Neo-Cantonese restaurant Yoom serves only dim sum, but it’s more of a New York-style hangout than an echo of Hong Kong, with big wooden tables, artful lighting, exposed brick walls and colourful retro crockery. The staff aren’t from Hong Kong either, as the owners are two Frenchmen who set up the joint after travelling Asia. Despite all this, there’s a persistent rumour that Yoom serves ‘the best dim sum in Paris’. There’s certainly a large choice; beef and ginger, red curry, tamarind chicken with grilled peanuts or more classic prawns. And they all taste great – far from bland and interchangeable mouthfuls. The range of flavours is seductive, the marriage of meats and spices successful – just keep an eye on the bill, which at €5/6 for each pair of dim sum, mounts up quickly. You could also stick to the set lunch menu at €14.50, or the tasting menu which offers a dozen dim sum and rice with black mushrooms for €25. It’s hugely popular – do book ahead.
20 rue des Martyrs
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 12mid-2.30pm, 8pm-10.30pm; Fri 12mid-2.30pm, 8pm-11pm; Sat 12mid-3pm, 8pm-11pm; Sun 12mid-3pm, 8pm-10.30pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Saint-Georges, Cadet ou Notre-Dame-de-Lorette|