Au Petit Thai

Normally in a Paris restaurant, sharing a dish with your dining partners is frowned upon. But at Au Petit Thai in the Marais, the practice is encouraged.

Our party of three started with Thai Nems, which arrived steaming hot, packed with beef and minced veggies, arranged just so on a strip of banana leaf. The accompanying red sauce was sweet, spicy and wonderfully perfumed.

Next came Pad Thai – light and flavorful, with the earth and crunch of peanuts accenting the sweetness of several plump shrimp – and curried vegetables, with tender chunks of cauliflower, brocolli, scallion, carrot, red and yellow peppers, in a sauce rich with coconut milk.

We eagerly spooned chicken sauteed with basil and perfectly cooked white rice onto our white porcelain dishes, and even though we went back for seconds, couldn’t finish everything our friendly servers placed in front of us.

The restaurant is small, and reservations are encouraged. Our starter, three dishes, rice and drinks came to 80 euros – combining good value with fresh, memorable food and pleasant surroundings.

4, rue du Roi de Sicile

01 42 72 75 75