Last week FOY Kat, of Our Adventures in Japan tagged me for a meme, called "10 Photos". I admit that I'm usually not very good with these "meme-things". And have probably unwittingly earned a spot on the "places where memes come to die" map. But since this was a very good FOY(Friend of Yoso), and the theme didn't sound too difficult, I thought it would be a slam dunk. WRONG!
The rules were very straightforward:
1. Post 10 of your own favorite food shots.
2. Pass the opportunity on to others by leaving a message on their comments page just so they’re aware of it.
No problemo....until I had to actually choose only 10 photos. How the heck do I choose just 10 photos? It's like choosing 10 of my favorite children! So being the good little soldier that I am, I started thinking up different little rules, only places outside the US, only places inside the US, only places in San Diego, only places in San Diego whose name ends in "Berto". Arrgh! I finally came up with some guidelines for myself(boy, do I need structure or what?). Only photos of stuff I really enjoyed, and only from the last 2 years or so. So, though I really enjoyed the photo of the The Sherry Soused Spinach, 8 Minute Eggs, and Hazelnuts from Park Kitchen in Portland:
I didn't think it was the best item I had during that meal. (Notice how I've already managed to sneak extra photos in already?) So it was disqualified. This ended up being quite hard for me. But I managed to pick a few.
So before my list, why don't you take a gander at Kat's 10 photos.
#10 - From the "did this really come out of my kitchen category?" Buta Kakuni:
#9 - From the "nothing tastes better wrapped in a leaf category". Nem Khao from Asia Cafe:
Not ba-a-a-a-ad at all!
#7 - My "MVP - Most Valuable Pescado". Cebiche Pescado from Astrid y Gaston in Miraflores(Lima):
#6 - From the "what's a Loco like you doing in a place like this" category. The Hilo Style Loco from Leilani's Cafe:
You know I just had to sneak a Loco Moco in didn't you?
#5 - From the "so good my arteries stood still" category. Sisig from Ed's Bistro(how we miss you, though my Cardiologist doesn't).
#4 - From the "even though I don't speak Spanish, I'm glad you understood me" category. Tacos from Tacos El Compita:
#3 - From the "swipe my meat" category. Prime Cap Ribeye from Tsuruhashi. Why "swipe my meat"? This photo has been used without permission 3 times.
#2 - From the "kabobs of my dreams" category. Lamb Kabobs from Chef Tony(RIP):
What's better than some good "meat on a stick"?
#1 - From the "they must be using some highly addictive controlled substance" category. The Cold Sichuan Noodles from Ba Ren:
I dunno why, but I just "MUST" have this at least once a month, if not more often.
Looking at my short list, there sure seemed to be quite a few photos from places that have gone out of business, like Mei Jia Deli
And Thien Thanh
Sorry, just snuck in a few more photos.....it seems like I'm caught in a terminal, obsessive, death spiral....
Whew, okay, so there you go. As for the tagging, if you feel the desire to keep this meme going, consider yourself tagged!
One last photo, ok? I readily admit, I really don't know what the heck I'm doing when I take photos. It is just point and shoot(artistic composition? you're better off trying to get me to breakdance - I wouldn't know it if it hit me in the head). And all of these were taken with my little ol' $200 Fuji:
Thanks for the tag Kat!