Where to eat in Rouen (part 3)

Hello everyone, I’m back again to let you know some good address to eat while you in Rouen. So here is some good restaurants that I have been tasted for the last couple weeks from classic steak house, Vietnamese street food, Italian anti-pasti and a one star Michelin restaurant.

Rotomagus

After having that very good T-BONE steak in Bordeaux, you couldn’t imagine how I was craving to eat a good steak again. When I came back to Rouen, I started to google a proper steakhouse, that is how I found this elegant steakhouse, Rotomagus. Located just in front of the Eglise Saint Maclou, 15th century gothic church, this steakhouse is not just giving you a good view to look at, but also a taste of matured meat unique taste. The price is quite expensive, but if you are really a meat lover, it is really worth to try. I had bone marrow as a starter and black Angus as main course.

The address:
7 Place Berthelemy 76000 Rouen
Website and reservation click here

Bambou

After some desperate time finding good asian food in Rouen, I finally found another good decent Asian dishes in Bambou, a Vietnamese restaurant located near the Rouen Cathedral. This restaurant offers authentic Vietnamese food such as Bo bun, Pho, spring rolls, fried noodles.. and many more. All the food is freshly prepared, even the spring rolls.

I ordered spring rolls for starter, beef Bo bun for main course and a tea-pot of green tea, only for 18€.

The address:
41 Rue Grand Pont 76000 Rouen
Phone : +336 52 61 31 75

L’Odas

L’Odas is one star Michelin gastronomique restaurant, located in a heart of the city. For a Michelin star restaurant, the price is very reasonable, if you go find this kind of restaurant in a bigger city such as Paris, I bet you won’t have this kind of price. The price menu starts from 29€ for lunch during weekdays, and 49€ during for lunch and dinner during weekends (price exclude drinks). I went there last weekend after making a reservation a month ahead for Saturday lunch. The restaurant is pretty small, now I understood that reservation is very important for the weekend.

With 49€ menu, you can get appetizers, 2 starters, 1 main course and a dessert. The unique thing about this restaurant is blind menu, you just need to tell the waitress what you don’t like or can’t eat, and you will get custom meal. They do also have menu à la carte (but it depends on what available). I told them that I don’t eat porc, I got a foie gras poêlé, noix saint Jacques as starters and a beautiful meat cut for main course.

The address:
4 Passage Maurice l’enfant 76000 Rouen
You can make reservation via the Fork application. Website click here

L’Oritano

If you like Italian anti-pasti, L’Oritano is the perfect address. They offer different kind anti-pasti every season, which in this case I can’t give you what best to choose as it really depends on what available. However, I can assure you that their meal has a good quality and homemade prepared.

Price per plate is between 6,50€ to 8€. I usually order 2 – 3 plates. So it is indeed affordable.

If you like to know more good address in Rouen, you can read my first article here and second article here.

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Chicken Fajitas

Made this couple of weeks ago during Mexican night I had organised with some friends. This quick fajita recipe is really easy to make.

Ingredients

4 skinless free-range chicken breasts
1/2 red onions (finely chopped)
2 red chillies (de-seed and finely chopped)
1/2 jar of sweet pepper confit or 1 fresh red pepper
1 brunch coriander or cilantro (finely chopped)
1 small pinch of ground cumin
8 small tortillas Old-el-Paso fajita kit (includes Mexican mix and topped tomato sauce)
olive oil
pineapple (chopped)
Salads mix
Tortilla chips

Salsa sauce

1 fresh red chilli
500 g of ripe cherry tomatoes
1 brunch coriander or cilantro
1/2 lime
Olive oil

Guacamole

click here to get my recipe

 

Methods

Prepare salsa sauce and guacamole before we start making the fajita topping.

For the salsa, finely chopped red chilli and coriander, roughly chopped the tomatoes, then place it in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, squeeze over the juice of half a lime, drizzle over one tablespoon of olive oil. Set aside.

For the chicken topping, first slice chicken lengthways into long strips, heat the oil on a pan, place the onion, chillies, chicken and sweet pepper confit. Add mexican mix, and ground cumin. Cook until the chicken is golden or cooked through. Turn the chicken occasionally, so they don’t burn.

Warm the tortillas in a microwave. Divide between serving plate, serves yourself to the chicken topping, salsa sauce, guacamole, coriander, chopped pineapple and some salads mix. Serve it with some tortillas chips.

