Saturday, July 12, 2014

Que Huong in Saint Avold, France

I heard a while back that there was an Asian restaurant in Saint Avold, France, but I wasn't familiar with it. I couldn't find much information online so I didn't know if it was updated or if the restaurant was still running. Anyways, when MR came home from work this afternoon, I told him that my niece had picked up our daughter for the weekend and we were all alone for the evening. I had no idea what I was going to make for dinner, so I was happily surprised when MR suggested we try the Asian restaurant in Saint Avold. He had also heard about the restaurant from his colleagues, but the feedback were pretty bad. So I went online to have more information while MR was showering and found out that there were in fact 2 Asian restaurants in Saint Avold. Not knowing which one we were going to since both didn't really have good reviews online, I went with what seemed to be the less of the 2 evil.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cherry Pie

One thing that I love in summer are the fruits. While I prefer winter food (stews and soups), I am a sucker for summer fruits - Strawberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Melon and my absolute favorite ... Cherries! I eat them by the handful anytime during the day and these are the first things I look for in the weekly open markets.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lunch with Girlfriends at Villa Roma in Morhange, France

It's officially the summer break!!! This means that starting today I am working way less than usual and SO isn't going to school for two months. Unfortunately for MR, he is working just as much (or even more!). We are not going on vacation this summer, although my legs are begging to, because our schedules just won't permit it. I still can't believe it's gonna be almost 3 years I haven't seen the beach. Just thinking of it hurts. Anyways, you can't always have what you want in life and really, who I am to complain anyways. Especially on a day like today where I get to mark the start of the week (and of the summer) with two of my close friends. Eating out with good friends is not a bad way to start the week and I could definitely get used to this! :)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Nancy Marche Central in Nancy, France

On the way to Ippoudo Ramen (click here for the post), we passed by the Marche Central of Nancy. MR is starting to love local markets as much as I do and we made a mental note to drop by after lunch. Because we still had a long afternoon ahead of us, we couldn't buy anything. We still enjoyed a visit around the Marche Central. There were lots of food stalls and interesting restaurants.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ippoudo Ramen in Nancy, France

One thing I'm sure of is that - there is a God and he is good! Just a few days ago, I was having possibly the worst restaurant experience this year (click here for the post) and here I am today in yet another Asian restaurant but experiencing the total opposite! For those who don't know me yet, I grew up in the Philippines and lived there up until 2 years ago. I had a great life prior to moving to France despite the family tragedies and what else. Living in France is different in all aspects, but it's great too. It just needs getting used to which I guess is pretty normal when you've lived 18 years in one place and have really only known that. Anyways, as much as my Dad made sure to live the French way in the Philippines, I grew up eating and loving Filipino dishes. It's really a shame that it's not as popular as others. To me, the Philippines is a result of different cultures, different ways of life, and different influences and the Filipino cuisine is a melting pot of flavors. But that's not the only cuisine I got to discover there. Because if there's one thing that the Philippines is great at is the way they embrace neighbors and how open they are towards new things. Which is something that I struggle daily here. While in France it is common to hear "no" to trying new things, a Filipino will most likely say "let's give it a try".

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dinner at Kefan in Metz, France

I am in a love-hate relationship with the restaurant, Kefan in Metz, France. It's quite frustrating I must admit because you never know if you're going to have a good time or not. Anyways, work has started to calm down, but I was in town because my boss wanted to gather her employees before the summer break. We talked and talked and at around 8PM, we were separating ways. Because I still had to drive an hour to go home, I thought I'd eat dinner in the city. I told MR that there was a big chance I would, so he was taking our daughter on a father-daughter date tonight.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

My Favorites: KFC France - Sweet Pie

I just realized that it's been a while since I posted something in the "My Favorites" category. But that doesn't mean that I haven't added new favorites in my list. So here comes KFC's Sweet Pie. First of all, I love KFC in general. I loooovvveeee fried chicken and I curse every time I order chicken in a KFC here and see that there's no white rice (like in the Philippines!). I don't have a KFC branch near my house, but luckily there is one near my workplace. After several lunch trips there, I thought I'd try their Sweet Pie. I've been hearing so much about Macau's Egg Tarts and how good they were and I wondered if these were similar.

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