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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Wabosso
6, rue des Ciseaux
Closed Sundays
01.53.10.87.19
M° Saint-Germain-des-Près

Euro - 17 to 24   
We thought we would celebrate our anniversary by splurging on our first Korean meal in Paris but dinner at Wabosso turned out to cost about the same as it would back home.  (We are not talking about college-day Korean BBQ at Steve’s here.  The only differences were the smaller portions (it’s France after all) and fewer choices when it came to the banchan (again, probably because it’s France).
 
 
 
 
  A pre-atonement for all the meat that follows:  The salade that is one option to start out one’s menu meal.
 
 
When we arrived the staff was still slowly springing back from the long afternoon break.  By now, we have learned that the dining critical mass does not form until much later in the evening but today we had a valid excuse for being the first diners:  We had an appointment with Thom Yorke & Co. at the stuffily hot Palais Omnisports in Bercy later that night.  When it comes to the food, go for the menu (19€) as it costs just a bit more than a main course (14€ for the pork or chicken BBQ) and gives you the sense of a complete dining experience.  Nez started with a salade that was good (Nez has a healthy distrust of adjectives).  Riot dodged the greens and selected the galette de pomme de terre, fried potato patties that together with its soy sauce dip tasted like Riot’s childhood favorite dish, bot chien.  Next came the potage miso (not sure why it was not called soupe instead because it clearly was not meat-based).  Finally, the meats, what we really came for, were delicious.  Nez’s poulet grillé à la sauce piquante contained small chunks of lightly flavored chickens and Riot’s tiny morsels of meat, porc grillé à la sauce piquante, though similarly sauced, had a tangier taste and also a tad more oily.  Ask for some extra sauce piquante to further enhance the taste.  This was through and through a good Korean outing and the food was as memorable and solid as the hefty, heavy chopsticks.
 
 
 
 
 
  Sometimes things just taste better fried:  The galette de pomme de terre are just fried potato patties but they beat plain old fries.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
  And now, this is what we came for:  The porc grillé à la sauce piquante along with the banchan in the small dishes.
 
 
 
 
 
  Different meat, same great BBQ:  The poulet grillé à la sauce piquante along with more banchan choices.
 
 
 
 
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