Pierre Orsi

Last night I was invited to a French gastronomy restaurant, Pierre Orsi. I was surprised with the Decor from the outside, I felt like Christmas, party time. As we walked in to the restaurant, a guy in old fashion costume opened the door for you. Then we were welcomed by well-mannered staffs and they guided us to our table. I was so in love with the decor inside, elegant and effortless. Ps-i also in love with their toilet, omg!! What I admired the most was I felt like home, family dinner. And at the end of the dinner we got a visit from Mr. Orsi, the Chef!!!!

Talking about menu, we didn’t have to take one hour to think what we are going to chose because they made their menu so simple yet what they suggested were sublime, Mmmmm, I was so spoiled.

Salmon tartare was served while we were choosing our dishes… That was delicious.

 

I am amazed the foods were presented beautifully and so simple, clean. I know there were lots of work behind those simple dishes. By the way the taste were magical; lots of flavors. Gosh!!! I really appreciated my meals.

Here are some pictures I got from my last night dinner.

 

 

 

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Veggies bourguignon

Beef bourguignon is one of French traditional dishes. It needs time to marinate meat and slow cook. I could say it’s so delicious. By the way, Veggies bourguignon is quite delicious as well, I have to admit that. The ingredients are the same as beef bourguignon but you replace meat with veggies. In my recipes I used ancien vegetables… I actually made vegetable in the oven, I had so much left over so I turned it into viggies bourguignon. I just added some red wine and laurel, salt, sugar and black pepper then some cooking time.

Here we need

1 parsnip

2 carrots

3 potatoes

half of pumpkin

1 rutabaga

1 celery rave

garlic, shallots, olive oil

Bourgogne red wine

seasoning

2tbp of wheat flour

sugar ( I used it to adjust the taste of wine )

salt, black pepper

thyme , laurel, 2 cloves

How to make it

  1. Pre heat the oven to maxi for 15 mins
  2. I cut my veggies in pieces added salt, black pepper, olive oil, garlic, shallots, thyme, laurel all in one then seasoning as your taste and put in 30 minutes in the oven. ( you can enjoy your veggies like that and add some balsamique venegar or you can continue to the step 3 )

     

  3. Transfer the veggies in a hot pan, stir with some olive oil then add 1 or 2 tbp of wheat flour ( corn flour). Keep stirring to cook flour with veggies.
  4. then added red wine, keep stirring. You can add some veggie broth if you have or water. keep stirring about 5 mins then lower the heat to the lowest.
  5. now you can add some sugar , then cover the pan and let it cook for 20 mins. Ps- keep your eyes on it cuz it can burn so keep stirring from time to time. you can cook longer if you think it’s necessary.

Now here you have it mmmmm

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Pappardelle noodles and XÉRÈS VINEGAR

Cooking at work makes me feel like home. Yeah, I know I am so lucky to have a small kitchen here to cook whatever I want ( or almost ).

Here we need for one person

olive oil

a cup of brocoli flower

1 minced shallots

3 minced dried tomatoes

a cup of Pappardelle noodles ( I used fresh one )

some water

Seasoning

2 tbs of XÉRÈS VINEGAR

salt, papper to taste

dark soy sauce ( a touch of Asian dish 😉

How to cook

  1. Heat a pan then add brocoli flower in, stir well, follow by minced shallot and dried tomatoes. Keep stirring.
  2. Add XÉRÈS VINEGAR then mix well until the brocoli almost cook.
  3. I add Pappardelle noodles directly to my veggie sauter. Add some water to cook the noodles then salt and pepper. Keep stirring until the noodles is cooked. Then voila.

 

 

Optional you can add cheese or basil before serving

I love both!!!!

Cep wild mushrooms

Such a beautiful day that I had a chance to go to Flee market which is just right in front of my apartment. I walked around then a stand which full of mushrooms caught my eyes. I grabbed some cep mushrooms to make as side dish with my grilled chicken. This would be wonderful. Mmmm

It’s so French, lol… Cèpe persillé…

Here I needed

200g of cep mushrooms

Half brunch of persil ( minced)

2 cloves of garlic ( minced)

Chicken cooking sauce (Since I also grilled my chicken,  I use some chicken cooking sauce for my cep mushrooms recipes)

A pin of salt and black pepper for seasoning

How to make it

  1. Cleaned up mushrooms and throw few second in hot boiling water to clean the dirt from them, then rinse with cold water.( advice from the seller lol)…  cut as you desire then set aside.
  2. Heat a frying pan wait until it turns hot then put chicken cooked sauce in. Next add minced garlic and persil. stir well until you smell fragrance from the mixture then put your mushrooms in. stir well, salt and pepper. stir again for couple of minutes the voila.

