Monday, November 19, 2012
I love dark chocolate (who doesn't?), and if you loved chocolate so much and you want to have a very chocolatey afternoon tea as breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then this is perfect for you :)
This is one of Jean-Paul Hevin's all-day afternoon tea sets. It has two chocolate cakes, two macarons, two chocolate bonbons and two chocolate coated almonds.
The chocolate cake in focus is voted the best chocolate cake in Japan!
I must admit that I've never loved macarons... to me, they are just way too sweet, until I tried Jean-Paul Hevin's macaron last year.
I love how they are not too sweet, and I love the dark chocolate ganache here.
One of the chocolate coated almond had a hint of Earl Grey Tea, which I love.
If you're looking for a nice quiet place to sit down with friends after (well, or before) a crazy shopping around Central, or a place to have dessert after an early bird dinner (just like me - a senior citizen who likes to dine latest by 6:30pm..), before clubbing, or if you just need a good dose of dark chocolate... (you don't need a reason to want chocolate, right?), then check the place out!
Christmas is around the corner, and I know what to get MIL (who's a dark chocolate maniac) for Christmas.
Oh hello, chocolate! Come to mama!
I want to keep the "rustic" wooden box.
And this will surely cure all kinds of Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday blues...
More photos on my Facebook page.
Address etc here.
Afternoon tea set: HK$168.
Chocolate cake: HK$58/slice
Thank you Jean-Paul Hevin for the invitation! You've brightened up my gloomy weekday night.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
'Tis the season to get our hands dirty and wrestle with these hairy ones.
Steaming the crab.
Enjoy while still hot.
In SC's family, the boys only eat the roe, and they leave all the crab legs and claws to my MIL.
Here's how SC eats the crab (well... crab roe).
Claws and legs removed... transferred to MIL's plate.
Open the flap (this one's a boy - as can be seen from the pointy flap).
Open the body, discard the lung (those soft pointy bits).
Pour some vinegar with minced ginger onto the roe.
Have you had any hairy crab goodness this season?