SWEETEA’S : A KOREAN RESTAURANT IN PARIS

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61 Rue des Gravilliers , 75003 Paris, France TEL: +33148878179

Opening Hours: Monday Closed – Tuesday 12:00/15:00 19:00/22:00 – Wednesday 12:00/15:00 19:00/22:00 – Thursday 12:00/15:00 19:00/22:00 Friday 12:00/15:00 19:00/22:00 Saturday 12:00/22:00 – Sunday 12:00/22:00

BIBIMBAP (Korean Rice Bowl)

Bibimbap is one of the most well known and healthy Korean dishes. The term “bibim” refers to the act of mixing various ingredients together and it is associated with the noun “bap” meaning rice.

Bibimbap is served as a bowl of steamed white rice topped with fresh and cooked vegetables, red chili pepper (gochujang), soy sauce. It is common to add raw or fried egg as well as sliced beef (raw or seasoned grilled.) You can make endless variations of the dish depending on your preferences.It is healthy, colourful and low caloric intake.

Historically, the dish was made to get rid of the leftovers before the new year. The side dishes were put in a bowl of rice and mixed together in order to be eaten  on the eve of the lunar new year.

KIMCHI

Kimchi is a famous Korean side dish you will likely find in any Korean restaurant. It is a fermented vegetable dish made of napa cabbage, radishes, chili powder, garlic, ginger and onions. There are hundreds of varieties available however it is mainly known as a spicy fermented cabbage dish. Kimchi is popular for its health benefits. It is high in fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K and it is renowned for its probiotic qualities due to the fermentation of vegetables.

Bingsu (Korean shaved ice)

Bingsu is a traditional and popular Korean dessert (especially during summer). It is made of ice shaving and topped with ice cream. You can add to this basis the ingredients of your choice such as fresh fruits, red beans, chocolate or cereal flakes. The plus? It might come with condensed milk or syrup to put over the bingsu.

If you want to taste these authentic Korean dishes without having to travel thousands of miles we recommend Sweetea’s.

Sweetea’s was created by two childhood friends passionate about Korean culture. After their trip to Korea they decided to bring back to Paris Korean dishes and street foods they discovered and associated them with the Western culture. (We tried it and this fusion food is finger licking good !)

The prices are affordable, during lunchtime, at noon you can go for the €12 or €14 menu.

The plus is that you can choose to have your dish in a hot stone bowl for the Bibimbap. I ordered the Kimchi fried rice volcano rice and the server poured the omelette around the rice which continued to cook by itself on the hot plate.

The decoration is sober and the atmosphere of the restaurant is relaxed and peaceful. The staff is lovely and helpful.

Bon appétit !

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