Craving modern and flavourful Chinese cuisine? There’s no need to scour gastronomic guides, the right place is in Saint-Germain-des-Prés!
As Auguste Escoffier said, “Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness”. For the past 12 years, Germanopratins have been delighted to dine at TaoKan, an institution of contemporary Chinese gastronomy conceived by Christophe Daine. The cuisine of the talented chef Au Tien Dat, who has been loyal to the establishment since the beginning, has become a benchmark. With unbridled creativity, he works with ingredients that are absent in traditional Chinese cuisine, such as eggplant, spinach, or scallops, but prepared in the traditional Chinese way, as delicate Dim Sum. The incredible Ruan Ke Xie, stir-fried soft-shell crabs from Hong Kong with pepper and fresh chilli, is a must-try. The Jiao Yan You Yu, stir-fried squids seasoned with salt, pepper, fresh chilli, and lime, is a classic, just like the Loc Lac beef with its TaoKan sauce and tangy onions. The same inventiveness extends to desserts, with the crispy chocolate egg rolls, an irresistible Franco-Asian delight. The delicious Matcha green tea crepe, presented like a maki roll and accompanied by fresh mango, creates a fantastic flavour bridge between Brittany and Asia. Far from passing trends, TaoKan invites you to a beautiful night in China on its elegant wooden terrace. Unmissable!
8, rue du Sabot – 75006 Paris – +33 1 42 84 18 36
1, rue du Mont Thabor – 75001 Paris – +33 1 42 61 97 88