Les Pâtes Vivantes: Hand-Pulled Chinese Noodles in Paris
It was a bit cool, if not downright cold, during the "Paris Fashion Walk" yesterday, so I decided to treat myself to lunch at a Chinese noodle restaurant, Les Pâtes Vivantes, that I've been wanting to try as much for the show as for the food. The noodles are hand-pulled, an art that involves taking a thick rope of dough, pulling it, and then folding and refolding it until the dough miraculously turns into long, thin noodles.
The Chinese woman, who I think was the owner of the restaurant, generously agreed to let me take photos of the chef pulling the noodles and then shared the following story with me:
My fried noodles with vegetables were Euros 10. With a complimentary carafe of water, it was an inexpensive, yet interesting, experience.
Les Pâtes Vivantes
46 rue Faubourg Montmartre
Metro: Le Peletier
22 Blvd St. Germain