Affordable with a side of hectic is the only way to describe this vast dining hall.
I generally don’t enjoy ‘Asian’ restaurants where the ambitious kitchen staff try to serve every known dish from Thailand, Vietnam, China and Japan, whilst still claiming some kind of culinary integrity. Le Tricotin is the exception to this rule.
If you are in a Dim Sum kind of mood, this is the place to be. Steamed or fried little buns and bags of chives, pork or prawns, the famed Cha siu bao, plates of Chow Mein noodles and the obligatory Fried Rice.
Here you can also snack on plates of Roast Pork (which gets its colour from food dye) and greasy-sweet Chinese sausage. There is also a myriad of Thai and Vietnamese noodle soups on the menu, though I am yet to try them.
Basically its busy, vibrant, disorganised, inexpensive and (usually) delicious. Go in with reasonable expectations about the service and decor and you will exit supremely satisfied.
Impress fellow hipsters: hit up Tang Frères post Dim-Sum for some serious Asian supermarket shopping.
Le Tricotin, 15 Avenue de Choisy 75013
T. +33 (0) 1 45 84 74 44
Metro: Porte de Choisy
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 11pm