Searching for the best Ramen around the world has been one of my priorities. When in Paris, a ramen bowl after the other, I crave this unique bowl daily. After discovering Kotteri Ramen on my last trip, I had planned to spot at least two this January. Google maps recommended Taiyo.
Taiyo is a small restaurant set in a corridor shape serving eight choices of Ramen bowls. Pork with soya sauce, pork with salt, miso ramen, miso kimchi, spicy beef, and chicken ramen among others. You can add toppings like cheese, pickled cabbage, seaweed, and braised pork.
We sat at the bar, waited to be served in this calm ambiance. For me a Ramen shop needs to be crowded and loud, it’s Japanese street food after all.
Quickly prepared, two ramen bowls landed on our table. Sauce, thin noodles, a boiled egg cut in half -served cold-, spring onions and thin slices of pork. Good quality Ramen bowls but there is nothing exceptional and memorable about them; comparing it to many other experiences I’ve had, I felt something was missing in those plates. The gyoza and cucumber pickles on another hand are both exceptional.
Good quality fast food Japanese cuisine in Paris but not part of my favorite top10 list.