August 24, 2012

Switzerland...Places !...Food !

Food !

What to eat in Swiss ground ? Cheese and Chocolate ?

It seems the Swiss cuisine has many influence from the French, German and Italian cuisine. You will see lot's of shops selling bread,,..and pasta. Well, the locals popular dish mainly bread and cheese.

Since I was backpacking and could hardly afford,...bread was for every meal !!!...I never had so much bread in my entire life and this post will capture all the bread I had...want to hear my "bread story"....

Beef Baguette Sandwich
 Day 1 Breakfast. Hmm...nice sandwich...Beef Baguette !

Pork Salami Baguette Sandwich
 Day 2 Breakfast. Same cafe...I will have the Pork Salami Baguette...

Cheese with Basil Baguette
 Day 3 Breakfast. Same Cafe...bread !...again !

Self Made Salami with Ham
Well,..what for lunch ?

Shrimp Sandwich
The shrimp and fish sandwiches were tasty and very refreshing...had it for 2 days !   

Chicken Pizza
I had bread, sandwiches, pizza, hotdog...for continuous 3 days until...arghh enough, let's check out some of the fancy restaurant in Lucerne.

I have been passing by this restaurant for the past days, they serve good coffee and they even brew their own thing for sure is this restaurant has wider varieties of food and they have English menu...! 

Rathaus Restaurant and Brewery
Must be good, it's full !    

Swiss Mix Salad with French Dressing

Fried Cod served with Rice and Asparagus Sauce

Veal braised in broth served with Potatoes and Vegetables
Of course the food is superb....ha, the only proper meals in days. You must be wondering how I survived for days with one decent meal and the rest of the day merely...bread !  

Mr Pickwick Pub
Hehe...Liquid diet ! 

A single breakfast bread and coffee cost CHF9, a decent meal cost CHF40, one plain rice cost CHF3, A pint of beer cost CHF3

So, as a first timer backpacking, I had experienced it and now I know how to budget and survive ! I had breakfast, then one beer with bread for lunch (should be bloated by then). By 3 pm, start happy hour till 6pm...well, then, you are almost gone and can't eat dinner anymore, skip dinner and call it a night ! 

You should try it !

August 12, 2012

Switzerland...Places !...Food !

Mt Titlis

After going through the maze and seeing the beautiful town of Lucerne,... Nyonyachef goes for a boat ride and mountain climbing.

Actually the best time to visit Lucerne is between June till September, summer time ! Better view during that period. Sad to say I went too early and it's was raining and cloudy.

Lake Lucerne
The rain did not defer me from going for a boat ride ! It was cloudy and can't see much, but the experience was nice...Cold ! It was approximately negative two Degrees Celsius out there, not that cold...but when the wind blew, you can feel the cold breeze soak into your bones.

Lake Lucerne
Actually, I was just exaggerating it wasn't that cold, until....

Mt Titlis
Help !..can't breath !..the air is too cool ! Now the temperature is negative fifteen Degrees Celsius. 

At 10,000 feet high and freaking cold, Erh...I was saved by this...Cup Noodles (Tom Yam Flavour). Hehe ! All the foreigners passing by looking at some "China man" gulping down the cup noodles as if we have been starving for days...

By the way, that was an expensive cup noodle...RM 21++ per mug !!!!

Mt Titlis
 Nyonychef at 10,000 feet high up

 Everything was so white covered with snow. 

Christmas Tree

Popsicle anyone...?

It was beautiful and definitely a good experience, if it wasn't the rain, you will be able to see sunlight when you are on top of the alps and the clouds below you. 

Feels like heaven...

August 2, 2012

Switzerland...Places !...Food !


THE most scenic place in the world ...Switzerland ! My ultimate dream destination.

I actually went backpacking from Stuttgart...and drove down to Lucerne,  You will love the beautiful scenery of the city, the mountains, the lake..and the pretty girls ?!

My accommodation in Lucerne

My Ride 

Chapel Bridge

There are many churches, museums, small streets running like a maze, bridges, historical towers, fountains and buildings.

Fritschi Fountain in Lucerne


This is the place where you get your Rolex...

Hotel des Balances

Old Swiss House
The Old Swiss House was built one and the half century ago. Many ranked the Old Swiss House number 1 restaurant in Lucerne. Sad I was backpacking so cannot afford to dine in  restaurants...hehe.  

Chapel Bridge and Water Tower

Buildings along the River Reuss

Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument
The Dying Lion of Lucerne is one of the world's most famous monuments. It was carved out from the natural rock of a cliff in memory of the heroic death of the Swiss mercenaries at Tuileries in 1792.  

You have seen the town, next will be the lake and the alps !