Lao Lane Xang – Paris, FRANCE – Thai cuisine paradise

If you do love Thai food, maybe you can try this restaurant which Laotian and Thai cuisine in the heart of the 13th of Paris.

Original storefront - LAO LANE XANG - PARIS, france

Original storefront – LAO LANE XANG – PARIS, france

I like to go there on Sunday for the lunch, it is much less crowded than Saturday or Friday nights. Even it is packed, service remain nice and it is so fast, so be prepared to order. I suppose there is a lot of loyal customers here, I heard people talking directly to the manager and they know his name. Continue reading

Aki – Paris, FRANCE – Business is business…

Do you know what is an Okonomiyaki ? Aki is now the reference for this Japanese speciality in Paris.

The front door - Aki - Paris, France

The front door – Aki – Paris, France

The recipe is simple but the result is nice! It is always great each time I come back there. Everybody is coming there mainly for this dish and also there low low price (I am going to talk about this in few lines). Continue reading

Djakarta Bali – Paris, FRANCE – Indonesia in the heart of the city

I was looking for a nice Balinese restaurant in Paris, and I think I found it. It is almost perfect, during all the diner time, I almost forgot I was in France. All the staff seems to be really coming from Indonesia.

Front door - Djakarta Bali - Paris, FRANCE

Front door – Djakarta Bali – Paris, FRANCE

Decoration a bit too “bling-bling” to me. Especially outside… But it is true the restaurant is located on a small street, far from the crowd, they need to be seen. Continue reading

Le Pain Quotidien – Paris, FRANCE – Great spot for a sunday brunch

Le Pain Quotidien is well known worldwide from several years now.  If you live int the US, you probably already know this place, since it is massively located in NYC and LA. Despite it is originally created in Belgium, Paris was not in the target of this chain until now. As of today they opened 8 stores in Paris and a new one is opening soon.

The counter

The counter

I chose to write an article about this place, because, I think it is a nice choice for a sunday brunch if you haven’t tried their menu yet. Continue reading

Breakfast In America – Paris, FRANCE – Time to review

The most authentic Diner in France is probably this one, I love the way they designed the restaurant front. It really feel like it is a copy from a downtown Diner of Manhattan.

Breakfast In America Logo

Breakfast In America Logo

Inside, you will find good atmosphere. Both the decoration and the staff are nice. The daily menu or Brunch set menu are nothing special: eggs, pancakes, hamburgers, wraps, milkshakes. Typical. Continue reading

Cantine California – Paris, FRANCE – West coast flavors

This food truck has provoked numerous articles from last summer 2012, and it is not going to stop. It is true that the business owner is really active, if you are a foodie always looking for the best food served in all the 20 areas of Paris: you may had met one of their trucks already.

3 or 4 people inside

3 or 4 people inside

Burgers are more expensive then the usual price tag from others food-trucks. Continue reading

Tashi Delek – Paris, FRANCE – Inexpensive and original

A Tibetan restaurant in Paris ? Go for the Tashi Delek, inexpensive, not common, tasty.

The Full Menu

The Full Menu

Inside, the decoration is colorful, and will make you feel you are no more in Paris. Tables are small, few seating available, so come early, around noon is the best time. Continue reading

La Butte Aveyronaise – Paris, France – A taste of south

I like this address with the terrace, nice during sunny days. The restaurant is located in a charming neighborhood, far from the crowd.

The main dining room

The main dining room

When you enter inside that place, you will notice immediately the huge pastry just next the main door. It is one of their main special: “Mille-Feuille”. They invite you to enjoy sweet. Continue reading

Le Bouchon Et L’Assiette – Paris, FRANCE – Rich cuisine

Nice find, this Basque restaurant is a gem, I really felt like i as in southwest of France.

The Main Dining Room

The Main Dining Room

Basque specialties are well done here, really, I cannot name any wrong detail here. Maybe the waiting time ? But for me since I come for fresh and house made food, I won’t really care. The menu is simple but rotates frequently, and the cooks only use seasonal products. I ordered an appetizer and a main dish from the three or four offered daily.

Appetizer: Herring fillets seasoned and served with butter;

Main dish: Fabulous Veal Brisked and sliced veggies. Continue reading

COLOROVA – Paris, FRANCE – A pastry shop, a heaven

It looks like a jewelry store, but everything displayed is so affordable!

The back room

The back room

On a discrete street, this pastry shop with large windows, the place is inviting you to enter and discover their wonders artisanally made every day.

Fine pastries, well prepared. I have been to this place 5 times so far, never been disappointed about what i ordered. I love the chocolate used. Those pieces of sweet are nicely displayed, how to resist to the temptation ? Even the price is “okay”: from 1 to 6 euros. Continue reading