삼청동 맛집: 풍년 쌀 농산 떡볶이 / Where to eat Tteokbokki – Seoul

14 avril 2015 § 5 Commentaires

Tteok-bokki is a korean dish made of rice and red chili sauce – 고추장. It is the most widespread dish sold in food trucks and stalls as it is easy to prepare. A good Tteok-bokki should have a soft and chewy rice base and a sweet chili sauce which is not too spicy. After trying several addresses for finding the one, Ppoung-nyon Ssal Nong-san (풍년 쌀 농산) Tteok-bokki was the place which met all my expectations. It is like crepe in France: very easy to cook but only few places do it really well. seoul food spicy hot tteokbokki best sugarsheet vegetarian The fried one on a skewer was my favorite : crispy and chewy at the same time, with a spread of sweet red sauce. seoul south korea best dish food tteokbooki spicy hot korean The drink to have with Tteok-bokki is Shik-he (식혜) made of rice and brown sugar. It is closed on Monday, and if you have the possibility, avoid the week end because the waiting time can be very long. seoul dessert food travel south korea sugarsheet drink rice samcheong dong hanok seoul best food travel south korea korean seoul samcheong dong

Address:  81-1 Hwa-dong, Jongno-gu

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Kem Xôi Dừa at Bùi Viện – Saigon / Ho Chi Minh

9 avril 2015 § 1 commentaire

It is the first time I visit a country with such delicious fruits. I thought I would lose weight here but it was the opposite! Mangoes, Pineapple, Coconut and Bananas ..for naming only them were my daily treats (with Cupcakes). When I saw people queueing at Bùi Viện, located not far from my Hostel, I did not know what was being served here but it looked very good: ice cream on a coconut shell with rice and nuts flakes. This dessert spot was only frequented by locals and the menu was written in Vietnamese but there is a picture to help you choose. kem xoi dua saigon vietnam ice cream coconut dessert travel food vegetarian

Their signature ice cream is the Kem Xôi Dừa, if you love coconut like me, you will appreciate this dessert! kem xoi dua bui vien saigon ho chi minh travel food dessert coconut vegetarian ice cream

Address : 106A Lê Thị Riêng, Q.1 and the other one located on Bui Vien street, known as the backpacker’s area

Eating Mandoo at 북촌 손 만두 – Seoul

5 avril 2015 § 4 Commentaires

Koreans call popular food spots as « Mat-jib » – 맛집, which literaly means « tasty place ». When you don’t know where to eat in South Korea, ask a local where is the nearest 맛집. Usually there is a queue at those restaurants but it is worth waiting. In the touristic area of Insadong, where you can purchase pieces of pottery, there is a nice place for eating « Mandoo » -만두. Japanese have gyozas, Chinese the jiaozi -饺子, Korean the Mandoo. It is located in a small alley, and it is called « Bukchon Son Mandoo » -북촌 손 만두. dumpling insadong eat restaurant seoul travel south korea food dumpling bukchon mandu seoul insadong south korea travel food   You will have choice between fried or steamed version. Eating just Mandoo may not be enough to calm your appetite, go for a bowl of my favorite spring/summer dish: « Neng-Myeun » -냉면, cold noodles made of buckwheat topped with korean radish (daikon). vegetarian insadong south korea seoul restaurant food travel noodles buckwheatinsadong mandu seoul travel south korea restaurant food dumplingdumpling noodles insadong food seoul south korea vegan

Address: Between Insadong 10-ro and 8-ro on the right side of Ssamziegil, subway station Anguk.

Pacey Cupcakes – Saigon / Ho Chi Minh

4 avril 2015 § Poster un commentaire

After trying all kind of desserts made of coconut, I was looking for a cakeshop during my journey in Vietnam. Pacey cupcakes was on my way home and I entered, thinking it was only take away. The front shop is small but go upstairs, and you will find yourself in a timeless Saigon, where time has stopped for a while. I tried nearly all the flavors, and if you like durian, they have an amazing one combined with avocado. My favorite (and also of the owner’s) was Passion fruit. saigon pacey cupcakes ho chi minh nguyen du best sugarsheet travel dessertrestaurant greentea cupcake saigon dessert pacey ho chi minh This one above is green tea flavor and below durian + avocado. These cupcakes are far better than the ones I had in New York at Magnolia Bakery. For me, the cake part and the cream cheese should be in « fusion » when you take your spoon and take a bite. Pacey cupcake was all of that!durian avocado cupcake pacey vietnam saigon ho chi minh travel eat dessert

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Address : 53G Nguyễn Du, Quận 1 – for opening hours, check their facebook page here.

Levain Bakery – New York

6 février 2015 § 3 Commentaires

I heard of Levain Bakery on blogs, magazines and saw it mentioned many times on the internet that I felt that if i did not try their cookies, I would miss something important. They are considered to be the best cookies, and I was not expecting them to be so delicious !

The bakery was founded in 1994 by friends Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes. At the time, Connie was in banking and Pam in Fashion. The two, both competitive swimmers, trained together for the Ironman and—not surprisingly, as their tireless workouts left them feeling starved for great food— they began a passionate dialog about creating the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie.

I can only thank Connie and Pam for having succeeded to create the perfect cookie. Don’t miss the Chocolate chip walnut !oatmeal raisin cookie levain bakery new york sugarsheetlevain bakery new york cookie best sugarsheet

Address: 167 West 74th St (UWS), 2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Harlem) and 354 Montauk Hwy, Wainscott Village (Hamptons)

Du Pain et des Idées – Paris

3 janvier 2015 § 5 Commentaires

As promised, the first article of 2015 is about the bakery « Du Pain et des Idées », in the 10th arrondissement. I admire M.Vasseur, the owner’s career path: from sales executive in the fashion industry, he has left it for dedicating his passion for bread. It is not a bakery like so many others you will come across in the city: there will be no pastries and the focus here is bread and viennoiserie. Don’t worry, for sweet tooth like me: Pain au chocolat and Mouna (orange blossom perfumed bread) will satisfy your sugar cravings.  du pain idées paris bakery amisdu pain et idées paris boulangerie amis toudic martin

  I first heard about this place years ago when they received an award for the best bread by the guide Gault&Millau. After tasting his « Pain des amis », you will notice that they did not make an error by granting him this prestigious prize. I eat this bread with home made guacamole or hummus, both are perfect. Peanut butter is awesome on Mouna. If you are still hungry after eating all this amount of bread, you can try the « Chausson aux pommes », apple stuff bread. It is one of the only boulangerie to put a real apple in it. escargots pain idées paris toudic yves

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Du pain et des Idees : Sacristain and Galette des Rois

  If you have to (looks like I’m obliging you :-D) visit a bakery in Paris it is definitely this one. The moulding and the front shop will make you feel like time has stopped for a moment. Don’t be afraid by the queue, it goes fast and take time to admire the architectural details of the bakery. pain idées amis paris yves toudic bakery

  I recently went to this bakery for buying a Galette des rois, the King’s Bread with almond paste. They will be sold only for few days so hurry up because they are the best ones you will ever try. galette rois pain idées amis paris yves toudic epiphanie

  Their bread is also served at « HolyBelly » and « Frenchie to Go ». Currently only one location in Paris. Despite rumors about other opening, M.Vasseur maintainted that he will never sacrifice quality, so not sure that another bakery will open in the near future. 1420323940.891343.34

Address: 34, rue Yves Toudic – Paris 75010. Closed on Week-ends

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