Oh gosh… heaven is just in front of you… mmmm

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This is amazing 

Brasserie Georges

What’s a nice Sunday afternoon! Today is different, I am free from cooking. I am invited to have my Lunch in one of very famous brasseries in Lyon, Brasserie Georges. I’ve always heard about this restaurant. So yeahhhhh!!!!

I walked down the street which was not so glamour, suddenly I found myself in front of an immense entrance, I was welcomed by charming waiter in very old chic fashion. Mmmmm I felt back in old French era. He guided me to my table. Very high ceiling, lots of red benches and white table, few great big chandeliers and the decoration is simple yet so elegant , but somehow my first impression was factory.

The service was good, they gave me menu and I ordered the suggestion of chef, for me that would be the best of the day.

To be honest the dishes were ok, that’s Lyon foods, but there are alot better in town. I still enjoyed it, even though I couldn’t finish my dish.

I love the small old machine which made birthday songs. That’s so cool!!!

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One of the restaurants in my list is tasted. I am happy!!!

Pumpkin pesto

Sometimes the ideas come from the fridge, so I gave a look then I found grilled asian pumpkin left, a bunch of basil and puff pastry which I bought the day before. Well, well,,, Maybe we should try something different 😉 . I want a tart of pumpkin, I also found some mushroom left. I think we have enough main ingredients for this delicious dish.

 

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LOL I made some mess on my plate, that prouves the cooking skill haha

For Pesto

a bunch of basil

100 g of cashew nut

lime juice

about 70 cl ( more or less up to your taste )

4 cloves garlics, peeled

salt and pepper to taste

put all the ingredients in a food processor then you will have a delicious pesto.

For pumpkin

Half of medium size asian pumpkin, grilled and blended

white mushroom, chopped or cut as size you desire

1 can of coconut milk

1 egg ( 2eggs if necessary )

3 tbp of flour

salt and pepper to taste

How to cook

  1. Turn on the oven to 200 degree about 15 mins
  2. Mix the Pumpkin mixture, chopped white mushroom, flour, eggs all in a big bowl then pour graduately coconut milk in the mixture and keep stirring till you have a nice smooth texture then salt and pepper.
  3. Prepare your puff pasty in a pie plate, any form you like
  4. Put pesto sauce all over Puff pasty then follow by Pumpkin mixture from N1
  5. Then put in the oven for 40 mins or 50 mins or or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Ps_ lower the heat down to 180 degree 😉
  6. You can serve it cold or hot, your choices.

 

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mmmmm little salad next to my delicious pumpkin

Friendly cabbage and mushroom

Hello, It’s been awhile that I took a break from my blog, I miss writing my recipes. Even though, I was absent but I still cook, well, you know I love eating.

So what we have today? Well, It’s just a very simple stir fried Green Cabbage and mushroom. What else, do you expect? 😉 Simplicity is the best, right!

Here what we need

Half of green cabbage ( thinly sliced )

6 white mushrooms ( cut in 4 pieces )

200g of pork belly ( minced well with a clove of garlic )

2 cloves of garlic ( finely chopped )

2 tbp of vegetable oil

Seasoning

1 tbp of fish sauce

1 tbp of soy sauce

1 and half tsps of brown sugar

a pin of salt

black pepper ( I got the best black pepper from Here )

2 tbp of oyster sauce

seame oil

seame seed

How to make it

  1. Heat large pan on the stove and put vegetable oil. wait until oil gets hot , you put minced garlic. stir well until it turns lightly brown.
  2. Then add minced belly pork in, stir well until it’s lightly cooked we add fish sauce. stir well again. Wait until it’s cooked , we add soy sauce then follow by brown sugar and a pin of salt and black pepper. At this point, some people love the pork is just well cooked. For me, I love it really really really well cook, I keep stirring until it turn lightly brown. It took me about 4 or 5 mins…
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    I like it this way
  3. after it turns little bit brown, we add green cabbage. stir again about 1 min, we add mushroom and oyster sauce to season our veggies. mmmmmm
  4. Last but not least seame oil before turn off the heat
  5. then seame seeds just before serving. This dish is perfect with white rice and also good with brown rice.

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Bon appetit !!!! Oh dear,,, heaven is just in front of you… mmmmmmmm