Raviolis Nord-Est Saint-Denis
Today it’s all about dumplings! This dumpling-obsessed Belleville spot has duplicated its normcore décor and standardized tables on the interminable rue Saint Denis, between vintage clothing shops and sex shops. In a narrow space lined with white sheet metal, we skip past the soups and salads on the menu and place our bets on the dumplings, prepared in all kinds of mouthwatering ways here: satisfying beef and turnips or juicy beef and celery; tofu, black mushrooms and green cabbage for the vegetarians; and best of all, delicious pork, chive and shrimp versions that deserve a special shout out. All for next to nothing, practically – €7 for 10 pieces. // C.C.
FEELING THIRSTY? There’s plenty to drink from the region: Pu’er teas (€3.50) or royal jasmine teas (€4.50), plus classic Tsingtao beer (€3 for 330 ml, €5 for 640 ml).
PRICE: Set menu €9 (salad + 10 dumplings) and €12 (with salad + 15 dumplings or dumpling soup).