Providence Food and Travels Abroad

     Last week, Jake and I got to spend some time in Providence, Rhode Island! I love love Providence, and there are too many restaurants to eat the same thing twice. Walking down Westminster we found “Teriyaki and Korean House”. What really caught our attention was the “moffle” advertised on the window. The Moffle: a combination of Belgian waffle and the Japanese rice cake mochi. Of course we had to try it. I was tempted to eat one for lunch, but we went with a seafood fried rice first.

Fish cakez
And kimchi

     Then came the moffle, with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream. Indeed a Belgian waffle infused with a mochi middle. Not as crisp of an outside as we were warned, but the chewy center was texture enough. With cinnamon and sugar flavoring the mochi, my sweet tooth was plenty satisfied.

Oh right, with whipped cream and syrup, too.

     Ok, all. The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here…voici le lien pour mon nouveau blog français! Non? A soon-to-be-filled French Food on Photos can be found on that link, showcasing all things eaten in Aix-en-Provence and beyond for the next three and change months. In the meantime, stay warm and make some roulade!

Paris Meets Providence

Due to my abnormally long Thanksgiving break, I thought to use it finding friends who still have classes this week. I went to visit Shyam in Brown, located in my favorite US city: Providence! Thankfully it wasn’t a brutal November day, so I got a tour of campus and a stroll down Thayer street. We were thinking of places to dine for lunch and I suddenly remembered the sketchy crêpe place my RISD pre-college buddies would go on the weekend called La Crêperie (don’t let the website fool you). Looks like they cleaned it up a bit on the outside, but it’s still to be found in a random alley off Thayer, and is still awkwardly tiny. But what they lack in presentation they make up for in all things edible. Sweet crêpes? Check. With Nutella? hahahaduh! Savory crêpes? Check. With brie? Mais bien sûr! Belgian waffles with berries? Yes please. Smoothies? Smooth. If you’ve been dragged along by your unyielding offbeat friends, you could probably find a salad or wrap to sate your appetite.

Definitely opted for the classic apples & brie combo, which I finished, barely. It was great, though! Shyam’s Josephine with chicken, cheddar, mushroom & béchamel sauce (AKA white sauce?) was also good! Next time I’ll probably have to go for the Nutella waffle C:

You know it’s legit when the overhead menu is aesthetically pleasing (must have been those RISDans)
apple + brie + anything else = good eats