It was a meeting of a few
old long-time-no-see friends and many new ones at the inaugural Food + Socialikes Connect 2015, a conference by food bloggers and Instagrammers, for food bloggers and Instagrammers. The scene has certainly changed and will ever be evolving as with the nature of social media.
Bigger emphasis seems to be on photography and some go through great lengths to get the perfect (often hipster-ish) shot. For those who complain about food bloggers taking photo at the table, wait till you see some Instagrammers. :p
Sigh. Not many of my contemporaries remain actively blogging even though the love for food and the eating hasn't stopped. Moohehe.
After the conference, a few of us walked by the perpetually crowded Kok Sen and realised it moost be a divine sign that there was no queue! LOL. Hence, in we went and soon this plate of Big Prawn Hor Fun landed on the table. It was robust, full of the smokiness from a searingly hot wok mixed with the spicy, umami punch of dried shrimp with chilli and the smooth gravy of starch and silky liquid egg.
May the community be like this sauce- varied, expressive, with distinct personality yet altogether together. Moohehe.
Congrats to the organisers on the event!
30B Keong Saik Road
Opens: 11.30am to 10.30pm daily
Chew On This: The place gets pretty packed so go very early! Also, they have a charming al fresco back alley seating with graffiti-ed walls.