Monthly Archives: October 2011

La Femme Mange au Chez Picard

There are many things my husband can do: play the piano by ear, translate archaic Chinese text into English, buy me flowers once a year etc. One thing he can’t do however, is cook. Besides dishwashing and the occasional pot-stirring, … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Noodle Bar

Despite the restaurant hopping we’ve been doing these days, I’m actually a creature of habit, and extremely loyal to my favorite places. These days, when I’m in the mood for a quick Asian meal, I scoot over to Noodle Bar … Continue reading

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Le Femme Shop at G. Detou

Walking through Rue Montorgueil this morning, I counted not fewer than 8 bakeries, as well as several candy shops.  This led me to wonder why some people persist in making their own desserts in Paris, when there are cakes and … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange La Fete des Vendanges

Montmartre celebrated its annual Fete des vendanges last weekend, in celebration of the wine harvest season. Few visitors or even locals know that Montmartre has been a grape-growing region since the Roman times. Even now, there survives a vineyard, le … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Rognon de Veau at Chez Denise

It was a stroke of genius to bring the visiting Hongkongers to Chez Denise. Not only is the husband a card-carrying member of the meat lovers tribe, but the wife is also a big fan of offals, tendons and other … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange a cold plate at Chez Marianne

With the temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius – some ten degrees warmer than normal – over the past week, it is easy to mistake the time of year for August rather than October. While I’m certainly not complaining about the … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Dim Sum in Paris at Le Pacifique

Though one can find scores of Chinese restaurants in Paris, the bulk of them are mediocre traiteurs doling out suspicious meats with gunky sauces and dumplings looking dry and forlorn in the displays to people looking for quick, cheap eats. … Continue reading

Posted in 19th arrondisement, Asian, Chinese, Cuisine, Eat out, dine in, eating out, Location, Paris | Tagged , , | 3 Comments