WHY JUNK FOOD ?

 

I was lucky enough to travel the world and i always asked the people i met throughout my trips to show me their local adresses in order to make sure i would get the best experience . 

I hosted many of my friends in Paris and of course i tried to show them the best original spots in the city . 

the offer for food in Paris is tremendous but one has to realise that there is a vast number of restaurants and spots that are at best ordinary and at worst dreadfull . indulging yourself to junk food is not a crime if you chose carefully 

So, to make sure you'll make the best of your stay in the City , let me take you on a trip to the best and affordable junk treats Paris has to offer . 

WELCOME & most of all : ENJOY....

 contact : samy.gallet@gmail.com

YIKOU : The DIM SUM REVOLUTION

49 Rue de l'Aqueduc, 75010 Paris
M°STALINGRAD

A DIM SUM is a Chinese dish of small steamed or fried savoury dumplings containing various fillings. For those of you who loves DIM SUM and for those of you who never tried , there's is a perfect place for you . 

YiKou is the perfect illustration of the best your globalised 21st century can bring  . It starts with a friendship between the freshly arrived in Paris Chinese Chen and French Pierre. they crossed references on their food knowledge : Chen travelled across France to discover french cuisine traditions while Pierre was travelling through China with the same agenda . Both got amused with the similarities they encountered . It was decided then to give Chinese Dim Sum the french filling treatment .

The result is not only visually stunning and savoury , it gives a original twist to a classic from starters to explosive desserts . the menu also propose a lucious BAO burger and like DIM SUM was not enough , Yikou also serves incredible and unprecedented ( in my book ) rice fries . 

If you're living in Paris , you should come as many time as you want to try the whole thing but if you're here just for a visit the "Muraille à 2" menu is the best choice you could make to try as much things as you can for a real decent price . 

 

Mama Jackson Soul food

Mama Jackson  46 rue de Charenton 75012 Paris ( chicken & waffles ) 

Mama Jackson 256 bd Voltaire 75011 Paris ( Jerk Chicken ) 

American food is quite well represented in Paris but sadly Soul food is not .

African American Food specialties such as fried chicken & Waffles , Jerk Chicken are basically a no show . Brace yourself Mama Jackson gives you all of that and a little bit more . 

Both resaurants are quite small so you rather take it to go or make sure you arrive early ..or Late 

The portions are big and the fopod is really tasty and so obvioulsy homemade from top to bottom 

For a first time , i chose the Chicken and Waffle combo . waffles were moist and the tate of milk and butter was great . the Chicken was spicy like i like and well cookeda nd seasonned . 

Next time i will go on Bd Voltaire for the jerk chicken  ....  

And if you like old school RnB and Hiphop you 're in for a treat . ... 

FOOD MARKET IS BACK sept 13th at 6pm

Métro MENILMONTANT

Food Market event is back September 13th. Same area in Belleville  Entering its 4th season. 

More details on who s gonna be there. But it's a Date ! 

  • Burgers

    Forget MacDonald's , Burger King , Quick and all that . Paris reinvented the home made Burger . France is The Cheese Country ! so what did you expect ....

  • Pizzas

    i became addicted to pizza very young . My first NYC was a religious experience . I though that i could never find good Pizza in Paris But........

  • Asian Delights

    Asia Invented Street Food and there is a huge and dynamic Asian community in Paris . It comes as no surprise to find great Asian Spots from different countries in the City

  • So Sweets

    Desserts , Cakes , Pastries , Ice Cream , Sweets
    Paris will have your head spin and the offer is legendary . This will just pin point the best and affordable spots coz that would be the never ending list

  • Surprise Me !

    Street food , Small spots , Hidden spots that will make you swoon .. Each Craving can be satisfied if you know where to go

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