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25 Apr

I had never been there, but i like the principle of using a card to order everything you want in free service and to scan it to pay at the end. I picked a salad and asked for the sauce to be appart, as i’m really not fond of the sauce in Taiwan (always sweet). I prefered mixing olive oil and balsamic on my own. The salad isn’t fresh though.

As for the dessert, i picked a Tiramisu with was awkwardly with alcool. The coffee flavor was nearly non-existant. Definetely not a good one.

But you have an amazing view and the restaurant in nice too, so for the environment i recommand it, but this is more an American style italian restaurant than an Italian restaurant. If it goes for chain restaurants like these, i really prefer Pizza Del Arte for the food.

Pasta the Risotto way from Frechon

20 Mar

I just finally got a picture since i made them! That’s only the 4th time that i have pasta since September! First time of my life that i so few pasta. I was so in lack so i bought everything to made them again (which is really expensive here because of the cheese and the meat). I just added an onion and an herb that tastes like liquorice but that looks like big basilica leaves (which i first mistook with basilica). I don’t know what it was since it’s written in chinese…

Microwaves: Pasta and its veggies

3 Nov

The microwaves becomes your very best friend when you only have it. Here is a small recipe to cook some pasta.

-1/2 onion

– 1 garlic
– 1 tomato
– 1 pepper
-1 eggplant
– 120g of meat
-100g of pasta
– olive oil
– salt & pepper
– chesse
– basilica

Cut and peal your tomato in 8. Cut your garlic and onion, put in a plate that goes into microwaves with 2 spoons of oil. Heat 1 minute with full power, and let it wait 1 minute in the microwaves without opening it. Then add your meat and half a tomato. Heat 1 minute, then add your eggplant and pepper (peeled and cut in small pieces), tomato, salt, add pepper, and cook again 2 minutes. Then let it 1 minute in the microwaves.

Put 200 mL of water, 100g of pasta, salt the water, and cook as it’s said on the recipe (less 1 minute). Wait 2 minutes in the microwaves. Remove the water if there’s some left, and mix the sauce with pasta, add cheese and basilica. And enjoy!

Risotto Restaurant – Shilin

7 Oct

A must not go restaurant.

First, the bread: taiwanese bread, and quite dry.

Second duck and pesto pasta…Where the hell did they see that pesto is like a cream? And it didn’t taste like pesto at all. My pasta were in this juicy green thing that was barely ok. I was soo disappointed to think that such an easy thing as pesto pasta can be screw up like that.And duck? Oh yeah, there was duck actually, those 2 ridiculous small pieces that they dare call “duck”.

Third: they say it’s an italian restaurant, but they don’t even have water. You can’t find anything that’s not sweet, even their tea is sweet. I chose a yogourt that tasted and looked like a medicine.

I really don’t recommand this one.

In front of the exit shilin night market
MRT Shilin

Eric Frechon’s Risotto pasta

10 Aug

Ok, that’s not as glamour as the dish itself, but this is the cook of the recipe: Eric Frechon

After watching the final episode of “Un dîner presque parfait” (A nearly perfect diner), – a TV show that teams up the best amateur cooks by city and that compete against each other until the final, where they got judged byone of the 23 best French cooks (the 23 chefs= 48 Michelin stars altogether, just seeing them all on a table eating the meal you made for them you feel like you’re watching the Knights of King Arthur’s round table, or something as impressive). Anyway, the last 2 teams were Paris (Yeah!) and Brive. Guess who won?? Of course, Paris :p. The amateurs were only 21 and 18 years-old (i dislike this pedant teenager, but yeah, he’s truly amazing when it comes to cooking u.u”) , while usually people there are between 35-70 years old. – Anyway, my mother and i watched this last episode which happened at the hotel Le Bristol, where there’s a 3* Michelin restaurant. The Chef there, Eric Frechon was one of the judges and he asked as a test for the candidates to cook pasta with only 10cl of water. We, watchers, were lucky to see the recipe and the technic used, while the poor candidates had to find the right way by themselves in 20mn.When she saw the recipe my mother was nearly drooling and immediately said: “You have to do this recipe by tomorrow!” So we went to the supermarket to buy everything needed, and here it is.

I just want to specify, the ingredients are for 3, but we eat a lot of pasta at home (when i say a lot it’s a 500g package for 3 and usually we eat 2 serving each) so you can say that’s for 6 small/normal eaters. I did put any pepper and black olives.

Ingredients for 3/6 people depending the way you love pasta~:
– 400g of penne rigate
– 12cl of olive oil
– 85g of shaved parmesan
– 85g of grated parmesan
– 1/2 strong peppered chorizo cut in really small pieces
– 10 half of dried tomatoes cut in small pieces
– 18 leaves of basilica cut in small squares
– 1 big tomato or 2 normal (he put a whole container of cherry tomatoes but i didn’t have any cherry tomato) cut
– chicken broth in jelly
– water

In a pan, put your olive oil, your penne rigate and your tomato. Heat it 1minute and a half while mixing. Then add your chicken broth and water. Be careful! Don’t put too much water! It must not cover your pastas, so about 60cl/80cl maybe, i didn’t check how much i used. Mix during 15mn (don’t stop mixing), until your broth juice disapear, then add the basilica, the dried tomatoes, the chorizo, the grated parmesan, and mix for 1minute and a half again, then serve in your plate and add your shaved parmesan.

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En regardant “Un dîner presque parfait” la finale nationale (je passe la description de l’émission, car, qui ne connait pas?) qui se déroulait au Bristol, chez Eric Frechon, nous avons découvert la recette des pâtes cuisinées façon risotto. Ma mère m’a alors dit: “Demain, tu nous fait ça!”, donc aujourd’hui nous sommes allées chercher les ingrédients qui nous manquaient, et direction les fourneaux.

Je tiens à préciser que la recette est pour 3 gros mangeurs de pâtes (on se fait le paquet de 500g à 3, et en général, on prend le double des portions pour les pâtes fraîches), donc c’est soit pour 3 gros mangeurs, soit pour 6 petits/moyens mangeurs de pâtes.

Ingrédients pour 3/6 personnes selon que vous aimez les pâtes~:
– 400g de penne rigate
– 12cl d’huile d’olive
– 18 feuilles de basilic coupées en morceaux
– 10 lobes de tomates séchées coupées en morceeaux
– 1 grosse tomate coupée en 16 et pelée ou 2 moyennes
– 1/2 chorizo coupé très petit
– 85g de parmesan en copeaux
– 85g de parmesan rapé
– un bouillon de poulet en mode gelée de chez maggi
– eau

Verser l’huile d’huile, votre tomate et les pâtes dans une casserole pas encore trop chaude, remuer pendant 1,30 minutes et recouvrant bien toutes vos pâtes d’huile. Rajouter votre bouillon de poulet comme ça et rajouter un peu d’eau, mais il ne faut surtout pas que l’eau recouvre les pâtes (ca fait environ 60/80cl d’eau). Remuer pendant les 15 mn de cuisson, tout le bouillon doit disparaitre. Rajouter le basilic, le chorizo, le parmesan rapé, les tomates séchées et remuer 1,30mn, et servir aussitôt en rajoutant les copeaux de parmesan dessus.

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