When it comes to Chinese food, Sichuan dishes usually get my votes, but here’s a pretty good restaurant with dishes from the Yunnan for a change!
4 rue de Budapest
I didn’t actually write down the price for each dish, but total (with the dishes below, two bowls of rice – their bowls are large enough for two in my opinion – a large bottle of Chinese beer and another small bottle) we payed about 70 euros. Now the dishes.
We started with this (cold) cucumber dish:
and this was surprisingly good. The cucumber was raw but marinated in a light lemon sauce, probably with a bit of white vinegar and maybe a little bit of sugar, so that these thin slices were still deliciously crunchy, fresh and with a perfect taste. The red ones are peppers and there are also some raw sliced onions in there. Now officially one of my favorites!!
One of this restaurant’s specialties is to serve a wok on your table and keep a slight fire under it, we got the chicken one (about 20 euros):
Their shrimps are also pretty good and tender, nothing really special about them though:
Another one of my favorites from now on is their tofu, cooked in some kind of skin, fairly different from all the kinds of tofu I’ve tried until now:
We also had a dish of deep fried red beans, very interesting although maybe not a strong enough taste for me (but other people on the table loved them):
Lastly we tried a dish of sweet deep fried corn, not sure it was designed to be a desert but it’s very sweet so it’s probably a perfect desert (avoiding the usual artificial deserts to fit Western taste, like litchis or bad ice cream):
Overall a very good choice! I will definitely come back again and I’ll be sure to order the cucumbers and the tofu again!