Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Europe trip

It has been some time that I didn't update this blog as I was so busy with my 'business'. I thought I will publish this post before the Taiwan post but due to some technical reason, the Taiwan post was up before this post.

Since middle of April till May I was away with my hubby and friends. We were lucky enough to tour some of the Europe countries (Holland, Germany, Belgium and France). I decided to share with you some of my F&B experience during our free and easy vacation there. In fact, I can hardly see any Fusion restaurants/stalls in the countries we visited but foods are everywhere. We still can find some Asian cuisines besides the European cuisines eg. Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese, Indian, Malays, etc.

Holland

I stayed in Holland most of the time as my hubby was there for business trip. Being an Asian who always enjoy eating and trying new food, I still stick to Asian food for most of my main meals in Holland. However, I must admit that their ice cream is really super tasty!! The texture is so fine and smooth, the milky taste is so rich till it stays on my taste buds each time I had it. I must have at least a cone of ice cream everyday there. My favourite flavour is chocolate and strawberry. Of course there are many other flavours which we don't understand but no one bothers:-p Too bad that we were so happy to enjoy our ice cream till forgot to capture a picture of one of the famous ice cream shop in Den Haag. Another must eat in Holland is the fried potatoes chips, in Dutch is called 'Patat'. It has to be eaten with mayo or ketchup. Of course you can eat it plain if you like. This is my first time tasting such a delicious chips especially with mayo. The 'Patat' size is larger compared with what we had in Malaysia and the texture is so juicy and crispy .. slurp slurp.. delicious!!

Belgium

Belgium is a small country and as we know, this is a country of chocolates. Chocolate lovers will definitely like this place. I can see a lot of shops selling chocolates, cookies and candies with beautiful packagings (so irresistable to buy,but thinking of the conversion rate I decided to be realistic:-) . Not only that, some of the shop outlook had attracted me as well. The designs and colours combination dragged me back to my childhood dream. I used to dream myself in the wonderland of Alice which full of colours, candies and lovely animals:-) I wished I was the Alice living happily there. Being a chocolate lover, I would not miss a chance to look for all types of Belgium chocolates products. For those who like to get some chocolates back home, you should try it at the supermarkets or sundry shops as the price is cheaper and more choices too.

Germany

Germany is famous of her beers and sausages. Though we were in Cologne for a day but we were lucky that we manage to find a famous restaurant (after checking with the locals) called 'Fruh' and tried their best and famous delicacies. The locally brewed beer tasted so different compared with Malaysia's one. To describe it, I would say is very smooth and light. I think the best is still the pork sausage! In term of size, is larger than what we normally eat in Malaysia. In term of taste, it's so delicious as the pork and other ingredients are so fresh. Due to that we need to chase for our train back to Holland that evening, we didn't manage to order more food. But we were satisfied with the beer, sausages and the services. We were also amazed with the cashier's system in the restaurant. Each of the waiter also bear a responsibility of a cashier. Great right? save time and effort. I definitely recommend this 'Fruh' restaurant if you would like to try some Germany dishes in Cologne.

Paris, France

I personally like to watch the 'Ratatouille' animation some time ago. I loved the little rat character and also it's passion with cooking and the way he appreciated all the ingredients. And all these was happened in the city of Paris!! Before I was in Paris I always imagine how romantic this place is but once I stepped down, I really can feel the romance in the air. The French people, the music played by the street artists, the paintings, the Eiffel towel, the Louvre museum, the canals, the pigeons mingle around the tourists spots and so many more have made Paris such a beautiful and romantic place to visit. One of our missions were to look for Ratatouille dish but .... unfortunately we couldn't find the place:( Afterall, we did try some pasta in one of the Italian restaurants near the Eiffel towel and is really not bad.

2 comments:

Gaël R. alias "orneylie" said...

I'll give you my family ratatouille recipe anytime... and you may use a wok for it!

eina said...

Thank you and appreciate it.