I’ve only recently started an Instagram account. I can’t help but feel everyone’s photo looks so professional on Instagram. On almost every dish I make and on every set of food photo’s I take with my iPhone, I’m always a bit self-conscious of how it’s going to look on Instagram. I cook at night after work, so there is no natural light and the lighting in my kitchen sucks. So lighting can often be tricky too. The presentation may not always be the best also. But have not having good enough photo quality ever killed your dream of posting a picture Instagram? Well, your not alone.
When I was in the Military (U.S. Navy) years ago I spend most of my time in service stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. I got to see a lot of Asia up and down and across the great pacific ocean and experiencing many cultures and all the tasty food cuisine. Living in Japan was and still remain one of the best experience I’ve ever had living in a foreign country. I enjoyed eating Japanese food and absorbed a lot of the culture in the time I lived there. I had many great memories there. And I did remember eating Japanese Fried Chicken when I was there, also known as Karaage Chicken. One of my favorite food blogs is a new Japanese food blog called RecipeTin Japan and recently there was a post for Japanese Fried Chicken (Karaage Chicken). I decided I was going to make some and posted in the comments on Yumiko’s blog that I would try it out making some. It wasn’t very hard, the recipe is in the link there to her blog.
Really not a lot of ingredients needed, but I didn’t have any Mirin and had to pick some up from the store. Japanese Fried Chicken is twice fried chicken. There are many variations. This was my first time making the chicken that’s a huge favorite in Japan. Yumiko the author of RecipeTin Japan does such an awesome job of explaining everything you want to know about Karaage Chicken and Japanese Food.
So this was how it turned out. The oil was a little too hot for the small pieces of chicken and fried rapidly the second time in for a batch to crisp up the skin of the chicken. Next time I’ll make them with bigger cuts of chicken pieces. And it all still turned out ok. So this was how I plate the dish for the first time making the chicken. I bet you didn’t know those were Chinese chopsticks unless you spoke Chinese or Japanese! I’ll surely make these again!
I thought it looked good. But then I got to Instagram. And with everyone seemingly like professional photographers with their meals and food dish posting on Instagram I didn’t quite feel that my dish was up to par in the middle of posting it. So I didn’t and my dream of posting t on the pic on Instagram died. I never posted it! But I decided to write the blog post about it and posted it here. When I sat down to eat the chicken and it was so good I ate the entire thing. What do you think of my Japanese Fried Chicken? Has Instagram ever killed your dream in making you reconsider posting a photo?
What do you think of my Japanese Fried Chicken? Has Instagram ever killed your dream in making you reconsider posting a photo? You should really try making this chicken. Recipe in the link to the blog provided.