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Bekseju Village

Bekseju Village (Paris)

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Dark brick floors, brass lanterns, elegant ceramics… Guests have been treated to lively, traditional Korean cuisine at this Seoul-inspired restaurant (or sul jip, as natives would say) with cozy vibes for the past six years now. The day we went for lunch, the €13 set menu featured: three banchan (kimchi, chicken croquettes, marinated seaweed) for the amuse-bouche; a main of your choice – a perfect bibimbap with plenty of spice, slivers of omelet, shiitakes, soy beans, minced beef and carrots in vinegar, or a more exotic japchae, big sweet potato noodles topped with beef sautéed in soy sauce. At night, the menu gets even more substantial: crisp zucchini galettes, spicy grilled pork that’ll set your mouth on fire, tender mungo bean jelly noodles… to share around the central blond wood table if you fancy. // A.B.

FEELING THIRSTY? Bekseju obviously (rice wine with herbs and spices, €13 for a half-bottle), makkoli (fermented rice liquor, €7-19 a bottle), along with Korean Hite beer (€5 for 330 ml) and green or ginseng tea (€3 a cup).

PRICE: Set menus €13-15 (lunch), à la carte €20-47 (dinner).

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