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Mapotofu

Bake the Book: Bouchon Bakery

Clafoutis aux Cerises (cherry clafoutis)

Cook the Book: 'Rice & Curry'

I want to try real Thai cuisine, i.e. go to Thailand to try it! I've heard the street food is beyond delicious

Bake the Book: 'Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts'

Chocolate molten cake: sounds fancy but it's actually super easy to make

Crepes recipe?

Hmm I always skipped the resting period because I'm lazy and always in a rush to eat my crepes on a Sunday morning... Maybe I shouldn't!
I also saw something about putting beer in the batter to make the crepes thinner, have you guys tried that?

Has anybody here ever lived in Beijing?

I live right the East 3rd Ring Road (JinTaiXiZhao on Subway Line 10), it's in between Guo Mao and Sanlitun.
I have a Jenny Lou's in my residence, they're ok for pork or chicken but for fish they really just have a piece of salmon. I've never been to Jingkelong but I'd like to check it out because Jenny Lou's gets really expensive after a while.
I'm not sure where the nearest wet market is for me, but I need to find it because that's really the kind of place I'm looking for. I found a little market that had meat not far from home, but the hygiene conditions were really not great. I'm not asking for western standards, but when I bought some meat some pieces fell on the floor and he just threw everything in my bag anyway. The wet market I see on your blog looks good, I'd love to find a place like that, and if it was walking distance it would be even better.

What are you cooking?

Thomas Keller's pork tenderloin. It is just awesome.

Dinner options?

I don't usually eat sandwiches for dinner, more for lunch or brunch, but if I did I would use savory bread.

Crepes recipe?

I looove french crepes, but everytime I tried to make them they were not at all like the ones I've had in France (usually too thick or too hard). I don't know if it's the recipe I've used or something I do wrong when assembling the batter or cooking the crepe.
Would you have either a great crepe recipe or tips on how to make awesome crepes? I love thin, airy crepes.

Has anybody here ever lived in Beijing?

I very recently moved to Beijing and while navigating the restaurant scene has been a blast, finding places to buy my groceries to cook at home proved more difficult.
Would some of you have advice on where to find good groceries (meat, fish, baking goods...) in Beijing? Particularly if you know where I can buy good fish (it would have to be imported I guess), I would really appreciate it.

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