Second trip and second serving of chocolate cultivated and made in Vietnam! After travelling to Vietnam, I tested the different chocolates in several recipes, including this (very smooth) chocolate cheesecake that I glazed with an olive oil and chocolate glaze. The base of the cake (or tart) is made of sweet dough and black olive … Read more

Inside the Banh mi

November 21st, 2014 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (7 Comments)

Another great trip to Ho Chi Minh City had me finally taking a much closer look at the infamous Bánh mì, the quintessential Vietnamese sandwich born from the French colonial occupation. A simple preparation in which all sorts of meat, pate, melted “butter”, spring onion and other vegetables are stuffed in a thin-crusted pillow-like baguette. … Read more

Going to Vietnam, chasing the origin of chocolate, was all nice and beautiful, but then I had to find what to do with it! I received a kilo of single origin Vietnam chocolate, vintage 2010, with 72% cocoa content and after having tasted it, I found that the flavors were very gentle and subtle, yet … Read more

On the cocoa trail in Vietnam

March 8th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Travel - (11 Comments)

On the 19:05 flight to Ho Chi Min City, also known as Saigon, I had very little idea of what I would discover. It was my first visit of Vietnam and my first encounter with the roots of chocolate: Cocoa trees. Visiting the cocoa tree plantation demystified my vision of chocolate, yet, there was still … Read more

Marou – Faiseurs de Chocolat

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

MAROU! A brand new and fresh look to quality chocolate is the least to say! With all the big brands monopolizing the market of upscale chocolate, Marou brings us a fresh and nice look to the food of Gods. Everything about Marou is from Vietnam and as surprising as it sounds, the team at Marou … Read more

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