Favoritz: Tampopo

Apparently, “tampopo” (that’s to say the Japanese pronunciation of this word) means “dandelion” or in French,  “pissenlit.”

Japanese restaurant where the staff is Japanese. Call for reservations: 01 47 27 74 52.  Speak slowly and very clearly. For simplicity, you might want to reserve with well-known names like “Carla” or “Yoko.” Pour deux – Two, please. One o’clock. Treize heures.

Excellent timely service … not fast food.

66 rue Lauriston 75116 Paris

About dandelions, suburban American culture tends to demonize this delicious plant and its pretty yellow flowers as a weed. However,  green dandelion leaves are just a little bitter but crispy and are eaten in France as a treat. Wild salad.  Of course, the French eat all sorts of things, n’est-ce pas?

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Author: Mark