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With its grey paint and lime green plastic tablecloths, Chez Van is anything but ostentatious. Noodles thread their way through all the dishes: lamb stew, soup, pork entrails, sautéed prawns – altogether, thirteen different ways with ramen. There’s also a heavy emphasis on hotpots – with duck’s tongues, beef and mushrooms or spicy fish. Try a set menu (e.g. noodles, a small pancake and a selection of ravioli for €10) or a hotpot of spicy braised potatoes (€7.80). The ravioli, perfectly fried and succulent, mix pork and Chinese cabbage, beef and peppers, eggs and black mushrooms into delightful little mouthfuls. The noodles are served bathed in sesame sauce and garnished with soya shoots and cubes of pork, the hotpot of potatoes generously salted, mined with chunks of red chili.
65 boulevard Saint-Marcel
|Transport:||Métro : Gobelins|
|Price:||Menu à 10 euros le midi, 11 euros le soir|
|Opening hours:||Tous les jours sauf lundi de midi à 15h et de 18h30 à 23h|