25 April 2016

Europe Part 6: One Of The Best German Food In Paris

Europe Part 5: Breakfast at Paris-style Cafe and Musee Du Lourve

In that evening, we continued our trip around The Lourve wandering for some dinner.  And we spotted this German restaurant around the corner (my apologies, I couldn't recall the name of the restaurant).  It sounds good to us, we sat down and ordered the food while we were starving.  At first we thought that the food portion may not be that big just like the others we had before.  Therefore, we went over board in ordering the food or maybe just to overwhelmed with their range of food.  When those food are served in front of us, we couldn't believe our eyes.  What we saw was all these gigantic meals filled up our table.  They are all good, taste amazing, we nearly managed to scrap them all though.  That pork was flavoursome, onion soup was also very hearty, sausages were enjoyable and the winner from all would be the mashed potato, it was very silky smooth, right texture and right flavour.  I could just have it on its own.

I actually want to recommend this place to anyone who'll be around there.  However, unfortunately I could not remember the name of this restaurant nor the address.  But what I'm sure is it's located not too far from Lourve, just probably about 10 minutes walk and right in the corner of so many international restaurant next to it. 

French onion soup

Salmon risotto 

Grilled chicken

Braised pork 

5 types of sausages 

Du Lourve at night with those lights looks totally amazing

Stay tuned for the next blog still in Europe:
Europe Part 7: Heading To Belgium With Thalys

Europe Part 5: Breakfast at Paris-style Cafe and Musee Du Lourve

Europe Part 4: We Are In Paris

Chocolate croissant 

Cappuccino and cafe USA 

Croque Madame

Spaghetti Bolognese 

Creme Brulee
We had our breakfast at one of the cafe near Bir Hakeim metro station early in the morning before we headed to Musee Du Lourve.  As usual, I went for their classic dishes like chocolate croissant and croque madame.

Once we arrived at Musee Du Lourve, we look for the special entry access (only for disabled people or people with prams). Luckily, we came with young kids and stroller, so we didn't need to join the long queue to enter the building skipping about hour or more time wasted.  Just enter through the special way for people who needed assistant and going down with lift as well.  I feel pity for those who need to queue at the outside and again when they buy the ticket.  The ticket costs 12 Euro for an adult.  Then you can make your own way enjoying their arts.  I believe, it could take a few days to see all of the statues and galleries as the place is so so massive.  However, we only visit some of what we think important (no offence) as we only have a few hours there.

When you smile like "Mona Lisa"

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Europe Part 6: One Of The Best German Food In Paris 

21 April 2016

Europe Part 7: Heading To Belgium With Thalys

Europe Part 6: One of The Best German Food In Paris

Very early in the morning, we catch taxi to Paris train station called Gare Du Nord.  Jump into Thalys train to Brussels.  The train journey takes about one hour and ten minutes.  In this advance and modern city like Paris, everything is easy to find, all information is adequately provided for tourists.  We got there pretty early as we can chill out and had some breakfast before we departed.  However, there is mini bar inside the carriage as well, in case if you don't have time to buy some food before get in to the train.  By the way, we only do a day trip to Brussels this time, which I think it is so doable.

Stay tuned for the next blog still in Belgium:
Europe Part 8: Brussels

Europe Part 4: We are In Paris

Europe Part 3: Arc De Triomphe and Champs-Elysees

After fully recharge our power, we then continue walking back towards our hotel passing a few interesting places, like Hotel Invalides, some great old architecture buildings and not forget to grab some Parisian snacks along the way.

Hotel Invalides from far (at the other end of this bridge)

Mini sweet cream puffs covered with caramel sauce

Beef Bourgonion - Hearty French beef stew

Duck Confit

Tuna sandwich

This cafe is located right next to the Bir Hakeim metro station (on the way back to our hotel).  Their food were good and homey.  We also did try their steak tartare, but no photo of it here.  And that actually the best from all. 

Eiffel Cafe
4 Boulevard De Grenelle, Paris

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