Lโ€™Huitrade Oyster Bar Own by Guy Savoy, Paris

Love Affair with Food, Yummy Europe

L’Huitrade is the new Oyster bar by the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

It is own by the famous Michelin 3 stars chef Guy Savoy.

I read no country in the world can offer a more complete oyster experience than France…

So…we must eat Oyater when we are in France hahaa  

We booked a lunch reservation…



Nice warm and chic decor in this small bar, it fits about 12 guests.  Love the oyster motif tiles on the floor.

Good touch of messages in the bottles…simple but unique display.

Menu is only in French, but the server speaks perfect English…

Menu on the left are by different kinds of oyster x 8

She was nice enough to allow us to order two kinds of oyster x 4 

On the right are mostly oyster dishes required preparation.


We ordered the oyster 3 ways, it included the famous dish (on the right) from Guy’s Michelin 3 Stars restaurant.  The oyster made with special oyster creme and clear jelly, very yummy and creamy..


Our two kinds of oysters arrived…

Unlike the way we eat oysters in North America, we eat them straight…without adding anything to enhance the taste….

The oysters are so rich in flavor, I think adding anything to it will waste the oyster.

We also ordered two special oysters that are not on the menu…

The server let us pick from the box of speciality oysters…


They are huge…I love the one of the left more, it is much more creamier and meaty.


We both really enjoyed the oysters, the quality is definitely better than what we have tried in North America.  I really miss eating Oysters in France…

Visited 2015 April


Au-Petit-Sud-Ouest, Foie Gras Restaurant in Paris

Love Affair with Food, Yummy Europe

When we were in Paris, we tried to eat Foie Gras whenever we can…

I discovered this restaurant by googling the best foie gras restaurant in Paris…

This place is like a foie gras heaven for me ๐Ÿ™‚

The front of the restaurant sales foie gras in cans or jars….


First page dedicated to foie gras….mostly duck foie gras on the menu…


Love the two cute ducks…


Cute ducks on the wine glass ๐Ÿ™‚


Each table has its own toaster, because the cold foie gras terrine tasted better with freshly toasted bread.

For our appetizer we ordered foie gras 3 ways (fresh, half cooked and pan fried).

The fresh and half cooked foie gras taste so soft and creamy.


The pan fried foie gras are huge.  They are like a size of a fish and chips dish…

Soooooooooooooo yummy!!!

For main courses, we ordered duck breast, goose leg confit (love the fried skin), and smoked duck salad..

Amazing food, the best duck breast I ever had…

This restaurant is amazing…

Of course we got foie gras in cans to go…..:)

Visited 2015 April


Holts Cafe, Toronto

Love Affair with Food, Yummy North America

Single shopping night…

I love shopping by myself…because I know exactly what I want…no time wasted on waiting for friends to decide on “to buy or not to buy” :p

I was so tired after just two hours of intense shopping…lol

I decided to grab a bit at Holts Cafe…

I ordered the organic juice, Holt Happiness, it was very refreshing…  


I love truffle and chips…so I ordered the truffle chips to start…

I think they just drizzled the trffule oil on the chips…I can so do that at home .. Hahaaaa 

I found the chips little greasy…but I love the smell of the truffle oil, so I finished the entire bowl ๐Ÿ™‚


For the main, I ordered the potato crusted halibut, it was so good, the fish was cooked with the right texture and I love anything with a crust on it…..so I really like this dish…even the sautรฉed kale was tasty.


I was too full after the main…sadly…I had to say no to the dessert menu ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Another satisfy meal…actually it was my first time eating dinner in a restaurant by myself…I was texting my girl friend the whole time, so I didn’t feel  lonely at all…

Visited 2015 March

Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake, Toronto

Love Affair with Food, Yummy North America

This small Japanese cheesecake shop opened recently in Toronto and it has been a great hit…

I finally give in and start lining up…๐Ÿ˜

People are lining up up to 2 hours to try the cheesecake..since when we need to line up in Toronto for a cheesecake?!?


It takes about 45 minutes to make a batch of 10 yummy cheesecakes…..and the machine can only bake upto 3 batches at once…


My cheesecake is finally ready…over an hour waiting….

They are stamping it…so cute… 

  Too bad we are limited to buy one per person ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

We found a cafe near by and ….

Digging in .. 

Omg omg omg…

Soooooooooooooo yummy

The cake is super fluffy and moist.  Just the right sweetness and it just melted in my month…we finished the cake in less than 5 minutes…

I can’t wait to eat it again…๐Ÿ˜˜

Visited 2015 April

Air Canada Business Class, Toronto to Tokyo

Love Affair with Food, Mel Around the World

This is my favorite travel route ๐Ÿ™‚

Flying between Toronto to Tokyo, because I got to enjoy the Japanese meal on board.


Soon after the flight took off…we got to enjoy our first meal…

On the way to Tokyo I picked the grilled Alberta AAA beef tenderloin….beef was a little over cooked…but I like the Seared Tuna sashimi for appetizer..

In between meals I ordered the wonton noodles…not so bad, definitely better than the dim sum they offered…brunch I ordered the congee..not so exciting, but it is my comfort food…


From Tokyo to Toronto, I orderd the Japanese meal, it made up with varities of small dishes.  I ordered congee again for brunch…

Yummy ๐Ÿ™‚


Of course …I need to pair my Japanese meal with a hot sake :p


The seat was roomy and comfortable, the chair can be adjusted to a sleeping position. 

I also got a pair of sleepers and a small kit with sleeping mask, ear plugs, tooth brush, and lotion etc.


It was definitely a good flying experience…

Flew 2015 February 


Laduree, Paris

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i just love love love Laduree…

Each time I visit a city with a Laduree shop, I will go in and buy a box of their famous macarons…

There are few Laduree shops in Paris and all of them have a long line up…mostly because of tourists like me…hahaa

I love their window displays

So pretty and girly…

Cute little Laduree stickers and accessories…

I already got two of their popular macaron keychains…so I didn’t buy any this time…

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Almost my turn…

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My little treat ๐Ÿ™‚

Looking forward to my next Laduree encounter…

Visited 2015 April

JaBistro Japanese Restaurant, Toronto

Love Affair with Food, Yummy North America

Finally I had a chance to try JaBistro, my chef friend has been asking me to try this restaurant for over a year…




Hubby ordered the wagyu beef tartare..


Lobster Sashimi Platter…very fresh


Slow braised pork belly…this dish is just ok, I feel it is little too greasy..maybe is the fat in the belly :p

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Blowtorched sushi…so yummy, I love this dish the most ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lobster soup came with the lobster platter

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End the meal with matcha tiramisu ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thumbs up…I will definitely go back!!!

Visited 2014 December