Capture the Colour – In Food!

This is the many shades of our travel highlighted through sweet indulgences.

Thanks to Two for the Road for the nomination and some Twitter encouragement from Abigail of Inside the Travel Lab, we have decided to take part in Travelsupermarket’s Capture the Colour competition.

Not going to lie, we’re a bit intimated by what we have seen so far – some truly amazing photography from around the world showcasing the color red, green, yellow, blue and white. But since we don’t take as nearly enough photographs of natural landscapes, buildings or landmarks, this submission will have dazzle you.. or you’re taste buds. I hope you’re hungry.


 

Red

DSC_0351Maguro- zuke (marinated tuna) at Sushi Dai | Tokyo, Japan

No sauce.., our sushi Chef kindly reminded us as he placed yet another gorgeous piece of nigiri down. We waited 3 hours to eat at Sushi Dai in Tsujiki fish market and I can honestly say, this is sushi to die for. Vibrant red and melt in your mouth texture, tuna doesn’t get any fresher than this. One of our favorite meals, not just in Japan, not just of this trip, ever.


 

Green

DSC_0020-2Avocado smoothie at Dalat Market | Dalat, Vietnam

I love Dalat for their frothy coffee and deliciously sweet strawberries. But what had me swooning with joy is their avocados. We couldn’t believe how big they were, like the size of melons. We paid $0.75 for this avocado smoothie at Dalat Market. It was thick and chilled, subtly sweet and tastes like butta!


 

Yellow

DSC_0585Sticky rice with mango at Siam Rice Cookery School | Chiang Mai, Thailand

One of our most memorable moments during our time in Thailand was learning to cook some of our favorite dishes like papaya salad and red curry, and of course, sticky rice with mango. Sometimes its nice to see where food comes from rather than just eating it all the time. Lucky for us, everything we cooked, we ate.


 

Blue

blue-sushiDessert sushi on board Norwegian Jade | Norwegian Cruise Line

One thing I enjoy about cruises, other than people turning down my bed every night, is the food. The finale feast was the Willy Wonka of dessert buffet!  This was my personal favorite just because it was so unusual looking. When have you ever seen blue rice before?  This dessert sushi was filled with chocolates and various fruits topped with sprinkles.

 


 

White

DSC_0325Crème caramel at The Melting Wok | Ubud, Bali

Probably the prettiest dessert I’ve had and not only does it look good, it tastes good too. Traditional it’s a custard dessert, like flan, topped with soft caramel. But because we’re in Bali, it’s French with an Asian flair – it’s smothered with sweet coconut milk finished off with toasted coconut shavings and mint. Quite fitting considering the husband/wife duo who run the restaurant are from France and Laos. First time I think I was tempted to order seconds on dessert.


There you have it, our capture the colour in food. We hope you’ve enjoyed a taste of our travels.

To find out more about Travelsupermarket’s Capture the Colour competition, visit their website.
We tag migrationology, yomadic, bacon is magic, four jandals and technosyncratic travel

 

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  • http://twitter.com/L_e_a_h Leah Travels

    I was wondering how you were going to pull off the blue in food. I love the blue sushi! How funny. That red tuna is beautiful. I wish I could grab it with my chopsticks and pop it in my mouth. Yummmm…

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      I really wanted to go with the blue velvet cake we had in LA. But Q veto’d it. =(

  • Leah Travels

    I was wondering how you were going to pull off the blue in food. I love the blue sushi! How funny. That red tuna is beautiful. I wish I could grab it with my chopsticks and pop it in my mouth. Yummmm…

  • http://www.yomadic.com/ Nate Robert

    This is becoming the site that most causes me to drool…. nice photos, and thanks for the tag G&K!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Haha, sorry. We can’t help it. There’s just too much good food in the world to share. Looking forward to seeing your shots!

  • http://www.yomadic.com/ Nate Robert

    This is becoming the site that most causes me to drool…. nice photos, and thanks for the tag G&K!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Haha, sorry. We can’t help it. There’s just too much good food in the world to share. Looking forward to seeing your shots!

