Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Les Halles de Lyon ♥ ♥ ♥


It was drizzling and freezing on my last morning in Lyon. But I braved the public bus system, got off at the wrong stop, got lost, got hot chocolate from McDonald's because I couldn't stand the cold, got panicky, almost gave up but thankfully didn't... before I finally found Les Halles de Lyon. Whew.

I was searching all over for a market that looked like this


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Didn't know the most famous food attraction in Lyon was hidden inside this uninviting,
cold-looking glass structure



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Les Halles de Lyon is an indoor market (I know that now, hee hee!) with about 60 food traders. 
Feels like a boutique market with stalls and stalls of everything I've ever wanted to eat in France.



Cheeses, meats, terrines, breads, oysters, salads, pastries, macarons, jamon, fresh fruits, dried fruits, CHOCOLATES… I was besotted!!! 


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Each stall was mesmerizing and the choices were endless. I felt like a little child on Christmas eve.

I had:


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From Rolle...


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Tartar de saumon et petits légumes and mousse de foie gras amandes pistaches



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From Sibilia...


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Rosette tranchee


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Pate en croute au foie gras


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Jambon Persille



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From Giraudet...


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Soups in bottles!


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I chose the Pink Soup, because it was pink! It was chilled and tasted of apples and beets.


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Sliced squid ink quenelle (because it went beautifully with the pink)


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Strawberry cupcake



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From La Mere Richard...


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My favorite Saint Marcellin cheese


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So soft, gooey, creamy, silky, mushroomy, truffly, earthy.
I was so happy I wanted to cry.



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This is paradise! :)



Les Halles de Lyon: 102 Cours Lafayette, Lyon, France 


Elias ♥ ♥


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And who says girls can't eat like men?

Real women, they can outeat any Channing Tatum. 

Watch us and believe.


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A little cornicks while waiting



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Enseladang Erehe - kamatis, mangga, sibuyas, bagoong
To whet the appetite 



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Caracol - ginataang kuhol with kangkong
Coconuty snail love. I drink the juices. 



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Mi Ultimo Felicidad - chicharon bulaklak, bituka ng baboy, balat ng manok
Heart attack on a plate, but it's so worth it! The first of the dishes we wiped out.



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Tiago's Triumph - oysters with spinach and bacon



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Sisig Lengua - ox tongue sisig style
So tender and creamy 



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Sinang con Laing - gabi leaves with coconut cream
Looks a mess, but what a delicious mess!



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San Lucas - grilled panga ng tuna
Our yummy attempt to be healthy 



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Garlic rice. Because real women love carbs.



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Cremoso - creamy buko pandan



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Ube Cake



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The bill came in this wooden chick



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Human chicks. Har har har :P


Elias: Upper Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cafe Juanita ♥ ♥ ♥


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Feels like my gwama's house. 

Except that my gwama doesn't serve Filipino food.

She'd probably make me eat Savory chicken with unlimited gravy or her vegetarian dishes like Chinese soup with hair, black chicken herbal soup, glutinous fried rice with peanuts, and tikoy for dessert, but never crispy pata or kare kare or sisig.

Sometimes I do crave those things, and I'm thankful for Cafe Juanita. 

One day I will bring Gwama here.

But tonight I'm gonna enjoy the food with my long-time-no-see friends.


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Catfish Mango Salad



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Korean Beef Stew



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Bicol Express



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Adobo Cooked Two Ways



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Tofu Sisig



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Deep Fried Lapu Lapu in Tamarind Sauce



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Crispy Pata



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 Philip, CJ, Me, Cathy, Lex and Mr. Smokes :)


Cafe Juanita: Unit WS-2, Burgos Circle, Forbestown Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines. Tel: +632 403 1952

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