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Disappointed by LE FOODING these days. And you?

I've never heard anyone, french or not, saying a "burger sandwich"...
Sometimes french people say "un cheese" instead of cheeseburger though.

Jul 22, 2014
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What foods unavailable in US not to miss in France?

You guys made me hungry, I hope they'll have them at my market tomorrow morning !

Jul 19, 2014
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How A Major American Travel Magazine--Conde Nast Traveler--Gets Paris Food Shopping Hilariously Wrong!

I usually make my own jam (yes I'm bragging a little) ;)

But yes Bonne Maman is one of the brands I trust. Even their yogurts/desserts are not half bad.

La laitière has also a few good things, but the ingredient list gets slightly longer.

Jul 17, 2014
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How A Major American Travel Magazine--Conde Nast Traveler--Gets Paris Food Shopping Hilariously Wrong!

The quatre quarts are nice and buttery.

I agree, their products are probably the best supermarket brand (if you exclude the products from small producers sometimes found in some supermarkets).

Jul 17, 2014
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French food - boring? Yes, according to the Daily Telegraph

I'm younger than both of you (I think)... But my step-mother often recalls how when she came 30 years ago to Paris, she could just go anywhere and the food would be good (at the very least), and how now it will probably be mediocre...
Thankfully her stepson is a bit food obsessed and she now rarely goes "anywhere" when she comes here.

Jul 16, 2014
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A Europe Virgin needing help

I'm adding a vote for David Toutain.
Although it does contain a few asian influences, it is nothing like the fusion you expect (even when it is well done like at "Ze Kitchen Galerie").
Although there a bunch of cutting edge places, from my experience this is the one that is the most original and with the chef's personality shining throughout the food.

For both great value and (somewhat) classic, I also strongly recommend "La Régalade". (not an original recommendation, but it just never disappoints (the original in the 14th at least)).

For the 3 star, like Parnassien said, it depends on a lot of factors... Would you want this splurge to also be cutting edge, or more Grand & Classical experience ? Or just great fun ?

Jul 16, 2014
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Helping in narrowing down the Paris list

Great report, thanks !

Jul 16, 2014
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How A Major American Travel Magazine--Conde Nast Traveler--Gets Paris Food Shopping Hilariously Wrong!

"I have to admit that I do enjoy the individually wrapped madeleines from Bonne Maman"

Have you tried the ones with a thin layer of milk chocolate underneath ?... mmmm guilty pleasure... (although you are right, not so guilty considering the short ingredient list)

Jul 16, 2014
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Tourist Hate

"I do know the basic greetings and am polite."

On the contrary, we do like tourists that know the basic greetings and are polite.

Welcome.

Jul 15, 2014
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Volunteer(s) need to test Bistro Chez Remy near the Ratatouille Ride at Disneyland Paris, no experience required.

Theme Park Insider... *insert here smiley with HUGE eyes*...
Now that's a job I wouldn't want to do !

Jul 15, 2014
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What does "fait maison" at a restaurant mean?

They should have added : "except for potato... come on !..." (or in french "sauf les pommes de terre... faut pas déconner quand même !")

Jul 14, 2014
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What does "fait maison" at a restaurant mean?

"just try to make your own jamon ibérico de bellota ham at home"

If only I could...

Jul 14, 2014
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Is a "restaurant crawl" practical anywhere in Paris?

Haha, maybe we should open a 24/7 Skype Channel with live recs !

Jul 13, 2014
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Is a "restaurant crawl" practical anywhere in Paris?

I have to say, after repeatedly reading some posters mustered by the fact that supposedly the hounds on the french board "withhold information" or are not keen on sharing... well this thread has proven just how generous and patient the french hounds are (not counting myself, I've tuned out a while ago... and am shocked that not everybody did... but maybe I'm just an ungenerous snarky Parisian bastard...)

Jul 13, 2014
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Volunteer(s) need to test Bistro Chez Remy near the Ratatouille Ride at Disneyland Paris, no experience required.

I thought about it, but then I will have trouble maintaining my Goofy™ hat on my head...

Jul 12, 2014
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Volunteer(s) need to test Bistro Chez Remy near the Ratatouille Ride at Disneyland Paris, no experience required.

I'd be up for it, but unfortunately that means I would need to put my shoes on... and you know... shoes...

