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Thursday, September 29, 2016

What the hell is with these food reviews?

Posted on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Not sure how many of you agree with me, but can I just point out that the food reviews in this paper are lackluster? Every paragraph is laid out in the same or similar pattern, like the author follows a CV template: Loosely describe venue, note how many people are in the restaurant, use poor imagery to describe components of the dish, end all paragraphs with a short sentence to make it stand out. Honestly, your review of I Love Pho made me cringe. Wiggly noodles? Smushy noodles? I don't know what you look for when you go for pho, but as someone who grew up eating pho at dingy holes-in-the-wall of a sprawling multicultural triad of cities, that is definitely not how I want my pho or most noodles for that matter. Also, for the Forbidden City article, how many times in a three-sentence paragraph can you describe the same dish with the word "spicy"? Oh, and you know what else is smushy? Shit. —tonguingwithfoodforever

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