It’s not so much a criticism as it is a fact that the French palette eschews spicy for sweet. In Paris, both soy sauce and popcorn come in salty or sweet varietals.
Deux Fois Plus de Piment doesn’t play that game, here you will find the hottest Sichuan cooking in Paris. White plastic table cloths, a distain for décor, even sometimes a distain for customers, it’s the best place to test your tolerance for the elusive Sichuan pepper.
The cold noodles are a highlight, as is the cold cucumber. The tofu will, quite deceptively, blow your head off. Longnecks of Tsingsao do little to abate the heat.
Impress fellow hipsters: by pointing out the sign on the window, which translates roughly to ‘consommation can cause dihorrea’. Perhaps not the greatest place for a date.
Deux Fois Plus de Piment, 33 Rue Saint-Sébastien 75011 Paris