Must Try Food in France

Well where do I start? France is a foodies haven and I don’t know which ones I need to put and not to put into this list, I ate a lot when I was there and the amount of choices is phenomenal, all of them sounds amazing regardless whether it’s a dish from a three star Michelin restaurant or just a simple croissant from bakery found in the outskirts of Paris. Again the basis of this list like any other of my to try lists are based on what I actually tried on location, that means even there is something better that I haven’t tried it will not be in this list to be fair.

Croissant – Let’s start the list with what we had almost daily for breakfast when we were in France, the croissant. I know you can have this anywhere but I can’t understand why the ones in France is so buttery, flaky and light, even the ones in the petrol shops are way much better than the French cafes I had tried outside of France. It’s so good, you don’t need any butter, cheese or jam to accompany it.

Bouillabaisse - A seafood lover’s dream! Having a bouillabaisse on the country where it originated, need I say more?

Lorraine Quiche – I can still vaguely remember the texture and creaminess of this quiche, its thick, creamy, rich but not overpowering making you like it more and more every spoonful.

Beef Bourguignon – This list will not be complete with this traditional French recipe of fork tender beef slowly simmered in red Burgundy with garlic, onions and a bouquet garni. The one I got even have that type of potato dumpling that I don’t even know the name, never had tried it before but the texture is like polenta, but I am sure its main ingredient is potato.

Mousse – This rich chocolate mousse with a very light and fluffy texture needs to be in this list as well.

Crème Caramel – If you love crème brulee then this is a no brainer, the softer cousin of the famous custard.

Macaroons – It’s just so wrong if you don’t even try this when you are in France, it’s nearly everywhere, we tried from different shops and the best ones we had are from Jean luc Pele.


Crepes – Sweet or savoury this thin French version of a pancake is totally addictive from the simple chocolate drenched crepes to the savoury ham and cheese variant. You can have a full set meal made out of crepes.

Fromage – With more than hundreds of varieties to choose from there’s definitely something for everyone. Cheese is everywhere in France, from airplanes to markets.

Escargot – When we were planning our trip to France I told myself the first thing I will have there are snails and that what I did, our first dinner we ordered one of this famous delicacy. We have something similar in the Philippines which is named similarly and it is cooked in coconut milk. The French do it differently and I love how they prepare it, buttery and garlicky very nice you don’t even know its snails once it’s in your mouth.

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  1. Is that what you ate on an average day:)

  2. So inspired by these goegeous pics of food and without a doubt, I would love a little sampler menu of each and every one! I was so enticed of that delicious image of the Escargot, delicious no doubt!

    Needing wonka vision right now!

  3. Liz says:

    I feel nostalgic now… I bet you had a great time tasting in France… I hope you had some baguette with your wonderdul selection of cheeses… Come visit my blog for a nice French stick recipe or some French inspiration ;-)

  4. Shobelyn says:

    They all look delicious. The crepe’ is what I am salivating on.

  5. Oh my, they all look delicious. The crepe’ is what I am salivating on…

  6. Fromage croissants and crepes! Viva la France! I am glad to hear that your overindulged and had a wonderful culinary experience in France. Welcome Home. BAM

  7. Reblogged this on buithaophuong and commented:
    J’aime beaucoup les croissants *.*

  8. I want to go to France right now!

  9. Shirley says:

    Wow, everything looks amazing! (Except I just can’t do snails.) The chocolate mousse is calling to me the most.

  10. I’ve never had a bad meal in France. It’s worth making the trip for the cheese alone – everything else is gravy (and what great gravy!). Good stuff – thanks.

  11. Wow! All dishes look amazing but the quiche and creme caramel are my favorite.

  12. Be Miam! says:

    Excellent ! If I had to choose only one, that would be macaroons. If you come back to France, I’ll definitely have other specialties to try for you ;)

  13. nusrat2010 says:

    My eyeballs popped looking at that creme caramel pic! Fabulous!
    And rest of the pictures are also mind-blowingly beautiful :)

    Thanks for sharing your snaps, dear.

  14. Carolyn Chan says:

    I’m heading to France shortly and I intend to eat my way through your list – twelve times over ! :) Expecting tighter pants by the time I get back hehe

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