Sino-Thai Street Food in Les Halles
The third location by the name, after those in the Bastille and the Canal Saint-Martin districts, Street Bangkok is giving Paris another jolt of Thai street food at the heart of the bustling Les Halles district: same street style with fake scaffolding showcasing delicious rotisserie fare around the order counter, now with a nice palette of Cantonese options (glazed duck, char-siu pork, etc.) and Thai stir-fries. Once you have placed your order and paid at the counter, you can settle into the dining room or on the small terrace to wait for one of the friendly waiters to bring you your meal. We were a little dubious about the authenticity of the cuisine, fearing that the concept may have taken precedence over the quality, but we were very pleasantly surprised.
The excellent crispy pork salad (with the thadeua spring roll, a Laotian specialty that is both spicy and refreshing, priced at €6 or €10 depending on the size) was bursting with authentic flavor, as was the green papaya salad with dried shrimp (€6 or €10). The five-spice lacquered pork we then tasted recalled those of the best Cantonese food stalls (€9, €12 or €15) and the sautéed noodles with beef and dark soy (€10 or €12) were nice and caramelized like a pad Thai. Small selection of sweets like the coco mango and banana tapioca at €5 and €6. A word of warning, the portions are very generous so it’s best to order your meal in stages unless you want to go home with a doggy bag!
Street Bangkok Roast & Beer – Sino-Thai Street Food
No reservation. Noon to 11pm – Open daily – Average price: €20.