Nang-Loan is a hidden gem, from the outside it doesn’t seem different from any other asian “boui-boui” but I bet you’ll be immediately seduced as soon as you taste one of the authentic, delicious home-made thai specialities of this tiny restaurant. Stuffed crab, ginger sausages, coco fish in a banana leave, and a teapot of jasmin tea will reload your batteries after a shopping marathon in the “haut-marais”. And if you have spent to much money already, no worries because the prices are inversely proportional to the quality of the food.

Prices: very cheap, betweenn 3 and 5 euros a dish, teapot for free!

Metro: 8 Saint-Sébastien Froissart / 9 Saint-Ambroise

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If you don’t pay attention, you could pass by the trompe-l’oeil painted door of L’Osteria Del Anima without noticing there’s a restaurant there. What would you miss! To my non-italian opinion, one of the best italian restaurant in town. The pasta is home-made, the dishes simple but generous and delicious, like pasta al nero di sepia, lasagna, taglioni ai frutti di mare, etc. The atmosphere is warm, but the place tiny, so give a call before to make sure you get a table! I recommand the lunch menu, same dishes but much cheaper than in the evening!

Prices: lunch menu (first+main or main+dessert) 12 euros, for the evening count around 17 for a single dish

Metro: 9, 5 Oberkampf

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