If rue du Pont-aux-Choux was well known for harboring a guillotine in the 19th century, you won’t find anyone trying to slit your throat at Pontochoux, this monomaniac restaurant with black and white tiled floors, white barstools and a terrace with beer crates in the place of tables. On the other hand, it’s quite possible that fans of Japanese curry will lose their mind here! Served in four versions every day (beef, fried chicken, vegetables or, like we had, breaded pork), the creamy, fragrant and spiced mixture upheld all of its promises! It’s even better with a tamago egg (soft-boiled and marinated in mirin, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sake, €2) or potato croquettes (+€2). And for all those who can’t get excited about curry, there’s always donburi: ground pork with tofu or fried chicken and vegetables (from €12 to €12.50. To drink: Kirin beer (€3.50 for 330 ml), oolong green tea (€2.80), homemade ginger ale (€3.50). Dishes €12 to €12.80, sides €2 to €2.50. // D.C.