Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh

YES ! Since I am here, everybody is talking about LUNCH LADY….

Who is She? Why does everyone is so obsessed with this Lunch Lady? Why?

And I found out … ! 🙂 Lunch lady is a street food place to eat in Saigon, nothing special, just a good address! Come and meet her on Hoang Sa street in District 1 and try one of her delicious soup. It is a different one every day and it is like that since 15 years!

I found out on google that she can do pho, mien ga, bun thit nuong, nem nuong, cha gio, mi quang, bun cha ca. I have been only once so I haven’t tried any of these but I will be back for sure 🙂 Moreover, it’s cheap!

Yum’ Yummm’

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My trip with Mr. Hung in the Mekong Delta

Hello Everyone,

More than two weeks now that I am here, in Ho Chi Minh City (I can say HCMC now 😉 ) and I really enjoy it! Weather is not very good but the atmosphere is so peaceful and simple. It feels good to discover something new!

Last Monday, I went to the Mekong Delta: first little trip on my own 🙂 I was very excited as I have never been so far away from home, on my own, in an Asiatic country. So I planned myself a little tour for two days thanks to different blogs, guides and recommended areas to visit. I didn’t want to do a touristic trip with a big group of people and everything planned minute per minute so I decided to go on my own and book something by myself. This is how I found a very typical and lovely homestay: GuestHouse Hung.

Mr Hung and his family is living around 8km away from Can Thô, in a typical Vietnamese house, very close to the Delta. Price for one night is $15, including a little bungalow to sleep, cooking activities, dinner and breakfast. He has about 10 cosy bungalows facing the Delta, so an amazing view in the morning when you wake up – Private shower, toilet – The typical and funny thing when sleeping in a bungalow is that you can ear every single noise at night and you wake up early with the sun and with a nice “Cocoricooooo”. You also have a free access to his bikes if you want to have a little ride on the border of the Delta.

He offered me to do a boat trip planned for the next morning (6 a.m), which is a very good opportunity to discover the Mekong Delta, including the floating market, a noodle factory, a rice factory, a plantation market and a plantation field. All of these for $15 as well. Good price! And a good overall view of the area.

Stop talking now, just have a look at my evening there 🙂

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Cooking activity, making “Nems” 🙂

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Dinner time:

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Morning view on the Delta:

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If you are traveling in the Mekong Delta and are looking for a homestay in Can Thô, I definitely advice you this one! 🙂

Don’t hesitate to contact Mr Hung, he speaks English and answers quickly to emails:

Nguyen Huu Nam Hung /  hunghomestay@yahoo.com.vn  /   + 84 903 849 881

Nice and its treasures :)

After having a little walk to the lovely Cours Saleya market in my French city, I thought it would be a good idea to share a bit a the Niçoise’s culture 🙂

Provence is full of natural assets: lavender, olives, honey, flowers, spices, colours, smells… It creates a special atmosphere. This atmosphere is part of the culture, especially in Nice where we have quite a lot of food specialities. In the Cours Saleya market, you can find the Flowers market and the Food market. Both are really nice! If you have the chance to be in Nice one day, don’t miss out on this event because it is a nice example of typical French and Provencial culture. 😉

Flowers market open every day until 6pm, except Monday. – Sunday 6am to 1.30pm.

Food market opens every day until 1.30pm, except Monday.

Have a look into these pictures, and appreciate the friendly and peaceful atmosphere. The color, the people, the smiles and the enthusiastic traders 🙂

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Lemon Cake – La recette de Grand-mère :)

Hello Girlies 🙂

Today is a bit special, I decided to publish a quick, easy and yummy recipe on my blog. I don’t know why actually because I never did that, but after all, why not …

I was just cooking a cake and I decided to share the recipe with you, so you can give me your opinion on this beauty…

So today is all about Lemon Cake recipe learned from my Grandma 🙂

This recipe is very easy if you never cooked but the result is really yum’ yum’ 🙂

What you need is very simple:IMG_1813

  1. 2 eggs
  2. Sugar: 230g
  3. Flour: 120g
  4. Baking powder: 30g
  5. Butter: 80g
  6. 2 lemons

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First, spread butter on your cake tin and a bit of flour to avoid the cake getting stuck to the baking tin. Turn on your oven: 180° approximately.

Heat up the butter just to make it liquid and mix it with the sugar.

Then add the flour, the eggs, the baking powder and tiny peels of one lemon + its juice.

Pour everything into the cake tin and put it in the oven for 15 min. After this time, cover the cake with an aluminum foil so it does not burn and leave it in the oven for 10 more mins more.

Once its cooked, mix some lemon juice with sugar and spread this juice over the warm lemon cake.

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Extra: you can add some orange juice on the top once the cake is cooked and still hot 😉

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Have a lovely evening ❤