Diane, A Broad
February 28, 2013

Tricotin

Who’s got two thumbs and is behind on blogging? *points to self*

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So! This dim sum thing has, to my delight, become a regular occurrence. Every weekend, on Saturday or Sunday morning, you can find a group of anywhere from four to a dozen expats meeting up in the 13th and noisily consuming stacks of steamer baskets full of plump dumplings.

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We recently started trying a new place, Tricotin, which is right across the street from our other usual dim sum place, La Chine Massena. I like it because it has huge windows that look out into the street, which let a lot of light in. I also love the fried items on the menu, in which La Chine Massena is sadly lacking.

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On the minus side, no carts. You order from a printed menu. It feels a little less “authentic” that way.

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For more on our recent dim sum adventures, visit:

Expat Edna
La Vie à Paris

The rule for dim sum in Paris seems to be: get there early. We always plan our outings for 11am and never have trouble getting a table, even for a dozen people. But around noon, it gets so busy that sometimes it’s standing room only for the people who are waiting.

Tricotin
15 Avenue de Choisy, 75013 (Porte de Choisy)
01 45 84 74 44
€15-20 per person.

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  • http://feeltheairinparis.wordpress.com Feel the air in Paris

    I LOVE Dim Sum, that’s a shame this place is so far away! But 11am, really?

  • http://holayessica.wordpress.com Jessica of HolaYessica

    Yum, that looks so tasty!

  • Ken Handel

    People who love a particular food, especially in cities with great dining options and droves of foodies, get used to standing on line. In New York City, one of the top five pizzerias, in Brooklyn, has a line outside from about 10 am till well into the night. For the most popular high-end New York places, reservations frequently start 30 days in advance. So you have to call as early as possible on the 30th day, and constantly hit re-dial to get through to get a table, usually at an off-hour like 6:30 pm or 10:30 pm.

  • http://driftwoodanddaydreams.blogspot.com/ Aryn

    That’s so cool that you can get traditional Chinese food in Paris! It’s a little more challenging to find Mexican food while abroad, though.

  • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

    Yup! Arrival time is essential: at 11am they were more or less empty, and by noon they were mobbed.

  • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

    It was, it was!

  • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

    True. We have that here with the uber-popular bistros like Frenchie, where you used to have to call between 3pm and 5pm and hope someone picked up.

  • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

    Yeah! There’s an entire Chinatown actually, with asian grocery stores and everything. Even the McDonald’s sign is in Mandarin.