Tag: Japanese


I must say, I have eaten very well since the beginning of the year! There have been some great new openings from American style Chinese food and comfort food brought to a new level of culinary sophistication to some great new modern French spots from already famed restauranteurs to a tiny and trendy Japanese hotspot and even a newcomer to the chic 16ème dining scene. Read all about the newest restaurants on the Paris dining scene and start off this spring with a new list of places to help you eat your way through......

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post on some of our tips for decorating like a Parisian and since then we have had a few requests on where to shop in Paris for some unique home decor items. We shared some of our favorites from our cultivated list of top boutiques to buy that little something special to add to your home....

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There have been so many new openings in the past few months that we have gained a good few kilos eating our way around town! Stay out of the winter cold by warming up in some of these great dining spots! 52 Faubourg Saint Denis The team behind neighbourhood favorites L’Office and Richer has opened a bright new no-reservations neo-bistro on, you guessed it, rue Faubourg Saint Denis. The small menu is...

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After last week’s post on some of our favorite non-French eateries here in Paris, we thought we would delve deeper into the Japanese dining scene and check out some Izakayas. An Izakaya is a the Japanese version of a cave-a-manger, a casual drinking and dining establishment that specialises in small shared plates and an excellent selection of saké. Over the past few years, a bunch of pint-sized Izakayas have popped up throughout Paris. We have tried and tested a few of them and they are all equally delicious and each have their own......

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While Paris is known for it’s amazing veal and foie gras dishes, you will have moments where you want to mix up that French palette of yours for something a bit more exotic.  Whether it’s sushi, couscous, or pad thai, there’s something great for everyone who wants a break from beouf bourguignon. Here are some of are picks for great ethnic food in the City of Light: JAPANESE: Tsubame: This cutely decorated gem hosts a kitchen than can whip up freshly baked teriyaki salmon, sticky rice, marinated eggplant, and seaweed salad.  With reasonable...

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Asian flavors have made their way into some of Paris’ top tables over the past few years with places like La Table d’Aki and Abri, to name a few, but it has always been putting Asian flavors into French cuisine, until Blueberry. Since their opening in April 2013, Blueberry has been making maki roll after maki roll and pairing them with some serious cocktails. Blueberry is not your average sushi joint, however....

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Tokyo born pastry chef, Sadaharu Aoki, opened his first boutique in the 6th in 2001. Since then he has earned his reputation by using rigorous French pastry technique combined with traditional japanese ingredients. Aoki has mastered the magic of simplicity in pairing these two cultures through the art of pastry. The Japanese ingredients he uses like matcha, yuzu, red beans, black sesame blend...

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A few weeks ago, on a particularly cold and rainy Fall afternoon, I stumbled upon a beautiful little shop called Adeline Klam. Walking into the bright and colourful shop, I forgot all about the Paris weather and ventured into sunny Japan! The shop is filled with beautiful printed papers, washi tapes, origami kits, garlands, and an incredible selection of handmade lamp shades and pillows. In addition to all of these little goodies, the shop also offers a series of ateliers where their crafting experts show you how to create beautiful origami creations as well......

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Encore: what a great name for a restaurant right? A name that I’m sure the owner hopes will foreshadow the return of many customers!  I was excited to see if the hype of this new place lived up to its confident name and it’s hip Japanese chef Yoshi Morie.  In business for just over a month, this French bistro seemed like the perfect place to go on what seemed like the coldest, grayest day of fall thus far.  Much to my delight, the restaurant provided a great meal that can only be......

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Abri is being called the best new bistro of the rentrée…so obviously we had to check it out. I made a reservation about a week and a half in advance for dinner and went on a nice little date night to check out this buzzing spot. Located just outside the Poissonniere metro, Abri doesn’t seem like much from the outside. Walking in, the kitchen takes up most of the space with a few two-person and 4-person tables surrounding it. The decor is simple: low hanging brass lighting, school-style chairs and white walls.......

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