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Market & Snack in Cambodia

10 May

I noticed i didn’t write anything about Cambodia and the food there, while actually it’s a really nice place if you want to eat delicious food. The coffee is amazing, the best i’ve ever had, but the food is also awesome, like in Thailand and Laos.

In this article, i just want to show a typical market in Cambodia. Merkets are usually located in the center of the city. People just put their products in wicker baskets directly on the floor or on tables. Maybe not in touristic cities, like Siem Reap, but in the other cities i’ve been, it was like that. Of course for us it’s a little disturbing because of the hygienic requirements, but if you’re careful, it should be ok. I mean, during the all trip i was only sick once in Laos because they washed the vegetables in the Mekong (I don’t even want to think about what kind of chemical products and other things there are in the river).

So yeah, basically, you have a lot of fruits, and vegetables, fishes, meats, spicies. What really surprised me is that they have so many choices, there is a lot of food, so many fruits that are expensive to us, but actually they are so poor. There is a huge contrast in that way.

The other thing that i liked is that you can have snackes or fast food everywhere. I just don’t get how easily it seems in Asia to eat everywhere, while in Europe you have to be in a restaurant. You have small shops on the streets, near the river, selling fruits, juices…for a very cheap price.

Shanghai Rose Biscuit

8 Dec

I was offered a Rose biscuit from Shanghai, so i tried it. It’s between a “sablé” and a nougat. Really sweet and the rose taste isn’t too strong, which is quite good because i think that rose can easily be disgusting if it’s too strong. It seems that Chinese and Taiwanese typical pastries are either crumbly or “feuilleté” (i don’t know the proper translation).

Movenpick

8 Dec

Swiss Ice-cream. A Swiss friend told me they were really good, and that’s no joke! Why eat ice-cream in winter? Well, i was in marcel and skirt, and i was too hot, even if it was 10pm. Yeah, we don’t have winter here (actually it depends on the day, and the hours), so you can enjoy ice-cream all year long!

I chose a 2 scoops one with coffee and white chocolate. You really have a strong coffee taste like i miss so much here. Delicious. While the white chocolate one is sweet, maybe a little too sweet for me, but i loved the fact that you really eat white chocolate (there’re small pieces in the ice-cream). And then, to go i took a tiramisu ice-cream which was nice but didn’t taste coffee as much as i would have liked. It was more like a cream. Even though it didn’t taste like tiramisu, it was nice.

I think Movenpick is going to be my favorite ice-cream brand here. But i also love Taiwanese shaved-ice with fresh fruits, so…

Count 130TWD for 1 scoop, 190TWD for 2 scoops and 135TWD for a small pack.

Movenpick
MRT: Gongguang
MRT: Jiannan Road (Miramar shopping mall, 3F)

Vegetable fried bread

2 Dec

It’s a mix between a dumpling and a “bao”, because that’s a fried bao, but with a thiner dough. It’s really nice, and only 12 TWD for one. You can choose between meat, green vegetables or cabbage.

You have a lot of small shops selling it around Taipei Main Station. 

 

Snail without Shell

2 Dec

I tried it since i wanted to. Quite disappointed in fact. I chose the beef and green onion one for 40 TWD, but the dough is quite dried. I thought it was like my green onion bread, but no. However their packaging is really nice and convenient to eat the snail while walking.

Snail Without Shell
MRT: Taipei Main Station

Garlic Bread at the 1rst bakery – NCCU

25 Sep

Salad without bread= impossible for me, so i tried to find some decent bread near NCCU, and the only bakery that proposes some real bread is the first one starting from NCCU main gate. You have 2 breads: the baguette which is really big (for 2 or 3 person at least) of the garlic bread, smaller, which is great for one meal. I went for this one.

The weather unfortunately makes it too soft for a crispy bread. It’s quite oily, but like all garlic bread i guess. However the taste is good, it reminds me of my first garlic bread in Australia. So it’s good if you want bread and not the time to go far. Just don’t expect a crispy bread.

1rst bakery on the left side starting from NCCU main gate

Coffee Bun at Baker’s boy

25 Sep

I wanted to try this bun for a week now, but since it’s quite far from the university, i had to wait. So, i tried…and it was disappointing. It didn’t taste like coffe at all.

I bought one that just got out of the oven, so it was really hot and burning, that’s cool. But the inside is empty, there’s only a thin layer of some cream (in fact i don’t konw if this is the bun dough that’s not cooked or a cream). It’s sweet, smells sugar, and that’s all. No coffee taste at all. And i made a 45 minutes trip for this…

貝克男孩 Baker’s Boy
East Shopping Mall
MRT: Zhongxiao Fuxing/Zhongxiao Dunhua

Salted toast & Slice of Bun at the 2nd bakery – NCCU

25 Sep

Since nearly all the restaurants are closed after 2:30, i tried to find something salty at the bakery, and chose a toast. This one has green onion, bechamel, bacon, and parsley. Actually i was really surprised by it. It was really good, with a little of pepper, the bread was crispy and soft in the middle. I think that’s because of the flour that they use and that’s differnet from Europe. Anyway, i really loved it and it was perfect for dinner. I think i will try again somehting there.

Then i tried a slice of their bun. My god, it was soooo soft! It melted in the mouth. And there was this flavor that i also tasted in some Japanese breads, but that i never found in France and that i loved. It’s really addictive. They don’t have really good dessert, but when it comes to buns (what they call bread but that look like buns), they’re really good. I prefered this one to Eric Kayser’s one, even if they’re totally different, this one is more what i expect of a bun.

This is the second bakery on the left starting from NCCU main gate.

Danshui Iron Eggs 鐵蛋

25 Sep

Another thing i tried there was Iron eggs. That’s really small black eggs. In fact, that’s white eggs that were stewed and left some days in a pot. As for the color i don’t really know. It tastes like a stewed egg, however it’s a little more soggy and salty.

Eric Kayser Taipei

20 Sep

I tried the Brioche and a “sablé”, a simple one with butter (again in the description in the shop, i recognized “milk”, as if it was something healthy…).

The sablé was nice, but i would have baked it a little longer i guess. Otherwise the taste is great, you can smell the butter but not too much, and the sugar too on the border of the biscuit. Nice but not unforgettable.

The Brioche was with chocolate and orange peels. I didn’t expect the orange peels, but it was really nice. The flavor is here again, but it was starting to dry a little at each end of the brioche, so maybe add a little butter and also make it softer.

In the end, the shop is quite like in Paris (good but not awesome), except that the bread is twice as expensive as in France (100TWD) and that the “baguette” is more expensive than unconventional breads like the curcuma or olive ones (that’s quite strange…). You also can find some Taiwanese bakeries i guess because they sell strange flavors that you can’t find in France shops.
However, their almond croissants look awful. I even wonder how they can present it to customers. It doesn’t look like croissant at all, just likea cake that was too cooked and you can’t even find the croissant shape.

Of another funny thing! They sell brioche that looks exactly like “biscotte” (continental toast)! We were looking at them and my friend was saying that she needed some for her breakfast, so she took it, and was surprised to find it was a brioche!

It’s quite expensive for here, so once it’s a while it’s ok. It cost me 210 TWD for one little bread, 1 brioche and one biscuit.

B2 Breeze Shopping Mall

MRT: Zhongxiao Fuxing

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