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Old 05-23-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Does this look bad?

People on chinese forum say this looks bad... do you think so?
This is my first time making chicken scallopini. The chicken is a bit thick for authenticity, but... I really don't like the thin skinny chicken cutlets served in restaurants. I like the texture similar to a schnitzel so I made it thick. Sauce is lime (ran out of lemon) caper with mushroom. Served on plain risotto


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Old 05-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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no, hyp, it looks delicious and you should stop worrying about what no-nothing internet users think otherwise.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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Well, it doesn't look like Chinese food. It looks fine for a chicken scallopine and risotto.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:35 PM   #4
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I think it looks fine. I think the problem is you are posting to a Chinese Cooking forum but you are not cooking Chinese and I am guessing they are looking for things to be photographed and presented in a certain way.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
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It looks fine to me. But why is the chicken orange?
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #6
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Whether or not people say it looks bad, or don't say anything at all, shouldn't really matter if you are happy with it.
I'd eat it.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:59 PM   #7
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Why do you keep going back to that Chinese forum? I remember another dish you posted that they did not approve of. Your dish looks fine to me. :)))
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:00 PM   #8
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I mean.. I'm not looking for any professional looks, I just wonder when you look at it, does it make you feel like to eat it? I don't understand why the chinese people just don't like anything I make
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:01 PM   #9
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I need some clarification. Is the Chinese forum a Chinese food forum or a different kind of forum?
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:06 PM   #10
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I mean.. I'm not looking for any professional looks, I just wonder when you look at it, does it make you feel like to eat it? I don't understand why the chinese people just don't like anything I make
They may be trying to prove that a white man can't cook. Hate to say it that way but I get some of that on my YT videos.

Back to the original question which one would you prefer to eat yours or this one.



Looks to me that you are shooting in low light. Also read your cameras manual and look for a food setting.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:12 PM   #11
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I need some clarification. Is the Chinese forum a Chinese food forum or a different kind of forum?
It's a forum composed of chinese students and nonstudents living abroad. They post all kinds of food, chinese and western. they all seem to be very pro both in terms of plating, garnishing and photography. and everyone else just say really nice and butt-kissing things to them. makes me feel like sheit all the time.

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They may be trying to prove that a white man can't cook. Hate to say it that way but I get some of that on my YT videos.

Back to the original question which one would you prefer to eat yours or this one.

Looks to me that you are shooting in low light. Also read your cameras manual and look for a food setting.
well I'm chinese so they can't prove that on me lol. I don't think there's food setting but I'll check. but I realize that even with a camera phone, just a little sunlight will make the photo really crisp and shiny, I don't know why. unfortunately, when dinner is ready there's usually no sunlight
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Your photography definitely could use some improvement.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:17 PM   #13
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The orange cast to the chicken is off for me. Sorry
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:17 PM   #14
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honestly I don't care about photography.. no I mean, I love photography, but just not indoor night photography. I enjoy outdoor landscape.

anyways, I just dont' understand why people can't see through the quality of photography and tell whether the food looks good
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:24 PM   #15
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anyways, I just dont' understand why people can't see through the quality of photography and tell whether the food looks good
Good food photography can make all the difference. I've posted nice looking photos of failed recipes and people thought they looked great.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:30 AM   #16
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i think you have a button that is enscribed with the word "push" in chinese.

it looks fine, hyp.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:28 AM   #17
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People on chinese forum say this looks bad... do you think so?
This is my first time making chicken scallopini. The chicken is a bit thick for authenticity, but... I really don't like the thin skinny chicken cutlets served in restaurants. I like the texture similar to a schnitzel so I made it thick. Sauce is lime (ran out of lemon) caper with mushroom. Served on plain risotto

If by "looks bad" you mean the color of the dish, it could just be the way the camera translates the picture on the site - but, it looks good enough to eat! I would eat it in a heartbeat. I think because Chinese people do their food in smaller portions and bite sized pieces, it might look overwhelming to them? Also they tend to use more veggies in what they cook and less "gravy". But, never fear, from the description and plateing (sp) it looks fine to me.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:31 AM   #18
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As far as a photograph goes it is lousy (sorry), but as far as food that I would eat goes, I am betting it is delicious.

My advice is to stop posting food pics on that other forum and post them here instead.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #19
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What makes the rice and chicken look so shiny?
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:10 PM   #20
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What makes the rice and chicken look so shiny?
chicken has gravy (sauce) on it, and rice is creamy from its own starch
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