Sucrépice (Paris)

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Ugly shades of brown, kawaii stickers half peeling off the walls… One thing’s for sure, those who come to Sucrépice aren’t here for the décor… Local students, spice lovers and Sichuan natives come exclusively for the big bowls of broth seasoned with red chilies, slurred up until they self-combust (FYI, you can adjust the level of spice from “easy-peasy” to “nuclear”)! The day we went for lunch, served with a packet of Kleenex by the thoughtful staff: perfect Chongqing noodles in a spicy broth with the topping of your choice (seasoned egg, ground pork, beef ragout, etc.); a crunchy celery, carrot and peanut salad; before a dessert that’ll transport you to mainland China, an herbed jelly with black sugar syrup. It’s worth mentioning that the house has a large selection of Chinese pastries (moon cake, Beijing pastries, chiffon cake, etc.), which you can pre-order at the small shop joining the restaurant. // J.L.

FEELING THIRSTY? Hose yourself down with a selection of bubble teas (black sesame, red bean, matcha, etc., for €5.50), soy drinks (€3.50), Mariage Frères teas(€4) or classic Tsingtao beer (€4 for 330 ml).

PRICE: Appetizers €6,50-13, soups and mains from €8 to €19.80, desserts from €2 to €8.

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