French

The Three Words (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Do you want to impress your loved ones but don’t have the time to grab all of the different things like flowers and cakes from different shops? Well, let me introduce you to “The Three Words”, a cake and flower shop located in Lorne Street where you can buy both...

40 Cloves Garlic Chicken

40 Cloves Garlic Chicken is a classic Provençal dish of chicken pieces pan roasted in olive oil and aromatics together with copious amount of garlic cloves. Say what! Yes, its forty, nothing more and nothing less but why? It may sound absurd but trust me, it’s not, in fact it...

Creamy Chicken Liver Pate

Creamy Chicken Liver Pate is a spread made with chicken liver cooked together with onions, garlic, butter, cream and spices then processed into a paste that is then let to set in a ramekin, chilled then to be served as a spread on breads. We made some liver spread before,...

Fukurou Patisserie (New Market, Auckland, New Zealand) 2

Fukurou Patisserie (New Market, Auckland, New Zealand)

This is our second time dining out when New Zealand relaxed its quarantine restrictions for the Corona outbreak. It feels like freedom after being locked down for a while so me and my wife splurged out and had a date staycation away from the house for a change. First item...

Daldang (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Do you know what Factcaron is? I guess we have the same answer until my daughter introduced me to it several months ago. While it may look French these sweet delights are a South Korean creation, it was the Koreans answer to the world-renowned dessert brands like Laduree, Pierre Herme...

Ma Cuisine (Montpellier, France) 3

Ma Cuisine (Montpellier, France)

While the wife and daughter are having a look at Uniqlo, I happen to stroll around the place and see what’s exciting on this street. I noticed that this Uniqlo building right smack it the centre of Montpellier is quite huge occupying a whole block in an old town centre,...

Les Halles Castellane - A Visual Essay

Les Halles Castellane – A Visual Essay

Most indoor markets in Europe are made from really old buildings but this one from France has a modern twist. Les Halles Castellane is a Montpellier’s main and recently renovated covered marketplace, it’s not as enormous as Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Munich’s Viktualienmarkt or even Wroclaw’s...

Bacon Potato Corn Chowder 1

Bacon Potato Corn Chowder

Bacon Potato Corn Chowder is a type of thickened soup prepared with bacon, corn, potatoes, milk and cream. If you are looking to make a very simple comfort meal, then look no further as this Bacon Potato Corn Chowder might be your answer. A simple soup that start with a...

Matcha Macarons 1

Matcha Macarons

Matcha Macarons is a type of French macaron flavoured with matcha powder and filled with chocolate gananche. If I love cooking savoury dishes my daughter is the total opposite, she is into making amazing pastries like this macaron. This was her nth time making macarons and as she endlessly prepares...