Plastic food displays vs Real food displays

I saw this on the street the other day and I’m not sure how I feel about, so I’d like to get some opinions…The small soba shop put some food displays outside, showing the meals of the day.I’m used to seeing the plastic displays, as you can see with the bowl of noodles on the top left. But everything else was real food that they cooked up and wrapped.On the one hand, it’s nice that I get to see exactly what the food looks like before ordering it, so I wouldn’t blame the too-good-looking plastic models when the results come out differently. I understand it’s also impossible for them to purchase those expensive plastic displays for every dish they have.On the other hand, seeing the wrapped up doesn’t look appealing, and more importantly, it feels like a taste of a few perfectly cooked up meals to imagine that they will toss them out at the end of the day.So I’m not sure where I stand on this non-issue. What do you guys think? …continue reading