I’m not a big fan of American food in general to put it midly, but well I wanted to try something new and I decided to go to Juicy Bun again. They changed their location and are now more like an American pub, with a new menu. I noticed some Fried Mozzarella sticks so here it goes! Crispy on the outside, with herbs, garlic and melting inside. Unhealthy like hell. That’s ok but not amazing, and considering its unhealthiness, i can live without it, just like French fries.
My 2 favorite steamed bread. Sweet, not salty, of course since i’m a sweet tooth. The peanut ones is crushed peanuts, a little bit sweet like peanut butter but you can really feel the peanuts under your teeth. I like it because it contrasts the blandness of the bread and also the soft/crispy texture is really nice. The second one is the sesame steamed bread. Less crispy and sweet, you can still feel the small seeds under your teeth, and the black and white color is also very nice.
I had to try in the end some of his products. As you know, i’m not fond of chocolate (i don’t say no to a piece or two of chocolate, but in desserts that’s not what i prefer), so i picked the milk chocolate with salted butter caramel and a hot chocolate powder.
The chocolate was really nice, not too sweet as it’s often is with caramel. Nothing to say except that’s really good.
However, concerning the chocolate powder, i’ve several things to say. I know that his shop was elected as the best hot chocolate in Paris. Actually i wanted to drink one but the room was already full, that’s why i ended up buying the powder.
But the powder comes without any information about how to make the hot chocolate. So i made one as i could, and i was really disappointed in terms of flavor, texture. I really prefered Angelina cocoa powder which at least gives you the recipe about how to make your hot chocolate. This one i think didn’t have enough chocolate but then it was too bitter for me who’s not fond of dark chocolate.
So far, my favorite ever hot chocolate was the rich one from Café Pouchkine. And just to let you know, prices are 1,5 time more expensive here than in France.
Jean Paul Hévin
MRT Taipei City Hall
One bread that i found strange at first (and that is not a bread but a bun) is this melon bread. It looks to me like a pineapple, don’t ask me why, so melon was really a weird name for me. The surface is basically made with butter. I’m not really fond of this one because their bun are usually really fat, but dry and the same time, i mean they don’t have the real butter flavor. But you can find this one in every bakeries in Taiwan, it’s a classic.
What’s awesome when you live with a lot of international students is that you can try a lot of different kind of food when you have gatherings. This time, my Colobian friend gave me a lollipop with Lulo flavor. I didn’t know this fruit so i looked through it. It’s a little sour like a green apple flavor (at least in lollipop) and it looks like a mix between a persimmon and an orange. It’s really nice.