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Minh Chau is a tiny Vietnamese restaurant located just behind the Bazar de l’Hotel de Ville department store in a bustling, popular area of Paris on the edge of the Marais, with its historic areas and many original and tempting small shops. It only has 20 seats and the queue outside is pretty well permanent during opening hours, which ar 12 to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. onwards. Some of the regulars even come twice a day as there is also a take-away service! The dishes are attractively presented, delicious and a real bargain. My favourite are the Nems which are spicey and crisp, and really big. The main courses include dishes such as pork in pepper sauce, glazed spare ribs, chicken in citronella source, sauteed mixed vegetables, shrimp in curry sauce, carrot salad and of course either plain or sauteed rice.
LES ESSENTIELS : Feeling LES PLUS : Antidépresseur, Ouvert le lundi, Take-away PRIX : Moins de 15 €
A recent article in L'Express on "Paris' Best Sandwiches" brought me to this cubby hole snack stand in the Marais, offering apparently, New York style hot dogs. The 3€ sandwiches are offered in three different styles: the "American", ie ketchup, mustard and caramelized onions, the "Tex Mex", otherwise known as a chillidog, and the "Alsatian" (no Asian restaurant jokes here, please..) , or a sauerkraut dog. They were doing a roaring trade , and there was always a little crowd of Rayban wearing hipsters quaffing away, wiping ketchups off their chins, bobo families, and gawking passersby. Verdict: decent, fun for the price, but as always, the unexceptional elsewhere often seems more exotic here.
Révélé par l’émission Top Chef 2010, Brice Morvent a fait ses armes au Chantecler de l’hôtel Negresco de Nice durant deux ans auprès d’ Alain Llorca . Il enchaîne avec l’Oasis des frères Rimbault à Mandelieu, puis fait quelques saisons à Ramatuelle. Il s’envole ensuite pour l’Allemagne où il ouvre son restaurant gastronomique. Au bout de trois ans, Brice Morvent, féru de voyage, décide de s’envoler pendant un an à New York pour créer la carte d’un nouveau concept 'Fig and Olive' où il décline une cuisine aux saveurs du sud.
Last week I was strolling down the Rue Quincampoix, a cobbled pedestrian street near the Centre Pompidou, when I noticed the cheap and tacky clothing shop that used to be on the corner of Rue Rambuteau is now an adorable little pistachio shop called La Pistacherie. They really went all out on the decor, with the wood panelling, fancy packaging, and the colorful nuts and dried fruits presented in big glass jars like candy. I was actually out and about preparing for a tour, scoping out some corset boutiques nearby to make sure they were open (about half the shops on my list were, even in August). But as I also consider it my job to know where all of the good food shops are in Paris, of course I had to go in and check out the goodies. You can assume a shop called La Pistacherie is going to have a good selection of pistachios.
Verdict : BON GROIN Adress e : 24 rue Vieille du Temple 75004 Paris Téléphone : 01 42 77 43 82 Marre des japonais chers et peu copieux ? Voilà une adresse qui ravira nos cochons gourmands et sans un sou. Nous sommes de retour à Paris, au restaurant Takami en plein Marais.
24 rue Chanoinesse 75004 Paris Phone: 01.40.51.78.52 Metro Station: Cité (Line 4) Type of cuisine: French