A new year brings a fresh start, a chance to ditch old ways and to adopt good habits – we at Dishtag have listed five food resolutions we’re carrying out this 2019, from eating well to exploring cultures beyond our own. They don’t involve any sprouts or kale, and we totally think they’ll set you up for foodie success.
Up your food-photography game
As a social platform that embraces the beauty of food photography, one of the questions we get asked most is: what’s the best angle to take pictures of dishes at restaurants? Food photography can be complex and its quality can depend on the environment and the equipment available, but there are three quick and easy ways to instantly up your food-photography game. We’ve listed them here to help you to improve your craft.
Try something new
To quote the late chef and ultimate foodie Anthony Bourdain, “Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive and moribund.” So this year, we invite you to try something beyond your usual flavour profile. Get a taste of wild game meats like kangaroo, ostrich and bison at Hunter & The Chase. Get experimental at 22 Ships, where Spanish tapas are taken to a new level with playful execution and fun plating of traditional ingredients. Feeling adventurous now? Discover more restaurants and their exciting menus here on Dishtag.
From dropping plastic straws to reducing food waste, restaurants all over Hong Kong are increasing their sustainable and charitable practices. This year, we encourage all fellow foodies to be more conscious about their dining options and to support restaurants that do their part. Fishsteria is known for its use of sustainable seafood and sources it daily (not in bulk) to reduce food waste and ensure freshness. The restaurants at Hotel ICON all donate their surplus edible food to Food Angel, which provides healthy food for local families in need. Head over to Dishtag for a list of restaurants that are lauded for their sustainable and charitable efforts.
Set yourself up for a healthy 2019
So much food to try, so little time! We love dining out and discovering what talented chefs can whip up from the humblest of ingredients. So on some days, we like keep it light and look for dishes that have a good balance of nourishing ingredients and great taste. We like Sohofama and Locofama for their comfort food reinterpreted with healthy, organic ingredients. Use Dishtag to search for healthy options around town.
Explore new worlds
Hong Kong’s diverse population brings with it a wide selection of international cuisine, giving you a great opportunity to explore cultures new to you through something truly relatable: food. Sample a taste of Tel Aviv with Middle Eastern restaurant FRANCIS in Wanchai. Explore a fusion of Peruvian flavours with Japanese flair at Pirata Group restaurant TokyoLima. If you’re new to Hong Hong, discover the richness of Chinese cuisine at Old Bailey, situated in the historic and newly renovated heritage site Tai Kwun. The options are endless, so we have curated some of our favourites here on Dishtag.
We wish you an exciting 2019, filled with new experiences and fun food memories. Remember to loop Dishtag into your food journey by tagging @dishtag and hashtagging #dishtag on your Instagram posts