We eat a good deal of non-French food in Paris.
Erawan in the 7th for Thai (at least two visits on every trip!). Pho 14 for pho/Vietnamese. Da Rosa for a simple Italian lunches. And Yoom for dim sum.
For Japanese? I wish I could move to the 6th arr. for a year and eat at all the Japanese restaurants there. For now, I’m fixated on Azabu, a teppanyaki place on rue André-Mazet. They have this dreamy foie gras + rice dish I could eat a million times over and and still crave on a daily basis. I should probably just learn how to cook it at home.
You can order a la carte, but I prefer the set menu. About 70€/person with supplements.
Little appetizers, changes daily. Eggplant, bean sprouts and soybeans, and one perfect, deep-fried and salted potato wedge.
Chawan mushi (with shrimp and enoki mushrooms)
Sake-poached chicken and…
Miso soup to accompany the plats.
…and that foie gras over rice dish. I’ve encounter the foie gras + rice combo a few times in Hawai’i (Sansei, Alan Wong’s) but never NYC. Could it be that hard to add to a menu? Foie gras donburi! I’d be their best customer.
And then, dessert. Matcha ice cream with azuki beans…
…and fresh fruit. Gooseberries, kiwi, pineapple, cantaloupe, and currants.