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A Royal Korean Dish - Goo Jeol Pan
A Royal Korean Dish - Goo Jeol Pan

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ5
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jan 9, 2006
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2006

This dish was traditionally made only for the royal Korean family. According to my friend, it means "9 plates".

1 tbs soy sauce
3 eggs (separate egg/yolk)
2 tsp sesame
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp spring onions (I didn't have it, so it's not in the picture)
100g carrot
1 cup water
1 cup flour
20g mushroom
1/2 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
100g beef strips
1 1/2 tbs vinegar
100g cucumber
1 tsp sesame oil
6 mushrooms
1/4 tsp pepper
100g shrimp
Beef/Mushroom - slice long
Carrot/Cucumber - slice, add salt, then drain juice
Egg - separate yolk and whites then beat separately
Shrimp - cut in half
Flour roll - mix flour, salt, water until creamy and no lumps

Beef - soy sauce, sugar, pring onions, garlic, sesame oil, sesame, pepper. Fry until cooked.
Mushrooms 1 - add salt and fry with sesame oil.
Mushrooms 2 - add salt and fry with some other oil.
Shrimp - boil, drain. soak in sugar and vinegar.
Carrot/Cucumber - Friend in sesame oil.
Eggs (yolk and white) - fry.
Flour Rolls - fry, preferrably circle-shaped and thin as possible.
-Make sure all is fried separately.

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Place: 59 out of 110
Avg (all users): 5.4498
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 5.0645
Avg (non-participants): 5.5393
Views since voting: 1196
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 329
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 09:51:43 PM
A bit out of focus.
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01/17/2006 12:26:11 PM
Arrangement is fine. Lighting seems slightly bright and overexposed but not badly so. Focus looks soft. You might consider getting much closer to the food itself to the point of cutting off the edges of the containers. That is common photographic practice to do things like that and the food would be larger in the frame and the viewer could better see just how delicious it is. You could cut out the lavender background all together and it would be OK.
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01/16/2006 04:35:14 AM
Looks delicious. I have a feeling I am going to be very tired of food on plates by the end of voting, but since yours is the first picture I'm judging, you will receive a reasonably good score.
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01/15/2006 11:58:18 AM
Very nice, my only concern is that the focus does not seem as sharp as it could be. The colors and arrangement are very nice.
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01/15/2006 10:15:13 AM
great presentation
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01/15/2006 12:10:19 AM
Love the arrangement, the black containers really show off well against the white platter, nice background, only thing I think that could have been a bit better is the lighting, it seems a little overpowering. Otherwise well done
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01/14/2006 10:59:13 PM
Great arrangement, and look so good.....
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01/14/2006 07:53:14 PM
one of the only ones that read the challenge instructions clearly. well done and good composition.
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01/14/2006 02:34:31 PM
Nice shot, nice colours, and a great perspective. But the light is a bit too strong. Looks as though the light is situated nearly directly above the food. The use of a softer light, or moving the light to a better position would of improved my vote for this piece.
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01/14/2006 11:09:27 AM
I would like it much more if I could see the details
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01/13/2006 12:41:27 AM
The arrangement of the dishes provides good visual interest. The background colour does not appeal to me.
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01/11/2006 01:07:16 PM
Great presentation, love the black/white dishes, the circle within the square
arrangement. The color on some of the items does seem a little weak, ie the carrots, but that may be varietal. Also I think your choice of borden here may not have been the best, to me its distracting especially across the bottom.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/11/2006 10:37:38 AM
Food looks interesting, but seemed to photograph flat, especially compared to the sheen on the plates. It's like the plates are being emphasized at the expense of the food.
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01/11/2006 08:55:32 AM
Beautifully arranged food - the photo itself is laking in detail and punch. Taking the photo from above the center might have helped the composition-fully symetrical. The on camera flash is very harsh leaving the food flat and dark shadows at each plate. Light it with several lights around the food and off the camera.
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01/11/2006 08:47:59 AM
Focus seems slightly off.
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01/11/2006 08:03:55 AM
I don't like the frame but I like the pic!!!
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01/11/2006 03:43:41 AM
nice food...background is a distraction
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