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Restaurant Sanshia

24 Oct

The Taiwanese students brought us to a typical restaurant. I was able to recognize to dishes that i had already tried, but the discovery of the day was the fried tofu (the biggest picture). That’s really good! Otherwise, as usual: a tofu soup, cabbage, tofu and oysters (didn’t try this one, you know why), chicken, omelette with shrimps, pig blood, bamboo, mushrooms, beef and onions, and beef and cabbage. Nice, but the beef and onion wasn’t that great because of the meat.

Din Tai Fung

22 Sep

One of my friends had a diner with a Taiwanese girl learning French, so i asked her if i could join them. It ended up that they were going to the restaurant I really wanted to go since I arrived, the famous Din Tai Fung. This restaurant is actually a chain, and they’re in a lot of different countries. You can even find 2 of them in the States and they’re supposed to make the best xiao long bao (dumplings). So imagine my happiness when I learned that we were going there!

We went to the Taipei 101 branch, and tried their pork xiao long bao (the most famous one), some with vegetables. To eat it, you have to pour 1 spoon of soy sauce for 3 spoons of vinegar, add ginger. First, you put your xiao long bao in your spoon, then you pierce it so that the juice flows in your spoon. You drink the juice, and then eat your xiao long bao with the sauce!

The pork ones were really good, but I already had better dumplings in China. It was really better than Kitchen Pucci because the dough is a lot thinner, and the dumpling juicier. So yeah, that were good dumplings. Besides that, we tried some Rou Bao: chicken bao, pork bao and vegetables bao. The pork one was the better. In fact, I don’t really enjoy their vegetable when it comes to filling. They are delicious when you eat them alone, but inside some dough, it’s not that good. The Bao were really good, with a lot of meat inside compared to the one I had for breakfast last time.
So far Din Tai Fung is my best dumpling restaurant in Taiwan. However, it’s also more expensive. For 3, you should count around 1000TWD.

Poulet poché

16 Aug

Poached chicken

I found this new way of cooking your chicken on TV from the famous Pourcel twins. The original recipe was with mango, green apple, cucumber, zucchini, lemon and mint, but since i only had chicken whites, well, i tried another way, but you can put whatever you want, that’s just that i found interesting this way of cooking, there isn’t any fatand it’s still good and tender.

Ingredients for 3:
– 3 chicken whites
– salt & pepper
– thyme

In a clingfilm (1 per chicken white) put your chicken with salt & pepper & thyme on both sides. Roll it tight 4/5 times, roll both ends like a candy and tie them. Put in a 65°C water (you can see little bubbles on the surface). Then let it in for 25/30mn. Pour in iced water to stop the cooking and remove the clingfilm. Finish! You can’t find easier and the chicken is really tender!

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J’ai trouvé ce mode de cuisson sur une recette des frères Pourcel, et j’avais envie de l’essayer. L’originale est avec une mangue, une pomme verte, de la menthe, du citron, un concombre et une courgette, mais comme mon frigo est vide, j’avais seulement le blanc de poulet, alors j’ai fait avec les moyens du bord. Vous pouvez donc complètement adapter votre recette, c’est juste un mode de cuisson sans matière grasse qui garde le moelleux du poulet et change!

Ingrédients pour 3:
– 3 blancs de poulet
– sel & poivre
– thym

Dans du papier alu, mettre du sel, du poivre et du thym et y étaler le blanc de poulet pour qu’il soit couvert sur les 2 faces. Le rouler 4/5 fois serré, plier les extrémités comme un bonbon et les nouer. Les mettre dans une eau frémissante à 65°C et les laisser 25/30mn. Les transférer dans un récipient rempli d’eau glacée pour stopper la cuisson. Après, on peut le couper comme un saucisson pour une plus belle présentation, ou le laisser comme ça, comme un petit boudin. A vous de voir, on peut varir les assaisonnements à l’infini!

Frog’s First heat salad

27 Jun

Today was the first really hot day of the year and when i came back from work, i didn’t want to eat anything warm, so i decided to go for a salad. I happily opened the fridge…bam, first problem…it was empty!
I only had yesterday leftover: a little bit of chiken, some tomatoes, 2 mozarella, a pepper… Ok, let’s try something out with this! I like challenges!!

So i made 2 things: one Gaspacho in my way, and one salad that i tried to make with what i had.

(ok i know i’m bad at taking pictures…)

Frog’s first heat salad

Ingredients:
–  apple
– cherry tomatoes
– mozarella
– some white chicken already cooked
– chorizo
– bread
– olive oil
– oil
– olive
– salt
– pepper
– vinegar
– thyme
– crumbs
– bread

In a stove, put your chicken, chorizo and bread in small pieces, with oil if needed, and add crumbs and thym. Once it’s ready, put it aside.
Cut you apple tomatoes, mozarella in small pieces. For the vinaigrette, do as usual ( i use 1 -small- table spoon of vinegar for 2 table spoons of olive oil, salt and pepper). Them put all your ingredients together and add thym! That’s easy, quickly done (even faster than asking at a McDo! mouhahaha).

Gaspacho

Ingredients for 4 people:
– 4 tomatoes
– 1 red pepper
– 1 garlic
– 1 shallot
– salt
– pepper
– olive oil
– basalmic vinegar
– basilica
– tabasco
– water
– ice
– white bread or crumb

Cut your vegies in small pieces, put in the mixer with 2 table spoons of olive oil, one teaspoon of basalmic vinegar, some tabasco, salt, pepper, basilica as you like it, one glass of water, and ice. Then mix and put in the fridge up until you want to drink it. Quickly done too!

With those two, you ate at least 2 vegies, it’s fresh and easily made for lazy people like me right now!

 

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On peut dire qu’aujourd’hui, il faisait vraiment chaud pour la première fois cette année. Donc en revenant du travail, je n’avais pas envie de manger quelque chose de chaud. Je me suis donc rapprochée du frigo, prête à faire une super salade, et là…bam…le frigo était vide. Ce n’est pas grave, j’aime les défis! On va voir ce qu’on peut faire avec ce qu’on a!

La Salade des premières chaleurs de la Frog

Ingrédients:
– pomme
– poulet déjà cuit
– tomates cerises
– chorizo
– mozarrella
– olives
– huile d’olive
– huile
– vinaigre
– thym
– pain
– chapelure
– sel
– poivre

Couper le poulet, le chorizo et le pain en petits morceau et mettre dans la poêle, ajouter de l’huile si nécessaire, et mettre la chapelure et du thym. Retirer du feu une fois que c’est cuit.
Couper les autres ingrédients, préparer la sauce vinaigrette comme à votre habitude (perso c’est 1 petite cuillère de vinaigre pour 2 cuillières d’huile d’olive, sel et poivre). Rajouter tous les ingrédients et le thym. C’est prêt!

Gaspacho

Ingrédients pour 4 personnes:
– 4 tomates
– 1 poivron rouge
– tabasco
– 1 ail
– 1 échalote
– vinaigre balsamique
– basilique
– sel
– poivre
– pain de mie/ de la mie
– eau
– glaçons

Couper les légumes en petits morceaux, mettre dans le mixer, rajouter 2 cuillères à soupe d’huile, une de café de vinaigre balsamique, du sel, du poivre, du basilique et du tabasco à votre souhait, de la mie de pain, un verre d’eau et des glaçons. Mixer et mettre au réfrigérateur jusqu’au moment de servir.

Deux recettes rapides (plus rapide que de commander un menu Mc Do je vous dis!) qui vous font manger au moins 2 légumes et hyper faciles pour les fainéants  comme moi en ce moment!

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