18 septembre 2015 § 1 commentaire
When you order a coffee in Italy, you will be served an espresso, in those small cup. Italians take coffee very seriously, and there is a way to enjoy it appropriately. A good espresso should not be bitter and prepared with fresh beans. Also, « espresso » means fast, they usually drink it at the bar. One essential rule to know before you order: capuccino or other variations of coffee with milk should never be ordered after 11am. They are considered as a “meal” in themselves and only for breakfast with a pastry. A journalist from the Guardian asked Italians how they felt about Italian food in New York, and New Yorkers but also French are doing it all wrong, particularly for the capuccino which is often ordered during lunch or dinner. In Venice, locals were having for breakfast an espresso with a pastry standing at the bar. A caffé you have to go for mingling with locals and hear Italians chatting – definitely the most beautiful language – is Caffé del Doge. They have beans from everywhere around the world and propose a large selection of drinks and pastries. If you are with friends who do not drink coffee, they can choose between hot chocolate prepared with real cocoa, or tea.
I went for an espresso and a « mandorle torte », which is almond tart. Italy is the country of Hazelnuts and Almonds, so eat them all while you are here! There were also my favorite pain au chocolat but it did not look as good as my delicious slice of mandorle pie. For a good start every morning, I would definitely adopt the Italian breakfast!
Where? Really close to the Rialto bridge, Calle Cinque, San Paolo
17 avril 2015 § 2 Commentaires
Coffee must be Vietnam’s most consumed drink: coffee shops are everywhere and it is enjoyed at any moment of the day. French introduced coffee in the 19th century and Vietnam is now among the biggest producer in the world. In vietnamese, coffee is « cà phê ». The specificity relies in the brewing method, as a metal drip filter is topped on the glass and is removed until the last drop has fallen. It reminded me of the italian coffee pot Bialetti, which makes coffee with a similar brewing method.
20 novembre 2014 § 2 Commentaires
I went to Amsterdam this Summer with a friend for a week end. We stayed in the East side of the city then moved to Jordan. « Lire la suite »
7 novembre 2014 § 6 Commentaires
I’m going to share in this post one of my favorite spots in the Marais. As you now know, I love everything sweet, and i will not make any exception here. When I am in this area, I always feel obliged to visit Jacques Génin’s amazing chocolaterie. For me they are the best ones I have ever had. Since I have tried them, I can’t eat chocolate elsewhere. There used to be a pastry shop, but due to high demand, M.Génin has stopped selling them. Fortunately, he still proposes them in the tea room inside the store. His Tarte au citron is considered as one of the best ones in Paris but I don’t like lemon (too sour for me) but my friends who like lemon tart a lot, told me this one is definitely the best. I choose the very impressive Paris-Brest, which is, trust me a meal in itself! If you intend to take one, don’t eat anything before. The pecan pie is also delicious.
Je vais partager un de mes endroits préférés dans le Marais. Comme vous le savez maintenant, j’aime tout ce qui est sucré et je ne ferai pas d’exception dans ce post. Quand je suis dans ce quartier, je me sens toujours obligée de faire un saut à la chocolaterie de Jacques Génin. Ce sont les meilleurs chocolats auxquels j’ai pu goûter. Il y avait aussi une pâtisserie, mais en raison d’une très forte demande M.Génin a décidé d’arrêter de les vendre en part individuelles. Ils sont heureusement toujours disponible dans le salon de thé et sur commande. La tarte au citron est considérée comme étant l’une des meilleures de Paris – je n’aime pas trop le citron (assez acide pour moi), mais mes amis qui adorent les tartes au citron m’ont confirmé que celle-ci était la meilleure. Je choisis le Paris Brest qui est un repas en lui même car il est très imposant ! Si vous avez l’intention d’en prendre un, ne mangez rien avant. La tarte au noix de pécan est aussi délicieuse.
The caramels and the pâte aux fruits are also wonders. I would recommend to avoid the afternoon on week ends because you will have to wait for an hour or two before being seated in the tea room.
Les caramels et les pâte aux fruits sont aussi de petites merveilles. Je déconseillerai de venir les après midi en week-end car vous risquez d’attendre une heure ou deux avant d’être installé dans le salon de thé.
Address / Adresse: 133, rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris
12 octobre 2014 § Poster un commentaire
Not far from the bustling Hollywood Road – on Gough Street, inside the concept store Woaw, you can find Elephant Grounds coffee. It is one of the two places in Hong-Kong to propose « Bulletproof coffee ». It was the first time i saw it on a menu, so I was curious to try.
What is « Bulletproof Coffee »? The barista explained to us that it was coffee + fat (Unsalted Butter + MCT oil). It is supposed to be very nutritious and healthy.
When I drank it, it was like a latte but more heavier. I felt really full, and had no dinner after.
You can have your drink with « Homie’s Cookies ». And only on Week-end, they propose limited edition Ice Cream Cookies. You can check on their facebook page for the flavor of the week. I was lucky to have the Chocolate Mint Pop rocks!
If you are in the area of Sheung Wan, you should definitely visit this little gem. There is also a small terrass where you can sip your coffee when it is not too hot outside.
Address: 11, Gough Street in Sheung Wan / Tel: +852 2253 1313