My two secrets for perfectly cooked steaks : patience + meat thermometer ! Now, how to cook the perfect steaks, without adding oil and without making a mess in the kitchen ? Just follow these 5 simple steps : 1. one hour before cooking them, unpack the steaks to bring them to room temperature 2. […]
And one onigiri before boarding at Fukuoka Airport. Love those, I wish they were more universal (outside of Japan that is) !
Good, very good ! From ムースヒルズバーガー (Moose Hill Burger) in Yamanashi Prefecture. Perfect stop for a Sunday evening after a long hike in the Mt. Fuji Area.
A visit to the Graindorge factory to discover how Livarot and Pont-l’Évêque cheese are made. On the way out, you can even try them. I warmly recommend the blue Livarot, made from Raw Milk, softer, sweeter and very hard to find in shops !
Not one trip in San Francisco without having one of those !
Enough calories for a week !
Delicious portobello mushroom burger with french fries :)
Proper mix of French and Vietnamese cuisine, yummy !
In order of appearance and in decreasing order of price : Vietnamese, Thai and Indian Curry.
Another great lunch !
Look at that egg : perfection !
Found this during our vacation in France. Was quite disappointed : weak taste, too sweet.
On a menu, 丼 (don) refers to something on rice. サーモン (saamon) obviously – pun intended – means salmon. So saamon-don, yes, that’s right, salmon on rice. We got that one in the Niigata prefecture and it was delicious.
At one italian restaurant I especially like in Kagurazaka.
This former 18th-century post office is now a charming hotel located in one of Bayeux’s oldest quarters, close to the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. My favourite part of the hotel is the lounge, where you can relax by the fireplace, sipping Calvados, while being surrounded by pictures of the celebrities the hotel has welcome over the […]
After two unsuccessful tries, I finally had a chance to try the recently opened Standing Sushi Bar in Kagurazaka. There are many good restaurants in Kagurazaka but a good and reasonably priced sushiya was missing… till now. This place is good, really good !
Great place not too far from Hiroshima. Their grilled chicken is just amazing. It’s a restaurant for mountain bandits, but I’m sure Loeildutako can take you there :)
Delicious encounter in Tokyo : a Vacherin ! Imports to Japan were banned till recently – dangerous cheese, you know…
Real Indian curry in Bangalore. Challenging to eat with your hands but delicious ! Ok, last post on Bangalore, back to Japan for my next posts :)
Now reaching year 2010 of my picture cleaning process and found this shot I like a lot of a breakfast in a (the?) Japanese Onsen : Ginzan Onsen Fujiya.
Jogashima is also well known for its harbour, fish market and excellent sea food !
Not only some marketing rubbish, quite a good beer !
In case you’ve wondered how wasabi grows : the essential thing you need is a stream of fresh water, here in the mountains of the Yamanashi prefecture.
There and back again : Café M in Yamanashi Prefecture. In order of appearance : corn soup, fried chicken, genovese pasta, bolognese pasta and strawberry smoothie. Now a few more pictures of the restaurant itself:
One of our very favourite restaurants on this earth, SaQuaNa in Honfleur : delectable food + excellent service, two well-deserved Michelin stars. Incidentally, during our last visit, we learnt that Alexandre Bourdas was Chef de Cuisine and Director of the 3 Michelin Stars Michel Bras Toya Restaurant in Hokkaido when we ate there in 2004 […]
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Contemporary decoration in an old house, amazing sea view. A cuisine that changes with the seasons and the produce available at the market. Seaweed salads, locally grown seafood, raw fish specials, half lobster, roast pigeon, steamed bass. Excellent food, and plenty of opportunities for digestive walks around Le Moulin à Vent in La Hague, Normandy.
Mamekitchi in Kusatsu Onsen is a nice shop selling all kinds of dried “beans” with dozens of flavours. You can even try them all before buying. I recommend !
Probably the best Chinese noodles I’ve eaten in Japan. Three years spent in China allow me to say that it was the real stuff :) Somwewhere in Akasaka, can’t remember the name of the restaurant but will not forget the location !
Another favourite restaurant of mine. One of the best donburi you can get in Iidabashi. Lunch set for ¥800, which includes two of them. 8 seats only and always full so I won’t tell where this gem is… I can however, take you there ;-)