31st May 2009
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Top of UOB Plaza
80 Raffles Place
#60-01 UOB Plaza 1
Ieatishootipost, Dr Leslie Tay has jointly organised with Canon for a photography workshop and although I am no owner of any Canon DSLR, this is an interesting session to learn directly from the experts. I have migrated from the Sony Cybershot with 10megapixels to the coveted Panasonic Lumix LX3 but besides photography what's not stopping me to register immediately is non other than we get to enjoy the Imperial High Tea @ $18.00 (daily 2.30 - 6.00pm) with delectable dim sum accompanied by pairing of 3 types of tea at Si Chuan Dou Hua and Tian Fu Teahouse.
After the workshop we have the chance to take snapshots of delectable dim sum laid on the table. Everyone on my table was like doing the usual of shooting at the food until Leslie came and makes the difference for the day. He showed us a more interesting and unique way of food photography and all of us just sussed up the new approach as the food became our "victimised" focus to play on.
We were so caught up with photography including levitation piecework to make the food looks elevated above the vessel and this was more enjoyable than desiring to eat the delightful food presented. However, after completing our mission, we certainly enjoyed our dim sum but I must add that the SOYA BEAN CURD, Dou Hua is certainly the best, very smooth.
At the dizzying height of 60th storey where you can marvel at the scenic city skyline, we had a calming effect with tea appreciation ceremony presented by the tea masters. The three types of tea are "BiLuo Chun", "TieGuanYin" and "Da Hong Pao" tea.
Si Chuan Dou Hua presented us with a grand finale when they brought out a big artificial bonsai tree with savoury edible sesame balls blooming on the branches, very creative presentation indeed. Every table was presented with a min tree and we just pluck the balls from the tree.
The gleaming edible Gold on the dim sum add spectre to it
Mini Bonsai plant with blooming sesame balls
So pretty tray of dim sum with fish roe
Floating Siew Mai special effects?
Tea pouring skill need kung fu training
\ The tree blooms with sesame balls
Playing with Sesame Ball on the magic carpet
The long and short of it - springrolls, I mean !
Deep Fried spring rolls, rolls of them and diffent angles of viewing it
My half bite of the spring roll and creating food presentation with the lifelike carrot and bun makes it captivating
Gold shavings on the dim sum
Steam Siew Mai with Crab Roe
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY, A FOODIES SECOND HOBBY