Another new address added to the new generation of Chinese venues in Paris.
A new trendy Chinese venue
In the lines of Gros Bao or Panda Panda, here is Mao Dumping Bar, a sexy baby spot, taking the Marais by storm, open under the helm of a young entrepreneur who is orchestrating with brio all the new codes of cool Chinese cuisine, pop culture and foodporn in a decor that seems straight out of the new up-and-coming districts of Shanghaï.
Impossible to resist the call of large tables installed on the Rue de Saintonge, ideal to show up with the gang and dig into a feast of Asain street food in happy hour mode, doused with stylish beers (yum: Asahi tap!) and good cocktails such as the Shanghaï Mule (€12).
Baos, tapas and cocktails
So just click those chopsticks around their incredible home-made dumplings, such as the addictive Cheezy Jiaozi, this delicious bao made with pork, chives, melted cheddar, of the spicy Sichuan version with peanuts and chili oil (€11 for 8 pieces). The other speciality: Dan Dan Miam noodles, to slurp with a sesame sauce, chopped pork or tofu, peanuts and chives (€12 per bowl).
To be tested, shared and reordered: delicious Chinese tapas, starting with their amazing Taiwanese fried chicken (€10), sauteed eggplants or spring onion pancakes (€8) and frosty mochis (€5).
Open every day from noon to 10:30pm. Closed on Monday.
Also to be discovered: Grand Bao and Tonton Yun, the best Chinese in Paris.