Back to the drawing board

Posted in Uncategorized on July 17, 2011 by fenny widjaja

My life has been stagnant for a while now. I feel like I’ve wasted a year doing nothing…. Time waits for no man…so very true… But regretting it and doing nothing will get me nowhere. So yeah, it’s time to get back on my feet and fulfill my dream,…mon reve!

cup of cake

Posted in bon appetit! on April 7, 2010 by fenny widjaja

i had never considered making cupcakes before. i had only tried it once and didn’t think i like it. in my opinion, they looked pretty, that’s all.

after seeing how popular it is, i decided to give it a try. maybe i will enjoy cupcake after all.

 1st trial: didn’t like the frosting. made from icing sugar+butter+milk. gritty and the sweetness gave me headache. ouch!  

chocolate mint cupcake2nd: chocolate mint cupcake. tried using italian buttercream. much better! very smooth, creamy. yet has the right sweetness. 

so, have i changed my opinion on cupcakes? don’t think so. i prefer muffins. they may not look as pretty, but they look more inviting and rustic. cupcakes look too chic…they also taste better compared to cupcakes. n minus the frosting, which is better for your tummy (ha! yea right!).

time to move on. next, will make some muffins.

some baking

Posted in 1 on December 11, 2009 by fenny widjaja

i took it out too early. oven is acting weird. bottom part of the choux is getting a bit burnt while the top is still raw

can’t claim this to be punition. i just looked up the recipe from the internet. taste really buttery and friable.

magic cube

Posted in n'importe quoi on December 11, 2009 by fenny widjaja

magic cube is IN at the moment here back home. my cousin(13) has been practising for over one month and is now able to solve it in under 1 minute. what do they feed kids these days?!?!?!

spend my time wisely…not.

Posted in 1 on December 11, 2009 by fenny widjaja

on holiday mode…STILL?!?!?!?!. i have been doing nothing for the past 3 months after my return, except for some traveling and  eating(as usual…). went to singapore last month. enjoyed it very much. i got to meet a friend from ESCF. it feels weird cos i saw her the first time on the other part of the world, and then met her again in a country that is very near to home. we ate in Tampopo, japanese family restaurant. 

my friend had the beef curry rice…looks very cheesy.

pork ramen is wonderful,the size is quite big…very filling.

CANELE Patisserie in Paragon. cakes are good enough.not trying to be a snob , but i understand that excellent ingredients are hard to get. the cream, the butter,the almond powder,the flour, they are the most important. and they are expensive here and the quality are not the same with the ones in paris(i feel bad for having to compare everything with paris,paris,paris. but the patisseries and ingredients there are really the top). 

TWG, a tea place similar with Mariage Freres. I like the chocolate cake, not so much about their teas…

this is my favourite, ramen in tomato soup by WARAKU.

last days in paris

Posted in dates with M.Goût, paris on September 22, 2009 by fenny widjaja

 

 

macaron au marron from boissier

macaron au marron from boissier

 

5 more days n im going back to indo for good. so what have i done on my last days?packing and eating….lots of eating….poking my stomach *boink*boink*

l’atelier de Joel Robuchon – had dinner with 2 of my friends (they are the ones who taught me how to be a food expert.think i have graduated from foodsnob101 and foodsnob102 with flying colours. but who is going to help me get thru the foodsnob103 and so on??!!T_T) . the food was excellent.going back there wih mom n bro tomorrow, actually
aubergine,mozzarella,semidried tomatoes
aubergine,mozzarella,semidried tomatoes
 

bonemarrow

bonemarrow

 

suckling pig as my main

suckling pig as my main

 

choux, vanilla ice cream, choc. sauce - nothing can go wrong

choux, vanilla ice cream, choc. sauce - nothing can go wrong

 

more of  patisserie des reves
brioche feuillette

brioche feuillette

 

des gateaux et du pain
pistache griotte saint honore

pistache griotte saint honore

 

ice cream @martine lambert. definitely the best in paris!!!!
shop looks simple, taste says anything but that!

shop looks simple, taste says anything but that!

 

l’ami jean. bistro of the year. lives up to its name. a bit annoyed with the reservation problem.reserve for dinner @22.00(would like to have it earlier but couldn’t coz it was fully booked).arrived @ the restaurant n had to wait until 22.30 to be seated.like their service despite all that. the place was full n hectic but the staffs still managed to joke around. they offer tasting menu:2 entrees, 1 main , 3 desserts…3 DESSERTS??!!!!didn’t know what they will bring out(only the chef knew), but we wanted to be surprised. my friends n i immediately took the offer. everything was amazing. best bistro dessert i ever had, too bad can’t finish them all…
one my foodsnob101 and foodsnob102 teacher’s (i have 2 teachers, remember?) comment: “hmmm…we don’t know what we are eating, but it taste good….”
entree1:emulsion de cepes with crouton n chives

entree1:emulsion de cepes with crouton n chives

 

sardine,beef terrine(maybe?)with grilled peaches n ham

 

the only explanation i can give, it's pork...with some veggies...

the only explanation i can give, it's pork...with some veggies...

 

dessert1melon soup with mint n peanuts(?)

dessert1melon soup with mint n peanuts(?)

 

dessert2:best riz au lait!!!!!!!!!!

dessert2:best riz au lait!!!!!!!!!!

 

banana,chocolate, caramel sauce(?), with lemony taste with 2 meringue sticks...not very good description

banana,chocolate, caramel sauce(?), with lemony taste with 2 meringue sticks...not very good description

 

sadaharu aoki

tarte au citron

tarte au citron

 

cojean
colourful juices

colourful juices

 

la cantine de troquet- had more pictures, but unable to post them.dunno why ..maybe i have had to much food…?
girolles(spelling mistake?) n jambon cru
girolles(spelling mistake?) n jambon

bittersweet

Posted in 1 on September 13, 2009 by fenny widjaja

had my last day of stage today. suddenly had a mixed feeling- sad n happy @ the same time. the time i spent for my stage is exactly 10 weeks. during those weeks, i kept counting the days. now when it is all over, i actually feel there is something missing(but if you tell me to go back to work i will not do it^^)not really missing the work, just the people. i met some nice people there. it is a pity that i started to be more open to the people there just a couple of weeks before.

 one of the sous chef can’t really remember my name, i actually find it funny. he called me ‘lee’ for a few weeks. and today, my last day, he called me ‘nelly’ the whole day. an improvement, sort of^^, since it sound more like my name, rather than ‘lee’,which is not even my surname!

stuff that i have learnt during stage:

  1. bises. i am used to it by now.
  2. saying ‘bonjour’ to everyone before start the work and ‘au revoir’ @ the end of the day.
  3. french cursing words. they keep replaying on my minds now. the P and M words……
  4. work cleaner(compared to before)