Atelier Mala is the place to be to enjoy Chinese food in Paris. And not any kind: Sichuan specialties, this south-west province in China renown for its spicy gastronomy. Meet in rue Notre Dame de Lorette in the heart of Paris 9th arrondissement between Saint-Georges and Pigalle.
From Sichuan we know the pepper, but there are also chili plants: “Ma” and “La”, the basic ingredients of this flavorful and spicy cuisine.
One of the 4 associates living in Chengdu – Sichuan capital – Ewan supplies Atelier Mala with local spices. As for the food, Sou works with two assistants. Wheat noodles and dumplings are homemade with fresh dough made and kneaded before each service.
Super flavorful and spicy, Sichuan food is known as a gem of Chinese gastronomy. Among the specialties, we have beef, but Atelier Mala also provides delicious dishes for vegans.
Freshness and authenticity are the watchwords at Atelier Mala including a mouthwatering and affordable menu. For instance, you have Mala dumplings stuffed with pork and ginger (€6), Sichuan potatoes (€4) or Suan Cai Mi Xian Beef, rice noodle soup with beef and marinated Chinese cabbage (€12).
Fun fact, behind the Atelier Mala adventure, there are 4 associates: Stanislas, Clément, Ewan and Gaspard. Food passionate Stanislas launched the project when returning to Paris after spending 5 years in China. Atelier Mala started in small premises in rue La Bruyère and has now developed and is getting comfy at 56 rue notre Dame de Lorette.
And the icing on the cake is that after having dinner, you can continue the night at Mala Club, the speakeasy set in the basement. The place to be for sure!
From 11 March 2019 to 11 March 2020
56 Rue Notre Dame de Lorette
75009 Paris 9
Métro : Saint Georges (ligne 12) ou Pigalle (ligne 2 et 12)
Pommes de terre à la Sichuanaise: 4 €
Raviolis Mala: 6 €
Suan Cai Mi Xian Boeuf: 12 €
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