French

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...

Quay and Co (Sydney, Australia) 1

Quay and Co (Sydney, Australia)

I did not know that breakfasts in a good hotel starts late on a weekend and that’s what happened to me when I was staying at this big hotel in Sydney’s Harbour. It was 6:30 am in the morning and we were up quite early as we will be planning...

Croque Madame 2

Croque Madame

There are many dishes to whip up with that left-over Christmas Ham, most of you already have a stock standard recipe that you prepare on a yearly basis like soup, pasta and quiche to name some but have you tried making Croque Madame or Croque Monsieur? Croque Madame or Croque...

Strawberry French Macarons 1

Strawberry French Macarons

Strawberry French Macarons is a French Style pastry made with almond flour and egg whites filled with cream cheese and strawberry jam. It was a proud parent moment when I saw my daughter patiently makes her first macaron and she nailed it. It was a very laborious process as I...

Moules à la Crème 1

Moules à la Crème

Moules à la Crème is a French dish prepared with mussels cooked in a saute of garlic and shallots served on white wine and cream sauce. The French really know how to use their cream properly, one great example is this dish a simple mussel dish cooked in white wine...