MORE THAI FOOD IN PARIS:
Another stormy night in Paris and with the success of the Thai dinner the night before, I chose to try a different Thai restaurant. One of the best things about living in a city is that you can get pretty much what ever you want at any time. This time I chose a restaurant called In Wok, we ate vegetable pad thai, thai green curry, spring rolls and vegetable gyozas. The food was good, but because I had such good Thai food earlier on in the week, I was underwhelmed by this food, although still good it lacked in flavour and texture.
THAI AT HOME:
On a rainy, windy and cold night in Paris, I did not want to venture out of my apartment. I heard from a friend that there was a really good and cheap Thai take away down the road from me in Batignolles. I set of down the road, battling against the wind and rain to find Thai At Home.
The owners were so welcoming and helped me pick from the menu the best dishes as it was in French. I chose to eat vegetable pad thai curry, red thai curry and vegetable spring roles. It was the best thai food I have ever had, I couldnt believe a take away could be so fresh and filled with so much flavour. I am just sad that I don’t live in Paris so I can have it all the time. Bring Thai at home to London please!
JAPANESE FOR LUNCH PARIS:
I was lucky enough to be in Paris at the beginning of the month during Paris fashion week. Like every city, Paris has a plethora of places to eat and I just had to make my way around a quite few of them. I was even invited to a friend’s dinner party in her apartment in Paris; we ate raclette which was new to me and a very interesting way of eating. Sadly I felt too silly to sit there taking pictures, oh well. I shall just have to try to make it myself at some point.
I managed to find the area near Opéra which is home to so many Japanese restaurants. I just had to see what the Japanese cuisine was like in Paris; I think that there is a larger Japanese community in Paris than in London as there seemed to be many more restaurants serving Japanese food.
It was fairly difficult trying to pick a restaurant as the street I was down was packed with options and, as it was lunch time and the restaurants are small, many of the venues had people queuing outside.
I managed to fight my way through the crowds in one restaurant and got myself a table; understanding the menu and the waiter which was the difficult part. He was a Japanese man who spoke French and I am an English person attempting to speak very bad French.
Eventually me and my friend managed to order green tea, vegetable tempura and katsu curry. The food was good; I was hungry from endless sightseeing. The atmosphere wasn’t very relaxed and my friend and I stuck out like sore thumbs which just made me more determined to improve my French.
LUNCH IN PARIS:
After walking around the Catabcombes in Paris and then walking up to Notre Dame I really needed some lunch. There were so many cafés to choose from but when I saw the tartes in the window of this particular one the decision was made. The slice I chose was goats cheese and tomato and my friends was gateau de pommes des terre.