There’s a saying in the Hong Kong dining scene: the camera eats first. With the advancement of technology, people nowadays can share the photos via social networking sites and applications instantly. Photos of Mouth-watering food pictures, Hashtag foodporn in Instagram seems to be the natural meeting point of ideas.
The colorful photos attracted readers in the age of the celebrity foodies and social media. Obviously we’re spoilt for the choice in Hong Kong when it comes to sheer number of restaurants, and all the snapping and uploading in social media websites. We can found a lot of food photos while we open the instagram app. A lot of people wrote about reviews and comments on food and share on instagram and generally this group of people or we can said food bloggers were being self named as “foodie”.
Tess Yuen and her partner started their foodie instagram FOODSEARCHERS over two years ago. From the start, they just wanted to record what they have eaten for themselves and therefore wrote the food reviews to share among themselves. Gradually, Tess found that she was motivated to write with the reason of not only she loves to eat but also wants to share those delicious food with friends and her followers. From now on, they have made around 1500 posts and gain more than 25000 followers.
On the other hand, with the popularity of being a foodie celebrity, it is common for the restaurants to invite food bloggers to taste from their dishes and write advertising posts for them. In this matter, Tess reveals that she insisted not to get paid. She wrote with her consciousness merely in order to give the unbiased comments on those restaurants.
In the future, Tess said she and her partner would continue to write the food instagram and hope one day she can step out of Hong Kong and try the food around the world