 

 

Beef enchiladas

First time making beef enchiladas and I’m so happy that it was a great success. Last week, I organised a Mexican night with my friends, one of the menu was beef enchiladas. It was actually very quick and easy recipe.

Ingredients

800 g of minced beef
1/2 red onions (finely chopped)
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 red chillies (de-seed and finely chopped)
1/2 jar of sweet pepper confit or 1 fresh red pepper
1 x 400 g tin quality plum tomatoes
1 small brunch coriander or cilantro (finely chopped)
8 small Old-el-Paso enchiladas kit (includes Mexican mix and topped tomato sauce)
150 g of grated cheese (Emmental)
150 g of cheddar cheese
Olive oil
Salt and pepper for seasoning
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

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Methods

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium frying pan over a medium heat, add the minced beef and stirring occasionally until the beef stock drained. Set a side.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat, add the onion, chillies, stirring for 5 minutes, add the pepper confit and ground cumin. Let the pepper blend together with the onion and chillies for couple minutes. Then add it to the frying pan with the minced beef, add the Worcestershire sauce, Mexican mix and topped tomato sauce from the kit. Stir it for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide the beef mixture between 8 corn tortillas and roll them up. Line them up in a snug-fitting baking tray (roughly 20cm x 30cm).

Pour over a tin quality plum tomatoes, add the grated cheddar or cheddar slices, add grated Emmental cheese on top of it.

Drizzle with olive oil. Then pop in the hot oven for 25 minutes, or until bubbling and golden.

Serve scattered with coriander or cilantro leaves.

Prawn fried noodles

Today, I want to share you another quick food recipe that you can definitely make it at home anytime.

The ingredients are easy to find and not really expensive. 1 portion of fried noodles usually cost me 15€. Well, I just found out that actually with the same amount of money, I can feed 4 persons.

Ingredients

  • 5 medium garlic (crushed using garlic crusher)
  • 2 red chilis (de-seed and chopped finely)
  • 100 gram prawns (I bought with the shells-off)
  • 2 eggs
  • Fresh noodles for 4 persons (I used fresh spaghetti)
  • Sweet soy sauce (made in Thailand / Indonesia, as the texture is thicker than Japanese soy sauce) | if you cannot find it you can use oyster sauce
  • Pak choi (chopped)
  • Carrot and cabbage (grated) | I bought a package of mixed grated carrot and cabbage directly in the salads counter at the supermarket. So, no need to grate it myself.
  • Margarine or olive oil
  • Spring onion (chopped finely)

Salt and pepper for seasoning. (no need to add any salt if you use oyster sauce, as it is already salty)

Methods

Heat some margarine in a large wok, add the prawn and stir fry for 5 minutes | add garlic and red chilies, stir fry for couple minutes | make some space in the wok, crack the eggs and stir it like you make scrambled egg | add the carrot, cabbage and pak choi, mix it with other ingredients.

Cook the egg noodles or spaghetti in a boiling salted water according to the instruction in the package, then drain.

Add cooked noodles in the wok | add the soy sauce and season with salt and pepper | stir fry and mix it well.

If you think the prawn noodles are not enough, you can add chicken wings like I did on the picture. Find the recipe here.

Sticky chicken wings

This one is again inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe, and it becomes my favorite dish of the month. The method is super easy and the ingredients are also really simple.

Ingredients

6 medium free-range chicken wings (Jamie’s recipe used large chicken wings, I’d prefer the medium one)
1 large red chili (de-seeds and halved it lengthways)
2 garlic (chopped finely)
2 cm of fresh ginger (crushed)
1 and half tablespoons of Yakitori sauce
1 tablespoon of sweet soy sauce
2 spring onion (trim and finely sliced)
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Margarine or olive oil
Water

Methods

First.

Toast 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds in a non-sticky frying pan (I used Tefal) with medium heat until golden. Set aside.

Second.

Still with the heat. Put some margarine and sit the chicken wings until golden each side. Add garlic and ginger, let them color for couple minutes.

Third.

Add Yakitori sauce and sweet soy sauce. Cover the wings with water. Season with salt and pepper.

Fourth.

Add the chilies and let it simmers for 35 – 40 minutes or until the chicken is tender and the sauce is nice and sticky, turning occasionally.

Fifth.

Scatter the spring onion and sesame seed over the wings, and your sticky chicken wings are ready to be served.