Be prepared to queue at this tiny Franco-Korean canteen, whose rainbow of colours and flavours behind the bar seem to attract the entire neighbourhood. Fortunately the staff are both patient and prompt in filling their cardboard cartons with the house speciality, bibimbap. Traditionally, this Korean dish mixes rice, vegetables, meat and an egg – Ma Kitchen's version leaves out the egg, but gives it five new spins every day of the week: salmon with basil, spicy chicken with honey and peanuts, Korean roasted pork, fried chicken, sautéed prawns with ginger, etc. You can also choose from six vegetables that change daily and seasonally, three different types of rice, and top it all off with fried onions and sauce (soya-mint, soja-sesame or chilli-honey). The result is addictive. For €9.50 and a bit of a wait, you can take your box full of goodies back to the office or eat it at one of the tables – first nibbling here and there among your choices, then succumbing to the imperative to mix it all together into one flavourful dish.
Time Out says
- 85 rue d’Hauteville
- Métro : Poissonnière, Gare de l'Est ou Château d'Eau
- Opening hours:
- Du lundi au vendredi de midi à 15h30
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