The best katsudon in Paris

Katsudon is one of those iconic dishes of modern Japanese cuisine up there with takoyaki, curry rice, beef bowls and okonomiyaki. These are all comforting dishes and a good katsudon needs to be comforting as well. The term “katsudon” is a mashup of tonkatsu (breaded and fried pork cutlet) and donburi (a dish consisting of…

Ippudo Paris

I never got around to trying Ippudo in New York, although I’d been meaning to go for years, so I quickly said yes when David  from Japan Kyutsu asked if I wanted to go to the newly-opened Paris location. Ippudo Paris is the Japanese chain’s only European location besides Ippudo London. We started with the…

Princess Crêpe

Princess Crêpe is a Lolita/kawaii-themed store in the Marais, a high-end shopping district in the center of Paris. The crêpes here are Japanese style, thinner, less eggy, and with a slightly stiffer, less bouncy texture than French ones. The crêpe batter is lighter than the French kind but Japanese crêpes contain many more fillings, resulting…

Provence eats

I decided to start this blog on the train back to Paris from two days of eating to blissful incapacitation in Provence. I just finished a roll I saved from a restaurant at Pont de Gard, home to a fantastic museum about the Roman aqueducts and famed aqueduct itself. Seeing the aqueduct and walking along…