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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Christmas dinner (2010)

Christmas Dinner 2010:

For this special occasion, I've tried for the first time to make a roll cake... As I had some akuzi beans (in can) left in my fridge, I decided to make a matcha/red beans Christmas special yule log =)

I followed the recipe found on this blog and I added the red beans on top of the whipped cream for the filling.
For the coating, I just used the same whipped cream, sprinkled with some matcha powder+confectioners sugar mix on the top and decorated with anything I could find (chocolate, a special "Joyeux Noel" chocolate that I got from another cake from Sadaharu Aoki :p & fruit paste) 

I also made a Pear charlotte for Christmas. As a second try, I'm very satisfied compared to my first attempt :p

For the recipe, I used this one. I mean, I used the same ingredients but different proportions: 2 cans of pears, 450g of soft white cheese, 4 white eggs, 50g sugar, 10g agar-agar, and more chocolate for the Christmas tree.

But one thing I will remember: Never ever buy again the cheapest ladyfinger biscuits for Charlotte cakes... They got way too soft because of the syrup TT 

Christmas Buffet
From left to right: Potatoes filled with bacon, cheese & onion, Choux buns filled with foie gras, Chicken wings, Mini croissants filled with sausage, ham & cheese, Foie gras toasts, Salmon blinis

Food spotting in Paris (My favourites)


Food spotting in Paris:

Before leaving Paris for Seoul, I just wanted to share some of the restaurants/bars I like the most in Paris... 

Seafood plateau to share for only 35€
Name: Pedra Alta
Type of food: Seafood restaurant
Price: $ (for seafood)
Address: 6 Avenue Général Leclerc
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

Comments: Better to go in groups (4 or more). Avoid weekends cause last time I went on saturday we had to wait for 3 hours TT

Name: Concorde Lafayette Bar panoramique
Type: Cocktail bar
Price: $$$
Address: 3, Place du Général Kœnig 75017 Paris

Comments: Better to go before 9pm (happy hour)

Name: Angelina
Type: Salon de thé
Price: $$
Address: 226 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Comments: The Mont-Blanc and Hot chocolate are amazing *__*

Special matcha Christmas log

Name: Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki
Type: Patissier
Price: $$
Address: 56 boulevard de Port Royal 75005 Paris

 Comments: If you're a matcha-lover like me, try the "Bamboo"! 

Name: Boba tea
Type: Drinks/Bubble tea 
Price: $
Address: 44 avenue d'Ivry 75013 Paris - Centre commercial Olympiades

Comments: The best bubble teas in Paris! Owners are super nice, you can mix flavors and also have jelly candies with the tapioca pearls =)  My recommendations: Chai tea / Milk shakes with chocolate & fruits / Baiteuil / Taro 

Strawberry & White chocolate mousse with macaron

Name: Aki boulangerie
Type: Patissier
Price: $
Address: 16 rue Saint Anne 75001 Paris

Comments: My favourite japanese bakery so far ! ^^ Give the matcha latte a try =)

Name: Rachiny
Type: Thai restaurant
Price: $
Address: 49 rue de Lappe 75011 Paris

Deliziefollie's range of ice creams <3
Fior di Nutella & Hazelnut

Name: Deliziefollie
Type: Ice creams/Coffee
Price: $$
Address: 7 rue Montorgueil 75001 Paris 

Comments: My recommended flavors: Fleur de Nutella / Thé vert / Noisette / Mango / Affogato al caffe <3  

Name: Koba
Type: Japanese restaurant (sushi/maki/sashimi) 
Price: $$
Address: 7 rue de la Michodière 75002 Paris

Comments: The best sushi restaurant in Paris for me <3 Totally different from those fake sushi restaurants owned by Chinese people... Don't miss the Maki tuna & chive, California maki with shrimp tempura & avocado and Maki with crispy salmon skin !

Name: Darai
Type: Korean restaurant
Price: $
Address: 4 bis, rue violet, 75015 Paris

Comments: Good korean restaurant and really low prices (you can get dinner sets at 11€ for a salad+starter+main dish+dessert 

Name: Le bistro de la tour
Type: Mix
Price: $
Address: 4 rue de l'Arrivée 75015 Paris

Comments: This restaurant is famous for its Poulet braisé (grilled chicken) served with fried bananas and rice