seafood. Being a pescetarian is a lifestyle choice so I don’t freak out when I consume meat unknowingly (like that time in Beijing when I ordered the wrong dish) or when I consume meat knowingly (I really only took a tiny bite of that superb tonkatsu in Tokyo).
I’m a regular globetrotter and I’ll always grateful that my job entitles me to travel so much. Before I leave for any country, I’ll do my research on the good eats in the foreign land. And sharing them on this blog has become a second nature to me.
I’m frighteningly biased towards the things I love. Like Ottolenghi’s salads in London, Pierre Hermé’s macarons in Paris, Hidemi Sugino’s mousse cakes in Tokyo, and absolutely anything pumpkin/black sesame/chestnut and the list goes on and on and on…
There’s bound to be hits and misses in this gastronomical journey, perhaps more of the latter than former. And, pardon the cliche, change is the only constant in this world. A restaurant may be fabulous today but may be found wanting tomorrow. So, it’s all about living, or rather, eating in the moment!
Before I bore you to death, I’d just like to thank my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!
If you have any comments/suggestions/places you think serve great food, do share! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. Ciao!