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Chicken Ala King

Chicken Ala King


This is one of the dishes I grew up with, my mom frequently makes this at home and I consider it one of her specialties. Her recipe was quite simple compared to the original and I got so used to it that is why when I first tried this one at a restaurant I told … Continue reading

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Petit Pois ala Francaise

Petit Pois ala Francaise


Petit Pois is a classic French dish that is made out of peas, lettuce and bacon in a rich butter and ham stock gravy. A really simple side dish that you can enjoy with roast or grilled meats. Though peas may look like it’s not as healthy as green leafy vegetables, it is one of … Continue reading

Maison Georges Larnicol (Paris, France)

Maison Georges Larnicol (Paris, France)


Maison Georges Larnicol is the first place we tried macaron in Paris last summer. We just discovered it after dining in at one of the streets that turn into a long stretch of Al Fresco restaurants at sunset, The Rue Grégoire de Tours. This place is lovely, it’s just a small path located on the … Continue reading

Mixed Berry Mini Galettes

Mixed Berry Mini Galettes


Today is the perfect day to post this recipe and you might be wondering why? While galettes can be enjoyed and offered throughout the year, traditionally they are served at Epiphany which falls on January 6th of each year hence we are posting this today. The galettes that we commonly know now originated from the king … Continue reading

Sprungli Luxemburgerli (Zurich, Switzerland)

Sprungli Luxemburgerli (Zurich, Switzerland)


If you think you had already tried the best macaron but haven’t tried Sprungli’s Luxemburgerli then you might be wrong because for me this was the best ever macaron that I ever tasted. I tried several brands in France from really expensive ones down to the most common ones but nothing comes close to this … Continue reading

La Maison Blanche (Paris, France)

La Maison Blanche (Paris, France)


This is the place we had our first dinner when we were in Paris for our holiday, located near Notre Dame de Paris this is a tourist spot with lots of neighbouring restaurant. Having said that you will immediately think that prices here will be a rip off, well it was the other way around … Continue reading

Brochette de Poulet

Brochette de Poulet


Two more days then its officially summer here in New Zealand! Summer here means a lot of barbecues and outdoor grilling, and what’s the best way to start it is with simple grilled dish called Brochette de Poulet. Brochette is a French term for mixed meats and vegetables that are skewered then grilled. It is … Continue reading

Jean Luc Pelé (Cannes, France)

Jean Luc Pelé (Cannes, France)


When we were in France last summer we ate a lot of Macarons in search for the best one. It was a big experiment so it was like a love and hate relationship roller coaster with different patisseries. Of all different establishments we tried I guess the good ones are only 50% of its which … Continue reading

Blanquette de Veau

Blanquette de Veau


Blanquette de veau is a simple and delicately flavoured French veal stew. The word “blanquette” came from the French word “blanc” which means white, as this dish is a made out of a white sauce ragout, to add to the delicate flavour and light colour the meat and butter is never browned during the cooking … Continue reading

Must Try Food in France

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 … Continue reading

Roasted Bone Marrow

Roasted Bone Marrow


I think a lot of health buffs out there would be shouting at this very moment, I know a lot of people would say this is way too fatty food why do I make something like this. Well please listen to me first before judging as there are a lot of nutritional benefits on this … Continue reading

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup


Mushroom soup or Cream of mushroom soup is a simple soup made out of basic roux thinned with cream of milk then flavoured with mushrooms. A relatively easy soup to make yet it packs a flavourful punch hence it is not just enjoyed as a soup but it can be used as a base ingredients … Continue reading

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse


Bouillabaisse is a mixed seafood soup dish flavoured with herbs and spices such as saffron, basil, fennel and orange peel. A traditional stew that originated in Marseille, France. The term bouillabaisse came from the Provencal Occitan words bolhir (to boil) and abaissar (to reduce heat). Traditionally it should contain at least three kinds of fish; … Continue reading

Potato Salad

Potato Salad


Potato salad as the name suggest is a dish made out mainly of potatoes. It may be called a salad but it is a side dish which is often served with mains like: barbecues, roasts and fried chicken. There are lots of versions of this popular salad where ingredients varies from different regions. It can … Continue reading

Cape Gooseberries and Strawberry Flaugnarde

Cape Gooseberries and Strawberry Flaugnarde


Flaugnarde is a French dessert made with thick flan-like batter filled with fruits like apples, berries, peaches, plums, prunes or other fruits topped with powdered sugar. Flaugnarde is a variation of Clafoutis which is basically the same dish but only using cherries. Traditional Limousin clafoutis uses unpitted cherries which adds a different flavour to the … Continue reading