Mirama – A taste of home

Having not returned to Asia, especially Hong Kong, in 4 months can be proven to be particularly difficult on the mind but also on the stomach. Being mainly on a French diet, I thought it would be a good idea to get some Cantonese into my system. Mirama proved to be the place – a Cantonese restaurant a few steps away from Notre-Dame, and more accessible than Paris’ Chinatown in the 13th district.
It’s a no frills restaurant that specializes in duck but also the shrimp dumpling soup is hard to beat – both fresh and full of flavor.
As I walked in, I immediately felt a good vibe as it reminded me of home. The kitchen (chef, butcher, noodle guy all in one) stands on the right with the hanging roasted ducks just out of the back kitchen; I heard Cantonese being used between the waiters and many other fellow Honkie customers throughout the restaurant.
The wonton soup, was good. It was very hot and tasted like I expected it to taste…no surprises.
Crispy noodle with sliced pork and bean sprouts
The Charsiu – barbecued pork chunks were fatty and tender slices of heaven.  They tend to be seasoned with a mixture of honey, five-spice powder, fermented tofu (red), dark soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and some rice wine.
Bean curd with mixed meat in hot pot
The half-roasted duck was the main star of the show. It was juicy, meaty, not dry and the skin was very crispy.
If it’s a bite you want and don’t want to get trapped by those so-called touristic ‘authentic’ Chinese food restaurants, or if you need a quick Hong Kong fix, Mirama will not disappoint.
Mirama (Opened daily)

17 Rue Saint-Jacques, 75005
Metro: Cluny-La Sorbonne (Ligne 10)
Tel:01 43 54 71 77

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  1. […] cold coming its way through Paris. Still in need of Chinese food satisfaction, we decided to go to Mirama Restaurant serving the best roast duck in Paris. I’ve been there before and it’s a good way to […]

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