In summer, I always love making dishes which are delicious, flavorful and simple to prepare at the same time. Staying in the kitchen for hours, sweating and losing the appetite is not a good idea at all, especially when physical activities and the high temperature took a lot of energy from you.
As a food lover, I’m always attracted by pasta and impressed with the hundreds (or thousands?) kinds of it. There are always some recipes popping up in my mind but sadly, they can’t be realized because of the lack of the ingredients. Sometimes, I imagine the day when I wander around an Italian market, watching people choosing the meat and picking fresh, green vegetables for their dinner, enjoying a sunny morning in the food world and feeling everything around 🙂 Hope that dream will come true in the near future…
As you know, Donna Hay is named the dessert queen, she’s famous not only for the best-selling cookbooks and TV series, but also for her amazing desserts’ recipes. This Chocolate Swirl Scone Loaf is my one of my favorite Donna’s recipes, thanks to its simplicity, from the ingredients (chocolate, butter, flour…) to the method (no electric mixer or hand mixer, no spatula, short preparation time…), and also its lovely flavor ^^
Today is the day I’m tired of eating rice. The truth is even I’m an Asian girl, I love rice and everything belongs to it, I can’t eat it day after day without any rest. And for no-rice days like today, pasta and bread are always the best replacements. Time to travel to other countries and discover different cultures through their cuisine, how amazing is that!
Russian Rolled Cabbage is one of the dishes that I learned from my parents who live in Russia for more than 20 years. Each time they’re back to Hanoi or I go to Russia visiting them, they taught me some basic and traditional Russian dishes, such as Russian salad, cabbage rolls or potato soup. Sometimes I just follow my parents in the supermarket, watch them choosing the delicious ingredients for their meals, I still remember that I was really impressed by hundreds kinds of sausages which are made from different parts of pork or beef, hung up all around the store…
This week, for me, was a massive week, with French classes and finals, tons of things to learn and to remember, stuff to prepare for my France dream… But it’s also filled with luck and happiness, especially when I spent lots of time hanging out with my friends, discovering our city and trying many delicious street food xD
What is better in a sunny Sunday afternoon than a soft and mouth-watering slice of Banana Cake and a cup of fresh milk?
Enjoy every single little thing around you ❤
Happy weekend everyone xoxo
P/S: In case you;re curious how I made this beautiful dessert, check out the recipe HERE. Love ya’ll ❤
Happy Lunar New Year everyone ❤ From Trang Quynh Food Blog, I hope all of you will have a brand new year full of luck and joy, a year that you will successfully realize your dreams and follow your passion. And of course, don’t forget to spend your time with your family and your loved ones, because after all, they are the most wonderful presents in the world ^^
In Vietnamese tradition, children will receive red envelopes with a little amount of money from the adults during Tet. These red envelopes symbolize the luck that their grandparents, parents and others wish for them in the new year. So, even though we are not children anymore (oh, maybe I’m still a kid in my family lol), I’d love to give you those lucky envelopes with my wishes inside xD
Thank you for supporting me the whole time, that means a lot to me. This year, I’ll try my best to find and cook as many new recipes as I can, so please, keep helping me in this gorgeous, amazing food adventure xoxo
❤ Trang Quynh
For everyone who loves Hanoi, you’re gonna be in love with this city these days. Quiet, chilly, rainy and sometimes foggy, wandering around the streets and enjoying some warm dishes are just wonderful. After such a long time, finally I can see my little city in the exact way I want it to be, no more traffic jams, no more worries, people are trying to live slowly to enjoy every single moment with their loved ones.
And today, I also had chance to enjoy a new dish in a tiny “restaurant” on Le Ngoc Han street, it’s called Banh Duc Nong. Well, nothing is better than that in a super cold day, when your freezing fingers touch the warm bowl and you can smell the flavor all around the air… Sometimes, you don’t need a luxurious restaurant to feel the authentic flavor of food, it may come from an unexpected way, trust me 🙂
One more recommendation from me if you want to try something different in Hanoi!!!
❤ Trang Quynh