It didn't look so great but was very tasty! Do you care how the meal looks?

@CJay77 (4441)
Australia
November 7, 2008 9:54am CST
Sometimes when I order food at restaurant it comes out and doesn't always look so great but as long as it smells good and taste good then I don't really care that much! How important is it how the food you order out looks on your plate? Do you care about things like that or are you like me and just care about it tasting and smelling good!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
11 May 09
i dont have a very good appetite unlike my hubby sam who just hoardes plates of food(maybe he is making up for me),i sometimes eat because i ordered it,i dont like food being wasted.sometimes it does look good like american chopseuy but it tasted so good.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 May 09
I have tried food that wasn't look great, but it taste so good and it will make you come back in the place, lol. I can only eat small, but I do eat some snacks or something every few hours, I also don't like wasting food, so I try to order small meal. Thanks, riya.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
11 May 09
well,that may be the reason for our low appetite!!i too have snacks in between.here we get large servings of rice,i usually share it with my hubby
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 May 09
Maybe it's the snacks, because we have something in our stomach and that make us eat small. Here you can have choice between rice and fries and of course I'll go for rice because I love it.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
11 May 09
I think I am like you Cjay. Food which looks good, definitely adds to the buffet and the party and its a part of the show but what good f it doesn't taste good! I am the kind of girl who would love home made food and as you know they on most occasions are not showy. When in a restaurant presentation doesn't really matter to me. How are you today dear?
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 May 09
Hiya mimpz! It's funny because I order a food before based on the picture and when I eat it wasn't good like I thought it would be, lol. I love home made also and when i eat in a restaurant I go for something different and that's when the fun start, lol. Thanks, dear. I'm okay dear, thank you. I went to the store this morning to get some stuffs. How are you?
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
11 May 09
lol.. Here we do not get pics of the food in the menu card so the surprise gets even more fun! Be fine...
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 May 09
You too, dear. Thanks.
@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
I would look at the food just to make sure that there is nothing that is not supposed to be on the food there. Then I would check for oil level as I would not really like to eat food that is too oily. Once I have passed that stage, I would then go for the smell... The food must smell and should not have any smelly smell or any smell that should not be smelled on a food. Then the last thing I would check before tasting it would be the temperature of the food itself. I have burnt my tongue so many times before just because I forgot to check the temperature. Once all that have been done, then I would give the food a first taste to ensure that it is really edible. So, it looks like I have lots of steps to do but believe me, all those steps can be completed by me in less than 10 seconds. So, it is really not a big deal and 95% of the time, I would be able to eat any food that came my way. Cheers!
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Goodness Beruang, you have a lot category, when it comes to food. I'm just curious though, how do you manage all of that in just ten seconds? But I guess those are important as a customer. Thanks for the response and happy eating.
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 08
It is just about 10 seconds because I am not that particular and I just checking for the obvious... Cheers!
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Lol, so just check for something unfamiliar in your food, fair enough. Thanks.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
11 May 09
I've lost my appetite a few times on seeing some exotic foods and those which have not been garnished well Cjay. This moreso in restaurants because we would not normally eat these foods at home. With normal other kinds of dishes i suppose the taste finally matters.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 May 09
I hope I wont make you lose your appetite this time, but I have tried exotic food, like frog legs and it's actually good its taste more a like chicken. And yes, taste is far more important than it's look, in my opinion. Thanks, alokn.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
11 May 09
smeel and looks comes first before i try on a food i am not familiar with.Let's admit it, the more presentable a food looks like and the more aromatic its smell is, the more it is most likely to be judged as something delicious.That basically explains why chefs and cooking masters present their food dramatically and artistically. People do often judge things by how they look, in this case,foods taste is judged by its look. Some adventurous people do somatimes enjoy eating weird looking foods that sometimes proves to be very delicious too.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
11 May 09
I agree that smells and looks of the food come first, but there are some that done a great presentation, but it doesn't really taste good. To be honest sometimes I look in the menu and if the picture of the food looks good I'll go for it, lol. Thanks, Joie.
• China
8 Nov 08
Hi, there. I usually do not care if the food looks great. Food on the plate is to be eaten, so tastes good is the most important thing, and of course if it looks great and smells good, that is better.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
8 Nov 08
Hi shine! Same here, I'm more of the taste of the food also. Yes it will be great to have a food that looks great, taste good and smells good. Thank you very much for sharing, shine.
@finlander60 (1775)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Many years ago I was told by my Dad that people do not eat only with their mouth. They eat with their eyes and nose, too. What he was getting at was this: People eat first with their nose, because they usually cannot see what is being cooked. They eat second with their eyes, because when it gets to them they can see what is placed before them. They eat third with their mouth, because that is what is left after their nose and eyes have already passed comment on their food. He also taught me that if you can convince the nose and eyes on the quality of what is being served, the mouth will kind of go along with the others. Comments, anyone?
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
8 Nov 08
Hi finlander60! Very fair statement! I would not eat either if the foods looks like the cat dragged in, lol! But I will definitely enjoy the food better when its taste good and look good as well. Thanks for the response.
@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
7 Nov 08
hmm it depends. Well it cannot hurt if the dish tastes good and looks beautiful. :) It also depends on the price I am paying. If I am going in a fancy restaurant, I hope the food will look good. As for fast food palce, it does not really matter to me. However when we get people who come over like visitors and such, it is important for us to provide them a good looking food. A dish not looking good for the visitors is an insult for them in my culture. I remember once I did my first dish. It did taste good but did not look great so my mom yelled at me and said that she does not want to eat dog food.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Hi ladysakurax! Well I think, its wonderful to have a food that taste good and looks good. Yes sometimes it depends in the place that your going to and most of the fancy restaurant actually serve nice foods. I agree that if we have visitors we should at least make the effort for the foods to look good. Thanks for the response.
@Takashy (496)
• Latvia
7 Nov 08
I don't know why but I prefer my food to look more or less good. There is a little line between good and bad looking food and for some odd reason I am afraid of eating the not so great looking food as good as it might smell. I don't know why it is the way it is, it simply always has been like that since I was a kid.
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Hi Takashy! Welcome to mylot. Maybe it makes you more hungry when it looks good. I can eat it as long as it doesn't look like something the cat dragged in, lol. Thanks for the response.