Mouffetard Saigon – Paris – France
Rue Mouffetard is always a neighborhood where the choice of the restaurant turns out to be a flip-flop, between the tourist traps and the extremely rare establishment that stands out.
True to my reputation as a fighter of the impossible, I took my courage with both hands to find a small address at affordable prices.
As fortune favors the brave, I was not disappointed with Mouffetard Saigon, a small Vietnamese canteen on the Place de la Conterscarpe.
Menu strictly unreadable because in the local idiom. Fortunately, the French-English translation provides a suitable solution.
I did not take any risk with shrimp donuts as starters. A bit spicy and fat. All that I love.
For the dish, I was attracted by the Banh Chu’ng (but called Com Goi La Sen on the menu!), The Vietnamese version of chinese Lo Mai Kai: that is to say glutinous rice containing elements from shrimp to chicken, sometimes pork sausages, etc. It depends on the chef! The whole thing is wrapped in a lotus leaf and steamed.
It was succulent, much more flavored than the Chinese versions I could taste, more herbs and spices.
I unfortunately did not have time to take a dessert.
Addition according to the district at 26 euros for 1 person with a beer.
Date of the visite: 2018 February
Tel: 00 33 1 46 34 50 82
Addrese: 85 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris