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August 21, 2012

You shouldn’t call yourself a food blogger…


Blogging…even during Miss Universe Malaysia 2010

    • If you charge for your food reviews.
    • If you only write good things about a restaurant just because you’re getting your meal for free.
    • If you use tissue paper to blot the oil off your McD Fries or any other fries for that matter.
    • If you keep stealing ideas from other bloggers. Don’t be so lame.
    • If you can’t cook a proper meal. Maggi mee with egg and ham/burger with pre-purchased patty isn’t a ‘proper’ meal.
    • If you order a set lunch and ask your friend to order a degustation menu, AND you sneak bites from your friend’s menu.
    • If you don’t know the difference between raw and sous vide.
    • If you’re mostly interested in anti-reviewing food places which other (better) bloggers reviewed.
    • If you use a big ass camera but can’t write to save your life (courtesy of Lot of Cravings)
    • If you eat your steak well done (courtesy of Lot of Cravings)
    • If you can’t differentiate between tenderloin, sirloin and rib eye (courtesy of Lot of Cravings)

42 Responses

  1. who would charge for food review wor?

    and i am certainly impress the restaurant owner that would pay that blogger. . hmmm, i want to find that lubang d also . .good to eat free and get paid .. that blogger must be very geng chow ge. .

    1. Bangsar Babe

      When you find the “lubang”, don’t forget to share with me ya. 😉

  2. Really disgrace us food bloggers. Sounds like a cheater! Stop pretending and start get a life.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Totally agree. So malu to be associated with those people.

  3. LOL to the comment abt maggi mee with egg. ;P

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Well, some people think that being able to whip up a dish from Maggie mee is “cooking”. Lol

  4. would be fun trying to extend the list further..lets see if i can add a few more

    you shouldnt call yourself a food blogger:
    1. just because you use a big ass camera but can’t write to save your life
    2. if you eat your steak well done
    3. can’t differentiate between tenderloin, sirloin, rib eye

    got to go back and think of a few more, quite fun!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      That’s a good one. Will add these to the list. 🙂

  5. ulric

    Wow…taruh kaw-kaw…so geng lar u! =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      That’s not considered kaw kaw. Hehehehe

  6. Kash

    Marah nampak?Lol, what can you do? There will be always those kind of people. Just be careful and take care of yourself and enjoy your passion in food blogging.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Ya…so bengang at some ppl. 🙁

      1. Kash

        Put it this way to all of you lucky people there, at least you have so much of food options(Asian style) any day/night, not like here in Ireland. If those people think they can do blogging that way,then so be it – but the proof is in the pudding!

        1. Bangsar Babe

          Good point. Yes, I agree we’re lucky to have food 24/7. I was always starving in the UK because the shops close early. Lol!

  7. asianmalaysian

    wei, dont knock maggi mee! done properly, its incredible! my popo used to make it with a lovingly prepared stock loaded with hand sliced shallots, garlic, home made pork meat balls, meat slices and prawns which all her grandkids still crave and dream about to this day.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      You’re lucky!! No la…I meant the usual maggi mee with egg. That’s not cooking. What your popo did was different. That’s a wholesome bowl of mee. 😉

  8. *clap clap* very well said !! ;DDDD

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thanks sweetie!

  9. So what r those ppl called?

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I don’t know how to describe such people. Hahahaha…

  10. How can eateries even fall prey to the idea of paid blog reviews? And how long do these eateries last coz the ultimate quality of their food will determine whether they survive or not.

    Can we add the category of bloggers who pride themselves almost as “God” that if they don’t write about a certain eatery then the said eatery will “close shop”.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Too bad some places are willing to fork out $$ for empty promises. Hahaha…which blogger said the eatery will close shop?

  11. shame for those who does….hahahaha the blotting with tissue is funny…really? someone will do that?gosh..

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yes…some ‘food bloggers’ actually do such a thing.

  12. What do you mean by anti reviewing?

    1. Bangsar Babe

      By deliberately writing a negative review just because another blogger wrote a positive one.

  13. Lots of interesting read about this subject matter. Came over to this article from eric yong’s post. Hehe. I admit I still got loads to learn from all the more experienced foodies.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      As long as you have integrity when you blog, you’ll do well. 😉

  14. Well said babe! I definitely have several so-called food bloggers that came to mind reading through this list! haha and I’m proud to say that after staying in Sydney for a good few months, I have learnt to cook a lot more dishes! 😛

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Lol! Must cook for me when you come back. 😛

  15. LOL. Although I am just another blogger who blogs about food, with very low unique visit per day especially after i lost my domain lolx

    For me, i will not do invited review. I did it once, with invitation from another blogger. Ever since, I tell myself I won’t be doing it anymore

    I like the way of paying my own food, without the notice of the owner, so that at least i won’t get special treatment, in terms of the service by the waiter, and also the food quality. I did notice many restaurants where their apprentice are cooking the food instead of the main chef. I don’t mind if the apprentice are cooking good one, but sometimes they will be making mistakes like serving medium (or rare) steak to someone ordered medium rare, and especially you are paying for a premium price for it.

    All those won’t happened if it’s an invited review right? ANyway, for me, as long as a blogger write it clearly that it’s an invited review when they blog about it, then it’s all good :p

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I couldn’t agree more. Usually when I accept an invited review (only twice a month), I’ll revisit to see if the food and service are really as good as they were without the owner/PR person.

      I want my readers to enjoy the same service and food quality/taste/portion as I did. 🙂

      1. See Yong

        If this is facebook and there’s a place to click ‘Like’, I’m so definitely clicking the ‘Like’ for the both of you! 😀

  16. Joe

    You are a pro! I love your work!! You really make homesick 🙁

    1. Joe

      Sorry I mean.. Make me homesick 🙂

  17. Augustdiners

    Good topic to deliberate on!
    I think generally people starts off food blogging as a passion or a journey to explore the culinary world (like myself) and sharing personal views to me it’s fine even though they might not know what they are talking about. It really depends on whether on the audience wants to take in what they read, and if u r good your blog reputation will be built in time. 🙂

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Agree! Pity there are a number of bloggers who don’t share the same ideals. 🙁

  18. Tris

    hi, but you accept paid content…. hahaha XD

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yes, I accept paid advertorials. But not paid food reviews or hotel reviews. 😉

  19. Ian Liew

    When you mention that people who can’t cook shouldn’t review, is it because they will never be able to go into details beyond “it was yummy/yucky” or is it because those who can’t cook have no right to criticise the cooking of others? I can’t cook (beyond Maggi Mee, pasta with canned sauce, and maybe the odd plate of stir-fry veggie) but does that mean that I can’t tell if something is too salty, overcooked, lean/fat, spicy, expensive or bland? Of if the service/ambience/cleanliness was good/bad? Sure, I probably wouldn’t be able to give constructive criticism on how the chef could improve the dish by adding an extra dash of this or that, or slicing the meat this way or that way, but surely the hoi polloi are allowed an opinion?

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yes, you are entitled an opinion. What I meant is people who can’t cook shouldn’t claim to be the food expert when doing reviews on food.

  20. hi..!

    my first time here..! and in love with this post..!


    will come again later to read more..

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