Sunday, May 3, 2009

Macaron Heaven

Macarons - crispy on the outer shell, chewy in the middle, sandwiched with chocolate ganache in the middle

So, I've tried 3 macarons so far (not including the ones I made myself)

Sendai, Japan

Macarons from a shop in Sendai (around HKD 16)
 I think they replace almond meal with peanut meal

In my opinion, they were disappointing, the outer shell was soft and had no taste in them =[ 
From top left clockwise: Lemon, green tea, chocolate, strawberry
Green tea macaron 

Jean-Paul Hévin 

These macarons were not as good as I expected them to be. They did not taste like the flavor it said contained and the chocolate was too bitter (even for someone like me who likes bitter chocolate). HKD 15
Caramel flavor
Vanilla flavor

The inside of the vanilla macaron

La Maison du Chocolat

These macarons were in fact REALLY good, even the chocolate sandwiched in it (well, it better be cause the chocolates they sell there are hella expensive, like real expensive)

They served them cold and each had a distinct flavor in it. They were perfect ... and expensive, HKD 20 for one.

Vanilla with dark chocolate
Raspberry with dark chocolate

Friday, May 1, 2009

Day out at MongKok

MOS BURGER's rice burgers are the best! So, of course, I got one. 

I ordered the Kimpiri (I think thats how you spell it, I'm not sure) rice burger. I've finally given it a try - and I regret trying it =[

My sister got the seafood rice burger, in my opinion the best burger at MOS

We got dessert at Main St. Cafe at Langham Place. I tried their coffee cheesecake and it was awesome - best of the best cheesecakes I've tried.
And finally, See's candies. Amazing as always, every single piece of candy is filled with flavor ;D

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Okay, this was a while ago. I had lunch at soho with my sister.

The restaurant was really pretty and the food was pretty great.

Their Home-made pasta with white wine sauce
Penne carbonara with poached egg
I dislike bacon a lot, so I left it all on the plate

Salad. It was pretty damn good for a salad
After that, we went to Dylan's Cnady Bar for some sweets. It's in Onpedder in Central for only 3 weeks!

HK Disneyland Hollywood Hotel

Yupp. I went to Disney's Hollywood Hotel for lunch - buffet style. (which means eating more desserts than entrees!!)

I forgot to take pictures for the actual meal food (aka. entrees) since I was soo hungry. Anyhow, they were pretty food except for their sushi. The rice was probably stuffed into sushi rice shape, rectangle molds. The proteins were great - although I only ate a little (I don't like meat that much, I'm like a semi vegetarian =P)

So. These are the desserts I got.

Tiramisu that does not contain alcohol (probably cause its disney), though it was really good
Their new york cheesecake. Once again, it was pretty good.

Overall, the food variety was great and yes it is worth trying.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Green Tea Sponge Cake

This sponge cake is soo soooo good you've got to try it out! It's moist, light, and purely awesome!
We found the recipe online though. Click here for the recipe =D

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pink Macarons

Pink macarons look complicated and taste like they're really complicated to make, but they're really not that hard.  They make awesome gifts for people because they look... awesome.  And classy.  And for gawd's sake, they're pink!  We made these a little while back and trust me, everyone loves them.

Pink Macarons

50g white chocolate
1 tablespoon thick cream
1 egg white
1 tablespoon caster sugar (sifted)
pink food coloring
100g icing sugar
60g almond meal

  1. Make white chocolate ganache by melting the white chocolate and then mixing in the thick cream.
  2. Whisk egg white until fluffy, then beat in sugar and food coloring. 
  3. Fold in the icing sugar and almond meal.
  4. Using a piping bag with a 1-2 cm plain opening, pipe the mixture onto a tray. The piped mixture should be round, approximately 4 cm wide. Remember to leave space between them!
  5. Stand for 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  7. Bake macarons for 20 minutes.
  8. After the macarons have cooled down, sandwich them with ganache and dust with icing sugar!