Restaurant Fortune (Lyon)

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After shaking up Lyon’s 7th arrondissement with their restaurant Boleh Lah, the winning trio of Amélie Daniel, Caroline Christophe and Paul Dupont are back with a new spot on the Croix-Rousse hill. What will you find in this tiny space with vintage tiling and a stone wall? Delicious pan-Asian cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients, displayed behind the refrigerated glass counter: plump caramel pork; incredible soy noodles; crispy and tender fried spring rolls; well-made shrimp summer rolls; cult-favorite Cantonese fried rice… Along with a wealth of treasures, like the incredible leek, ginger and lemongrass salad; tender lamb shoulder slow-cooked with ginger beer and chilies; or even some decadent five-spice duck rillettes… And if you want to raise your glycemic index, there are homemade donuts stuffed with kaya (a coconut spread) or classic fortune cookies. All of which are carefully weighed and wrapped up, or, for the most impatient among you, devoured in house. Also worth noting: the yellow Formica credenza is overflowing with treats, including Nomie spices, hot sauces, sesame oils, intensely flavorful pepper… // Juliette Mallat 

FEELING THIRSTY? Bottles from both here and elsewhere (Altos de la Hoya, a Spanish red at €5 a glass, Fantini Farnese, an Italian white at €23 a bottle), Asian beers (Tsingtao, Chang, Saigon… €4 for 330ml) and very nice soft drinks – including a blood orange lemonade (€4 for 330 ml). 
PRICE: Fried spring rolls €2, summer rolls €3, mains €5.30 to €7, desserts €4. 

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