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Southern Asia, or the Shake & drink place

22 Feb

Shakes

What i loved about Thaïland, Cambodia and Laos, after their food, was the Shakes. You can have all the fruits you want. Banana, Papaya, Coconut, Watermelon, Melon, Pineapple, Apple, Orange, Passion Fruit, and everything with real, fresh fruits and milk or yogourt if you want. The fruits are even better than in Taiwan and you have to be careful to not ask 2 or 3 in a row.

But, what’s even cooler, is that you can also have things that aren’t fruit in your shakes. Oreo? Vanilla? Coffee? Biscuit? That’s not a problem.
I saw the oreo shake: a all package of oreos mixed. Scary, but delicious…

My favorite? Banana shake and coconut shake.

Coffee & Teas

Southern Laos is famous for its coffee, but i prefer the one from Cambodia that smells awesome, a hazelnut and coffee mixed butbut with a strong taste of coffee, and not burn coffee taste like Laos coffee was sometimes.
As for Nothern Thailand, you can find everywhere coffee shops with espresso, espresso con pana, latte (all kind of latte), ice coffee, coffee shake, milk coffee… and tea too. Thai tea is…orange. Taste better than the Mocha wich isn’t my cup of tea…
My favorite goes for Cambodian coffee and then Thai espresso.

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Shaved Ice…finally…

1 Oct

It’s been a while since i wanted to go to Shilin night market. Not for shopping, but for food of course. It’s supposed to be the best night market on this subject. I’ve heard about Oyster omelettes, Stinky Tofu and Shaved Ice. Unfortunately for me, i couldn’t taste the 2 first ones, but i bothered so much the people wandering with me about the Shaved Ice, that we went there. And i did right, because everyone liked it in the end.

So, what’s special about this ice cream? It’s made of milk, and it is exactly like coconut. They grate it so it really look like snow. They add fruits with it or chocolate, peanut, red beans… depending on what you want. However, you can also have simple shaved ice with different taste than milk and no fruits. It’s quite big so you can share: we had 2 ice creams for 5 and it was ok.

The restaurant we went is one of the most famous of the market, you have to wait to get your seat, and once you’ve finished eating, they quickly quick you out to let other sit down. It’s near the teather. Unfortunately, i can’t read the name in Chinese.

I couldn’t find any dessert that i really liked here, well, i’ve finally found it. But that’s for summer, i need to find one for winter, now…

Shilin Market

On the right side of the teather near the MRT exit

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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