Jul 12, 2014
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Best Restaurants in Paris

I think shakti2 was asking if you do call to cancel your reservations when you can't go... Did you call AT ? Are you planning on calling les Tablettes ?

Jul 11, 2014
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Itinerary Advice and Questions - Paris

Thank you for the report, it is to the point and precise.
Looks like you had a good time !

Jul 10, 2014
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End of July in the 11e

If your mind is set on le 6 Paul Bert, why not make a reservation ?

As for the Champs, I'm afraid I don't really know anything chow-worthy not needing a reservation on a regular night... so on the last day of the Tour de France, it will be chaos...

Jul 10, 2014
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French hound coming to Seoul - Need a few insights

Will let you know how it went ;)

Jul 07, 2014
Rio Yeti in China & Southeast Asia

Best Restaurants in Paris

We all know the answer... it's "42".

Jul 06, 2014
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French hound coming to Seoul - Need a few insights

Oh boy... ! :)

Thank you very much Kurtis, indeed I am intrigued by hwae, but I know Mrs Yeti has trouble when a sushi is slightly more chewy/chunky than it should, so I don't think she will enjoy that... the good thing is that I will frequently be on my own as she will have some stuff to do in Seoul, so I may try hwae, although from what I've read I'm not so sure I will like it.
I would love to have the experience of going to the market, picking my ingredients and having them cooked for me... I read about it, but feel a bit shy as a foreigner to do that, it seems that it would require much communication... or maybe not...

I feel a bit overwhelmed with all the information I'm getting, as it is a totally new food culture for me... so I'm pretty sure I will end up more often then not, just going to a place without having a clue, eating, and then going home to research what I just ate. I'm trying to not let the fear of missing out take over me, and just embrace the unknown, and trust my instincts.

Again thank you very much, I will look into all your recommendations.

Jul 02, 2014
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French hound coming to Seoul - Need a few insights

Thank you, I'll think about it.
However, according to their website, the lunch menus at Poom are 57.750W and 80.850W... and for dinner between 115.500 and 288.750...

Jung Sik is only 44.000-66.000 for lunch, and 110,000-132,000 for dinner... so it does sound like Poom is more expensive...

Jun 30, 2014
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Dans les Landes - Paris - Review

Wow, thanks for the info, my drool-o-meter is on full motion.

Jun 30, 2014
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Dans les Landes - Paris - Review

I'll ask the hearts if they accept me to disclose the poem and will let them post it themselves !

We were 4, not 3, and we were full but not overstuffed... maybe it was the adrenaline.

Thanks for sharing the dishes you had, they all sound delectable !
And thanks for the new address... I know some people are not happy about the change, but personally it is bringing great food closer to me, so I'm happy about it !

Jun 30, 2014
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French hound coming to Seoul - Need a few insights

Thank you blownd,

Yes there is still time, I'm arriving at the end of July, so am still planning my food map !

I will go to Jung Sik Dang.
Poom seems nice also, but I think I will focus this trip on only one higher end place, and try to find more "humble" eateries...
I suspect Congdu is also pretty expensive ? (I tried to find prices on the website but couldn't...)

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into them deeper for sure !

Jun 29, 2014
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French hound coming to Seoul - Need a few insights

Good to know, thanks !

Jun 29, 2014
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French hound coming to Seoul - Need a few insights

RipCurl, a quick question... I'm starting to create my custom Seoul map...
I had previously found this location for Bong San Jib :
1-21 Yongsandong 3(sam)-ga, Yongsan-gu

But on the website you link to the address is :
145-19 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu

Are there different locations, or is my first address wrong ? (because I'll be staying in Yongsan, so it could be more convenient).
Thanks.

Jun 29, 2014
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French hound coming to Seoul - Need a few insights

Got it, thanks.

I am learning a few words, and am planning on learning Hangul as well... I plan on buying a french-korean "travel book" which has got some good reviews online. (now that I think about it, I should go ahead and order it, time is flying...)

Jun 28, 2014
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French hound coming to Seoul - Need a few insights

When we were in Japan, Mrs. Yeti loved the places where we would seat on the floor... me with my humongous legs, it's another story, but I'm sure she'll appreciate the ondol seating very much !

Jun 28, 2014
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