This Foodie Is Creating Beautiful Food On A Budget

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By Cooking Panda

How many times have you seen pictures of gorgeously plated food on social media, only to learn that the meals themselves cost more than your weekly grocery budget?

Unfortunately, however, while gourmet food may be appealing in theory, few of us have the money or resources to secure a reservation at a Michelin-starred restaurant or include caviar and truffles in our daily diets.

If you thought that your budget was prohibiting you from eating like a celebrity chef, though, you might want to think again. One Imgur user has defied all expectations by creating a litany of gorgeously plated, gourmet-looking food out of everyday staples such as ramen and corndogs.

It turns out that any food can look like a five-star meal if it is presented properly!

We suggest that you check out the inspiring images below, and then try them out on your friends and family this weekend. We bet that the extra time that you devote to artfully drizzling ketchup and chopping hot dogs will be more than worth it when you see the looks on your loved ones’ faces!

Source: Metro / Photo credit: Imgur

Tags: budget, foodie
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Quiz! Which Foodie City Should You Visit On Your Next Vacation?

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By Cooking Panda

Summer is almost upon us, and you know what that means! It’s time to start planning your next summer vacation! Take the quiz below to find out which foodie city you should visit next, based on your personality and food preferences.

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Source: Washington Post / Photo credits: PinterestWashington Post

Tags: foodie, Quiz, summer, Travel, vacation
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This Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwich Is Social Media’s Newest Neon Darling

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There’s just something about rainbows. First, they swept through (and temporarily conquered, according to Gothamist) Brooklyn in the form of the bagel; next, they reappeared as unicorn bark all over Pinterest. Of course, when my dog ate a box of crayons and defecated the rainbow fifteen years ago, nobody seemed especially impressed — but something about the new Rainbow Grilled Cheese in Hong Kong has the entire internet salivating over social media’s newest neon darling.

The novelty sandwich, which can be ordered from the Hong Kong restaurant KALA Toast, appeared on Instagram via user hkfoodiexblogger, and the photo quickly followed in the footsteps of its rainbow culinary predecessors — it went viral.

According to hkfoodiexblogger, the various colors within the sandwich actually have their own distinct flavor profiles. The colored cheeses include “lavender (blue), basil (green), tomato (red) and the yellow one is actually the combination of four kinds of cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, emmental and gruyere),” she writes.

Clocking in at 42 Hong Kong Dollars (the equivalent of approximately $5 in America), the radiant sandwich probably isn’t the right lunchtime choice if you’re looking to indulge in haute cuisine. But, notes hkfoodiexblogger, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deliver in other areas of enjoyment.

“I would say the quality was rather average,” her review continues, “but we all cannot deny that it is photogenic.”

We can’t argue with that.

Sources: Gothamist, Pinterest, hkfoodiexblogger/Instagram / Photo credit: hkfoodiexblogger/Instagramngwingyung/Instagramtalkfoodietome/Instagram

Tags: foodie, hong kong, instagram, rainbow grilled cheese, Viral
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