  • Mark Wiens

    So many beautiful colors within food! For years I never liked the thought of an avocado shake (I always thought avocados should be salty), but then I tried one, and have loved them ever since!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I actually don’t like them back in the States, too sweet. But here in Vietnam, I can have them all day, everyday! 😉

  • Mark Wiens

    So many beautiful colors within food! For years I never liked the thought of an avocado shake (I always thought avocados should be salty), but then I tried one, and have loved them ever since!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      I actually don’t like them back in the States, too sweet. But here in Vietnam, I can have them all day, everyday! 😉

  • http://www.misadventureswithandi.com Andi Fisher

    Best way to capture the color – love this idea!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks Andi! Are you going to join in on all the color fun too? :)

  • http://www.misadventureswithandi.com Andi Fisher

    Best way to capture the color – love this idea!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks Andi! Are you going to join in on all the color fun too? :)

  • http://www.fourjandals.com/ Cole @ Four Jandals

    Fantastic photos guys! Dunno if it is worth us entering after seeing them.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks.. but you’re just being nice. :) Please do, I’m looking forward to seeing your photos!

  • http://www.fourjandals.com/ Cole @ FourJandals.com

    Fantastic photos guys! Dunno if it is worth us entering after seeing them.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks.. but you’re just being nice. :) Please do, I’m looking forward to seeing your photos!

  • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

    Holy creme caramel. Um…you guys wanna switch places?

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      LOL, but you can have all the creme caramel you want. You’re in France! 😉

      • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

        Yeah, but…Bali…

  • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

    Holy creme caramel. Um…you guys wanna switch places?

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      LOL, but you can have all the creme caramel you want. You’re in France! 😉

      • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

        Yeah, but…Bali…

  • Maddie

    mmmmm, dessert sushi!!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Right?! It was delicious too. The rice is sweet, not like your typical sushi rice like that in Red.

  • Maddie

    mmmmm, dessert sushi!!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Right?! It was delicious too. The rice is sweet, not like your typical sushi rice like that in Red.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=561041957 Alexandra Kovacova

    They all look yummy! My fave avocado smoothie, want one right now!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Me too!

  • Crazysexyfuntraveler

    They all look yummy! My fave avocado smoothie, want one right now!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Me too!

  • http://technosyncratic.com Technosyncratic

    Yummm! Although… we also tried an avocado smoothie in Vietnam and it was strange. Maybe we just didn’t have a good one? I don’t know, but I totally wouldn’t order one again! Your photo is nice, though. :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Well, I’ve had a few run in with some I didn’t like – either to sweet or watered down. But this one in Dalat was just right. So I say don’t give up on it just yet. :)

  • http://technosyncratic.com Technosyncratic

    Yummm! Although… we also tried an avocado smoothie in Vietnam and it was strange. Maybe we just didn’t have a good one? I don’t know, but I totally wouldn’t order one again! Your photo is nice, though. :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Well, I’ve had a few run in with some I didn’t like – either to sweet or watered down. But this one in Dalat was just right. So I say don’t give up on it just yet. :)

  • Lisa

    You keep me in awe of your voyage, your great photos and witty text! You are both very talented! Keep up the great work!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks Lisa! Really means a lot. :)

  • Lisa

    You keep me in awe of your voyage, your great photos and witty text! You are both very talented! Keep up the great work!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks Lisa! Really means a lot. :)

  • http://twitter.com/Ayngelina Ayngelina

    I love this take on the contest, my fingers are crossed for you.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks, Ayngelina. You know how we feel about food. 😉

  • Ayngelina

    I love this take on the contest, my fingers are crossed for you.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks, Ayngelina. You know how we feel about food. 😉

  • http://atlassliced.com Alexa Hart

    Very creative idea with the contest! I’m digging the red and green pics – looking delish! Also the blue pic cuz I have never seen blue rice.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Right?! Blue rice is a first for me too. :)

  • http://atlassliced.com Alexa Hart

    Very creative idea with the contest! I’m digging the red and green pics – looking delish! Also the blue pic cuz I have never seen blue rice.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      Right?! Blue rice is a first for me too. :)

  • http://GreenGlobalTravel.com/ Green Global Travel

    Love the idea of mixing colour and food – creative!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      You know us.. we love to eat!

  • http://GreenGlobalTravel.com/ Green Global Travel

    Love the idea of mixing colour and food – creative!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      You know us.. we love to eat!

  • http://twitter.com/DocWends Journeys and Travels

    we also have those sticky rice and mango and I love it here in the Philippines! I am craving for these food as colored through your lens. Cheers :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      In PI?! Mmm.. I’d love to try that one day.. hopefully sooner rather than later.

  • Journeys & Travels

    we also have those sticky rice and mango and I love it here in the Philippines! I am craving for these food as colored through your lens. Cheers :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com/ Kieu – GQ trippin

      In PI?! Mmm.. I’d love to try that one day.. hopefully sooner rather than later.

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