When we talk about the 13th, we are using the shorthand for the Chinatown of Paris (which itself is a bit of a misnomer because almost every Asian ethnicity is represented here).  Specifically, we are referring to the abundance of food choices in this arrondissement, most of which could be had for a real bargain when compared with the prices in the central part of town.  More than just cost, however, one can find here the authenticity that is often lacking elsewhere.  While some people may not think of eating anything but “French” food when they visit, by doing so, they would be mistaken and selling themselves short of the multicultural experience that is this modern-day capital.

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Three Baguettes
103, avenue d’Ivry
M° Tolbiac

Euro - 9 to 16
  Please enjoy the photographs while the review is being translated from the French!
  Who knew Loations eat banh beo:  A surprise banh beo (6€) find in this town that was pretty good.
  Enough meat to offset all the greens:  The lap neua (6.80€) is Riot’s idea of a salad.
  Deep fry and creamy curry:  The thai pla chouchi (9.20€) douses a deep-fried filet of pollock in tasty red curry and coconut milk.
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