Daily food sketches and Youku

Hi guys, one month ago I started with a daily drawing challenge: draw something about food everyday (weekdays). I use my 13+5 minutes in the train to think of an idea, draw it and post it on Instagram. BAM! and it’s done. Below are a few drawings I find worth sharing. Follow me on instagram.com/lazypigpassion. (Shameless self-promotion)

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For the readers from China, I have posted all “Foodventures with Lazy Penguin” on Youku.com, since YouTube can’t be accessed in China. Another shameless self-promotion.

Coming soon..

I have some good stuff in the planning: be prepared for a delicious meat restaurant, a meat recipe video and a big project in the making. Some spoilers: noodles, a Chef and Lazy Penguin. Doesn’t that sound delicious? See you guys tomorrow with a new food story ^~^ Good night~~

Are chefs painters?

Is it possible to describe the food style/taste of a chef like a visual identity for a company? The food identity of the chef.

What kind of words would you use? Feelings? Taste words? Colors?
A chef needs to understand all the tastes and ingredients, so they can create awesome dishes.

Is it like art? Understanding color and understanding how to mix them to create WOW paintings? People come back for those same style paintings.

Chef’s understand taste, texture and methods… they can create a WOW dish. People come for those same style flavors: a bit similar to their old experience, but still mindblowing.

Cooking is like art I believe. You can be creative with tastes, colors and textures. Art stimulates the eye and creates feelings in the observer. Food stimulates the eye, tongue, nose and create feelings in the eater.

Also at a more fancy restaurant the chef will make art of your plate. So yes, chefs are painters.

Sketch process

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That was my small food for thought of the week.

Coming soon

It has been a bit quiet in the foodvlog department, but there are plans to film at two restaurants. So you can expect two foodvlogs coming soon.

It’s also becoming hot… I am planning to share a refreshing cucumber salad with you guys. And mum is back in town, so a dumpling recipe (or video maybe?) is coming soon. Lots to look forward to 🙂

Have a sunny weekend!

Foodies of today in Düsseldorf

Today Lazy Penguin and I ate a lot of different cuisines. A special potato dish at Äpelschlaat (will dedicate a post to them), Korean shaved ice (patbingsu at Namu Cafe), curry wurst (German sausage) and Korean BBQ. Okay two cuisines, German and Korean.

I am too lazy to draw the Korean BBQ, so here is a photo.

This Korean restaurant, Gogi Matcha, really tasted like the ones in Korea. Seoul Garden in The Hague fades away in comparison. Here they really have chunks of meat, not thin slices. And the sauces and side dishes are similar to Korea’s: sour, sweet and salty. The cold noodle soup was really good, sour sweet cold with bouncy black thin noodles.

More photos coming soon.

For brunch we had a potato salad topped with shredded chicken. It was so colorfull and tastfull. I really recommend this place: Äpelschlaat.

I have to say, till now all the food did not dissapoint. They have top notch Asian food here. (Though I didn’t dare to try Chinese food, I don’t have much fate in Chinese food in Germany, but proof me wrong!)

Tomorrow is the last day to eat in Düsseldorf. 😋

Kiosk to the rescue!

When you are travelling with the train in the Netherlands and you are feeling hungry or thirsty, you can get your food and drinks from these Kiosks. A cup of hot coffee, a quick croissant or some candy. They have it all!

Quite convenient and a bit more expensive than in a normal supermarket, but hey who cares right. When you need food, you need it. 

Have a lovely day! 

What is wok hei?

Wok hei is that big fire in the wok, which you often see in a Chinese restaurant. At home wok hei is a big mess of oil splatters. I use a pan lid as a shield to protect myself from the oil splatters.

Today I made scrambled eggs in hot oil, it was splattering like fireworks. This was a moment of reminiscing the gas fire at my parents home which always gives me oil splatters on my pan lid shield.

I am trying to post everyday this week, till Friday 7 April. Let’s see if I can up the challenge.

Let’s do this! (•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑

Thoughts of a drawing ~ Mango Mochi

“Wow! This water color picture really inspires me to draw something!”

“Let’s draw something, maybe this photo from Japan, with all the orange poles? No, the characters will take a long time to draw. ”

“Maybe pick a photo from the Hongkong trip? Wow.. so many food photos I still have to post on the blog. Okay, let’s make a supermarket post soon…”

“Oh, these desserts looks easy to draw. Let’s do these.”

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“Ugh, the cartel of the cup is hard to draw. Luckily I drew with a pencil and can erase it.” (HAHA, here goes my black line power feeling XD)

“Ay, so many coconut flakes, shall I draw more? And more? How to color the orange in between the white flakes later?

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“Need to create the perfect orange. Use both yellow and red. Mix-mix-mix.. let’s make orange dot’s for coloring in between the white flakes.”

“Which color is the metal cup? Hmm… Lazy Bear says the white bling is very important for making it look like metal. Let’s use the eye drop of Illustrator to check the color. Oh, it’s brown. Okay, I am gonna use dark brown and green. And blue.”

“Add some white with the pen I bought in Bangkok. It doesn’t look very white. Maybe I should use Tipp-ex” [Post on Instgram]

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“Mm… the drawing looks so soft. Add black lines? But not too thick. The white flakes should look flakey. Add some more blue on the plate. It doesn’t look like glass, but whatever, I like blue as plate color. And done! Add a LazyPigPassion stamp and the date.” [Post on Instagram again]

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