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Ngoun Heng

Parigi Sep 1, 2011 08:46 AM

Have our rue Fb St Denis hounds - you know who you are… - been?
This tiny restaurant is on 1 rue des Petites Ecuries. No, it is really a food window, with a huge crowd outside at lunch time. I only found one review somewhere that said it has good Thai food.
Please enlighten.

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    vielleanglaise RE: Parigi Sep 4, 2011 03:25 PM

    Yes. It's my stop-gap lunch joint and I've been, or taken out, hundreds of times.

    I tend to stick to same things though: the rouleaux de printemps, and boeuf basilique with vegetable stir-fried noodles. The spicy travers de porc are good, but she doesn't always have them.

    The very nice lady who works there, who theatrically appears from the depths of the establishment during quieter hours when you summon her by ringing the little bell on the counter, is from Cambodia.

    She caters for a lot of the ticket-restaurant wielding office workers around here who aren't always the most adventurous of eaters. While better than most Asian traiteur fare, some of the dishes are more drab than others, if you know what I mean.

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    1. re: vielleanglaise
      Parigi RE: vielleanglaise Sep 5, 2011 04:28 AM

      Merci, Vieille. You're my number one chow spy.

      "I tend to stick to same things though: the rouleaux de printemps, and boeuf basilique with vegetable stir-fried noodles. The spicy travers de porc are good, but she doesn't always have them."

      Even in the better Chinese and Southeast Asian restaurants, one can usually count with two hand the dishes that are doable, from a menu the length of "War and Peace". In a resto that will remain anonymous, I once tried to order a dish outside the edible ten, and the patronne, smiling apologetically, whispered that the dish was no good and was for "the others", motioning to the full salle. So you probably ordered right chez Ngoun Heng. :-)

      1. re: vielleanglaise
        Parigi RE: vielleanglaise Oct 28, 2011 11:24 AM

        Very good nem. Real texture distinction and taste distinction between inside and outside. No overwhelming MSG taste. Tastes very homemade.

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