Kotteri Ramen Naritake こってりらーめん なりたけ
A steaming bowl of deliciousness in Paris
There are not very many instances where you see Parisians waiting in line for food that isn't à emporter. Kotteri Ramen Naritake is an exceptional exception. Just down the street from Palais Royal on the 1e arrondissement side of Rue des Petits Champs is a wonderfully quaint ramen restaurant, difficult to miss with its inviting orange sign and usually a line forming outside. When I lived in Paris and stayed in the nearby Place des Victoires, I frequented the nearby Rue Sainte-Anne area for affordable and flavorful Asian fare, a gem in Paris. I remember this restaurant caught my attention because of the line forming outside. When I finally had a chance to try it on a rainy evening, it definitely hit the spot. They have only a few options and I got the soja option with an egg. The extremely rich broth was almost too much for me but paired with the scallions and fresh pressed garlic, I understood why there was always a line outside. I recommend this place for Asian travelers (and LA travelers like myself who are always craving different cuisines) who want a 10-euro meal as a break from French cuisine.
By Leslie Yeh
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