The sixth is the center of our Parisian universe.  Though we take up just a tiny sliver of its 0.8 square mile (about 300 square feet to be exact), we have spent a large chunk of our dining hours within its boundaries, everywhere from hole-in-the-wall joints to nicer sit-down restaurants to the well-frequented Monoprix supermarket for a meal back at home.  There remain many known and unknown gems to be sampled but we have no doubt that we will get through most of them, or fail trying.  After all, we love eating as much as we love living where we live.
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Two Baguettes
Délices de Buci
14, rue de Buci
M° Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Euro - 8 or less
Sometimes when we just want to get some cheap, fast, and dirty Chinese food we find that it becomes a real challenge in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area.  Perhaps rent is too high; perhaps too many people are willing to pay a lot for so-so Chinese that the ubiquitous fast food purveyors of this genre are edged out.  Whatever it is, we are left with a place like Délices de Buci when we don’t feel like hopping on the métro to go to the 13th or Belleville.

Once, when Nez was out with her friend Tam, Riot thought he could pigged out on bad Chinese all by himself.  What he got was a bad version of wonton noodle soup where the noodles were soggy and the soup bland. Riot’s mom’s favorite critique of places she doesn’t like – this could be made better at home – is apt here.  The one upside was that the dumplings were OK; although one can’t really go wrong with something like that.

After that, we both pretty much avoided this place until one rainy night at the laundromat when the loads were taking too long to wash and dry and the clock was ticking toward closing time.  We thought cheap, fast, and dirty Chinese was in order and so we ended back here.  It was exactly what we needed and the pot stickers were good too.
  How can one go wrong with something so simple?:  The wonton noodle soup with decent wonton and horrid noodles.

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