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Chinese style Mango Pudding (芒果布甸)

Mango pudding is a very common and popular dessert in Chinese restaurants but not all of them taste good. I have learnt years ago using mango jelly powder but the outcome is not so good all the time, there are 2 layers of color when set.

Thanks to Donna for sharing her recipe to me. It was really unbelievably quick and easy to make. It is very different to most of the other Chinese style mango pudding recipes which usually call for Mango jelly powder and evaporated milk. Her version uses Mango Pulp. I bought a can (750ml) from the Indian grocery store, I only need half of the can for the mango pudding, the remaining would be best to prepare mango lassi to go with some curry tomorrow. If I am in Asia, I would use fresh Mangoes from  Thailand or Philippines to make the pulp, personally I think I would still prefer evaporated milk.

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almost flourless sinfully rich chocolate cake

Almost flourless chocolate cake 01Last night at 9pm I baked an Almost Flourless Sinful Chocolate Cake. All of a sudden, I felt like making something with chocolate, I have restrainted myself from baking lately due to my detox mindset. However, last night my hands got “itchy” and with the Le Maison du Chocolat baking chocolate sitting idle at home for months, I decided to bake a sinful chocolate cake. Peter has been on the road a lot lately that I thought this will give him a nice treat. When I told him on the phone that I was baking a chocolate cake, I could feel he replied me with so much joy saying ” Lekker”!

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petit, chic café in Petite France, Strasbourg, France

Last month, I have spent a few good hours in Petite France and of course I would not miss the opportunity shopping in Strasbourg town centre.

It had been raining for days so I was extremely content with the hot and sunny weather, even though, most Chinese including me do not really like to get too tanned. But what could I do, I could not miss such a nice weather, I put on a stronger sunscreen which did not help much but better than nothing. I could not care less anymore.

My main objective that day was to take many nice photos of Petite France. I have visited this place more than 10 years ago but the weather was cold and rainy on that day.

Petite France quarter - “the district on the waters”, is the most picturesque district of old Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in this part of town where the streets have been built level with the waterways. The magnificent half-timbered houses date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Their sloping roofs open out onto lofts where hides were once dried.

 

 

Initially I did not intend to eat in a restaurant that day as I did not feel like spending a long lunch hour in a touristic restaurant. However after a while, I stopped walking and was attracted by the cappuccino ordered by the two customers sitting outside. I was curious and looked inside and immediately I knew I have to stop here for a quick lunch or drink, the interior decoration of this café is just so stylish and artistic, simply irresistible! 

La Tinta Café: Outside it is not so noticeable, but inside I felt as if I have found a hidden gem.

 

Does it look like bar or spa?

Bar or spa? (this is one of my favorite pictures edited by myself)

 

The lunch menu is priced very reasonable, cost €10.50 with main course and dessert. I have chosen to have risotto with scrimps and strawberry chantilly.

Risotto with Scrimps, Dill, Red Peppercorns & Blanched Almonds

Risotto with Scrimps, Dill, Red Peppercorns & Blanched Almonds

 

C'est tres delicieux!!!

C'est très delicieux!!!

Everything is so detailed in this little cafe from furniture to tableware, you can tell the owner has put her whole heart to this place. The owner was kind enough to let me taking pictures and I promise to let her know after I have posted in my blog. She was very friendly and I was so happy that I could engage a short conversation with her with my limited French.

Look more closely to the ceiling...

Look more closely to the ceiling...

The furniture matches so well!

The furniture matches so well!

I finished with a scrumptious cappuccino.

I finished with a scrumptious cappuccino.

 

La Tinta Cafe

36 Rue du Bain aux Plantes

67000 Strasbourg

Looking from inside...

Looking from inside...