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Chez Zeli

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With its big bar, open kitchen and beautiful terrace across from the Uhabia beach, Zeli Yang’s (ex-Bistrot Constant in Montech) little restaurant sure draws in Asia-loving crowds. The Chinese chef’s M.O.? An extremely short, organic and locally-sourced menu (vegetables from the Bastelica family in Verlus, seafood caught by independent fishermen), reasonable prices and Frenchified Chinese-Japanese-Korean cuisine, which all make for a smashing success! On the menu, the day we went for lunch: light seasonal vegetable tempura with a sweet and sour dipping sauce; an impressive vegetarian bibimbap (rice, zucchini and carrot spaghetti, soybeans, shiitake mushrooms, a fried egg, peanuts and scallions) taken to the next level with an incredible red chili, soy, sesame and peanut butter sauce; before the deliciously simple dessert, a gigantic cream puff with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. // P.L.

FEELING THIRSTY? Topa artisanal hard apple cider (€3 a glass), a few wines (an organic Bergerac white from the Château Les Miaudoux at €4 a glass, a Graves red from the Château Simon at €18 a bottle), plus around 15 cocktails (eg.: Moscow Mule at €8) concocted by Julien Champenois, a bartender and Zeli’s partner.

PRICE: Menu €14-17, kids’ menu €6.

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