This is the land where my dream of craving pralines came true..
The land of art of the Gastronomy.
Brussels, the land of chocolates and pralines..the capital of the bilingual Belgium..where French and Dutch are the major population here.
The unique heritage is expressed in lace and Belgian lace is well known for it's fine art..
Fries with variety of sauces that can't b found in other part of the world...
Belgian waffles (Gauffres)..it's the die heart must try !People swamps for it okay!
They bake the waffles with special iron that is only available there in Brussels where the waffles are crunchy-golden outside and fluffy inside...*drool*
they come with different toppings...the sugar coated Gauffres is special for the burnt sugary scent...ooolaa laaa..strawberries, choc, banana toppings..u name it, they serve it..
Did you know that this country produces 172,000 tons of chocolate per year?
The Belgian produce chocolate with their traditional way and the 1st praline was manufactured by the Belgians and that the idea of a little chocolate shell filled with delicious creams, ganaches, marzipan and other pralines is born.
some choc machine display i saw ...
The luxury chocolatier started selling fine chocolate in the 1880's before they gain fame through out the globe.Godiva, Neuhaus,Guylian..are not uncommon for you.
the Speculaas, the shortcrust biscuits in Belgium.Not cheap.They tell the story about St Nicholas..where the biscuits were stamp and tell stories.
One of the past time in Belgium is beer drinking and here Belgian breweries produce about 800 standard beers.
We came to the place where most beer were serve ...around 500 different kind of beers you can order here.
Some sinful things we did while visiting Belgium...
Last but not least..the Manneqen pis( the peeing little man)..
and the squatting little woman, T___T... just outside the bar we went