11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions
Aug25

11. ATW : 1 year around the world in 10 photo invasions

Version française When @les petites cases helps Eats to West summarizing one year of travel, emotions and discoveries… #photoInvasion !   Turkey : “WOW nice place, I should settle down there for the rest of my life… Wait, no, there might be a trick somewhere !” First month can be difficult and full of doubts !   Georgia : “Nothing better than mountains and rivers to start thinking of the world,...

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Chicken street in Hanoi… The place to be – Vietnam
Feb23

Chicken street in Hanoi… The place to be – Vietnam

Version française I would give away gastronomy sometimes just for 30 minutes in bbq chicken street in Hanoi… In the small streets far from the very crowded backpackers’ area, is the not charming and smelly bbq chicken street. But don’t be fooled by its aspect and my easy description, as when night starts to take over magic happens and this tiny alley becomes a realm where chicken is the one true king. Around 5.30 pm,...

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Ca bop – one of the thousands way of cooking a fish – Vietnam
Dec29

Ca bop – one of the thousands way of cooking a fish – Vietnam

Version française There is a thousand way of preparing a fish dish in vietnam…. But there is a thousand kind of fish also. This time, it was a double win ! A fish dish is one of the mandatory dishes in the traditionnal vietnamese meal as I explained in my portrait of Kim the owner of  Kim’s homestay. You have to cook it with the classical 4 basic products and use the classical cooking process though – here boiled. A...

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Thit bo – Beef and soya sprouts – Vietnam
Dec29

Thit bo – Beef and soya sprouts – Vietnam

Version française A classical vietnamese dish As I explained in my portrait of Kim, the owner of  Kim’s homestay, there’re a few principles in the vietnamese cuisine, especially when you talk about the classics… Ingredients :  50 g sliced beef 1 kg soya sprouts 1 sliced onion 3 tbsp fish sauce 1 pinch black pepper 1 pinch chili powder 2 spring onions Salt and sugar, as mush as you need to balance the salty effect of...

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Portrait : Kim – Family lunch and cooking lesson – Vietnam
Dec29

Portrait : Kim – Family lunch and cooking lesson – Vietnam

Version française Fish, beef, omelet, soup… Only the essential for a proper vietnamese meal I finally found a very nice family where I’m having a lot of fun and where i’m learning a lot about vietnamese food and culture. And my portrait today is about THIS woman, Kim, 30 years old, mother of a 3.5 yars old son and 3 months daughter, wife and manager of a little island of generosity in the city center of huè...

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6. ATW : Volunteering in a homestay in Sapa’s district…
Dec24

6. ATW : Volunteering in a homestay in Sapa’s district…

Version française When a good idea becomes a lesson… Yep, we’ve been volunteers abroad for the first time of our lives… And trust me next time I’ll discuss more with the owner before agreeing to work for free ! What I thought wwoofing was about :  What I understood from the web and from the bloggers I follow was that wwoofing is in a way joining a hippie community of travelers in order to exchange hard work in...

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lemon grass peanuts… WOW – Vietnam
Dec24

lemon grass peanuts… WOW – Vietnam

Version française The only recipe learned in ta van As explained a few times in my article about our voluntering experience in Ta van, my recipe of the apple and cinnamon tea or the one of my apple pie… Entering a vietnamese kitchen is much more difficult than expected But I managed to take this recipe, super simple but so good, for you… or maybe for me… but we can share.   Ingredients :  Fresh peanuts Fresh...

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Fish sauce… the vietnamese secret – Vietnam
Dec17

Fish sauce… the vietnamese secret – Vietnam

Version française I never knew how to use this fish sauce before arriving in Vietnam   Ingredients :  Fish sauce Garlic Red pepper   Preparation : Chop the red peppers and keep the seeds if you want it “hot” or remove them if you want the sauce “hot but not too much” Chop a clove of garlic Add all this in a bowl of fish sauce and let it macerate a few minutes… or a few hours for an even better...

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Bami king – The vietnamese fast food
Dec08

Bami king – The vietnamese fast food

Version française When it doesn’t come from the US… What does junk food look like? Regarding Brussels, I tried to answer this question last year by trying a few burger restaurants, fish’n chips, I started an investigation on the best french fries in brussels, and I even visited the food truck festival… It seems that talking about junk food in Europe as nothing to do with fast food as there is no such thing as...

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Lau bo, the beef fondue, vietnamese way
Dec05

Lau bo, the beef fondue, vietnamese way

Version française The “Lau Bo”, It’s like a beef fondue but it’s healthier and vietnamese  “Lau” for fondue, “Bo” for beef, “Ga” for chicken and for the other words, we still don’t know their translation but you can find a Lau with seafood, frogs, eels or the super combo: all in one… Ingredients for 2 persons :  2 litres of chicken or vegetables broth 10 black...

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