I am craving for a chocolate fondue. But I guess looking at pictures of this cheese fondue will do for the moment.
What is fondue?
This warm cheese dish originated in Switzerland and more specifically in the Canton of Neuchatel. The dish consists of at least two varieties of cheeses that are melted with wine and a bit of flour and served communally out of pot called a “caquelon”. Long forks are used by each guest to spear a cube of bread then the bread is dipped into the cheese and eaten.
Fondue dates back to the 18th century when both cheese and wine were important industries in Switzerland. The simple to prepare meal utilized ingredients that were found in most average homes.
Source plus recipes and more can be found here.
I had eaten fondue in Hongkong which came with foie grass which is fatten goose liver. It is heavenly. Over here in Malaysia, I have only tasted cheese fondue with french bread and ravioli.
The above photo is the IceIce Baby (Pulau Tikus, Penang) version which is served with fresh fruits, bread and cake.
A pot of melted cheese and a plate of accompaniments cost RM26.50++ which is enough for two persons. There is a choice of melted chocolate or melted cheese.
My next mission is to try out the fondue at Marche at The Curve in KL. Anyone tried it before? Good? I may even try making my own because it seems easy to prepare.