This month I was craving for all sort of Asian food to balance all the French cuisine. It was really really good, I love this type of food. Here are the details:
On the Christmas break I went to get some Vietnamese Pho with Maureen, next to Place de l’Italy. This soup is delicious, cheap, make you full without the bad “MSG” effect.
One of the Christmas vacation days I went back to Darai, the Korean restaurant next to my place which always have a queue of people. It’s practically the best deal in town. The 10 euro menu gets you a starter (soup or salad and fried dumplings), kimchi selection on the table, main course which I got the spicy pork and calamar with vegetables, and a dessert. There’s options for 12 and 14 euro menus and also a la cart. This main dish is just fantastic.
I really wanted to go to the famous “Happy Nouilles” Chinese restaurant after reading they are pulling their own noodles on the spot. When we finally went there and I was so excited to try it out.
Next Vietnamese classic we went to eat is the Banh Mi, a sandwich with meat inside a baguette bread. The very best place to eat it is found here:
The sandwich was really nice but not that fulfilling. This is why we went for a Chinese Bao across the street.
Last week I wanted to have a Take-Away from my favorite menu in Darai fit to the rainy weather, but when I finally came out of bed and went there, they already closed the kitchen. I was so in the mood for a good Korean so I went across the street to “Happy deli“, they were still doing TA. I took the 10 euro menu of spicy squid and rice to compare with Darai.
This week I met up with Thomas who’s gonna be a future Ferrandi student. We went to his favorite Thai restaurant: Thabthim Siam. The waiter was kinda rude and unpleasant which shadowed our impression of the place. We took two lunch menus for 15 euro each.
The dessert wasn’t included in the menu and when we came out the door we noticed the meal had included a glass of wine which was never suggested to us sadly.
And today I woke up late, didn’t feel like doing anything so I went to get the TA from Darai to compare it to the Happy Deli TA from last week. There was a queue of people waiting outside like always, and I made my order and was promised to get it in 15 minutes. It was cold waiting outside but it was worth it! This is what I got in the bag, for only 10 euro:
No Doubt, Darai totally won this battle and for sure deserves the queue of people waiting outside every single day. By the way, it was so much food that I’m about to eat all the rest tomorrow as well. Ha!