Besides the romance, fashion and beauty, food is another thing you shouldn't miss in Paris. Everyone claims Paris is a culinary capital but where should you go if it's your first time visiting the City of Love? Worry not, KKday takes you on a Paris gourmet journey!
1. Le Kok
Wait, what? Why are we telling you to travel all the way to Paris for Vietnamese food? Well, if you listened during History lessons in secondary school, you'd know that many Vietnamese escaped to France during the Vietnam War. While they were living in France, the Vietnamese brought their culture into France through their cuisine.
By now, Asian cuisine has became a commendable food choice during one's Paris trip, allowing more Vietnamese food chains to be opened in Paris, therefore, you can have genuine authentic Vietnamese cuisine even in Paris.
Le Kok, located on 13th Arrondissement, is the most famous Vietnamese restaurant in Paris. As Le Kok’s business is overwhelming, you normally have to wait in line and eat in a hurry. Due to this dining ambience, Le Kok attracts more locals than tourists.
After taking your orders, the owner of the store will present you the appetitiser (it's free!) — a huge platter of bones, cartilage and meat according to your queue number. The stew meat has been boiled over many times for it to become so tender you can effortlessly pull the meat off its bone. , causing your stomach to be half filled even before the chef even serves the main dish.
The dishes are rich in flavour, and the bean sprouts, coriander and basil adds on the the pleasant presentation of the food. Not only that, this delicious meal is also high in fibre. One portion of the dish is generally enough to feed two people.
Address: 129 Bis Avenue de Choisy, 75013 Paris, France
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Price Range: 8€ - 15€
2. Fergus Restaurants
Fergus restaurant, located in Belleville, is also known as the Chinatown of Paris. Opened by a Thai, you should drop by this Thai restaurant if you're in the vicinity!
Red Curry Chicken
Drowned in coconut milk and spices, this spiced fusion soup is balanced well as the spices and coconut milk compliment each another. The chicken breast in the dish is also very tender. Served with carrots and potatoes, the portion may be a little small but that means you get to taste more dishes!
Fergus fried is a compelling dish served with side dishes such as sugar, peanuts, lemon, pepper, onion, bean sprouts and shellfish. Upon mixing all the ingredients together, one will be able to taste an elegant fusion of sweet, salty and sour altogether.
Grilled Beef Tongue
This is a dish highly recommended by the boss. The crispy yet soft roast beef served with sweet and sour sauce on the side makes this an interesting dish.
Address: 36, rue de l`orillon 75011 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 14:00 ; 19:00 - 23:00
Price Range: 10€ - 25€
3. Café de la Poste
In Paris, there is an emphasis on healthy living. When it comes to brunch, there are many cafes serving everything from small bites to full course meals.
Dijon Sauce Fried Chicken Burger
Topped with a thick burger bun, the Dijon sauce Fried chicken burger is covered in spicy Dijon mustard sauce, balancing out grease from the juicy yet crispy chicken breast piece.
Lamb Milk Cheese Salad
Warm Lamb Salad with milk cheese is topped with three different wiping sauces: basil pesto, figs and honey, and sweet and salty sauce. With these sauces, this dish brings your taste buds to a whole new level.
Miss cook is a french-style cuisine. The business started was due to an error that the boss made while trying to make a ham sandwich baguette. He thought that mistake was interesting and decided to start selling it as a product.
A series of errors made by the chef created a beautiful french fusion of white sauce accompanied by toasts, ham, eggs and many classic cheese dishes.
Cafe de la Poste
Address: 124 Rue de Turenne, Paris, France
OpeningHours: Monday to Saturday 9:00-02:00 ; Sunday 9:00-17:30
Price range: € 8 - 15 €
4. La Famiglia di Rebellato
Upon getting a seat in the restaurant, the waiter will bring in a bread basket served with bottles of seasoning for you to could enjoy the bread. One has to try their homemade chilli olive oil which goes well with their bread sticks.
Carpaccio de Jambon de Parme Parma ham slice
Parma ham, a slightly salty, strong flavoured ham is probably one of the world’s most famous ham. The whole production period for making parma ham takes about nine months or longer. To make your bread appetising, pair it with olive oil and parma ham!
Rigatoni de 4 Formaggi
A combination of four kinds of cheese in different proportions brings out this simple yet flavourful dish.The four kinds of cheese are mozzarella which is mellow, ricotta which is just like condensed milk, Gorgonzola good-nurtured blue cheese with a heavy taste and Parmigiano-Reggiano - a cheese known for its nutty flavour and crunchy texture.
Ripieno classico classic pillow pizza
Inside this pillow pizza is white cheese sauce and fresh tomato sauce coated with an outer layer of mozzarella.
La Famiglia di Rebellato
Address: 37 Rue Berger 75001 Paris
If you are not looking for western food in Paris, consider Bollynan, an indian restaurant. It's always full house and the food never lets you down. Upon entering the store, you will be able to see an Indian master making a nan.
There is a large amount of meals to choose from ranging from Masala curry flavoured chicken or beef to grilled salmon entrees. Aside from the main course, there is also a wide range of side dishes to choose from such as creamed spinach, broccoli, rice or potatoes and many others.
When you dine in, you will be served with four kinds of spices that taste absolutely amazing and indescribable. If you opt to take away, a free dessert will be given to you.
With a rich and delicious meal that cost around 9 to 10 euros, it's not surprising to see this place filled with office crowd after working hours. In the Sentier district, there are also many other restaurants and shops that one can venture in.
Address: 12 Rue des Petits Carreaux, 75002 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11.00 - 23.00
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