Papo, flavorful Portuguese street-food in Paris 11th arrondissement

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Published by Manon C. · Photos by Manon C. · Published on 3 November 2021 at 17h45
This new eatery called Papo highlights a little-known Portuguese specialty: Papo, a small stuffed bread coming in several and mouthwatering versions.

As winter is coming, everyone is trying to keep up as they can. If you are someone who loves putting sun on your plate, then you will be delighted to hear the opening of a new restaurant in the 11th arrondissement, shining a light on little-known Portuguese specialties.

Called Papo, this new and bright eatery dedicated to street food is named after a typically Portuguese bread that can be eaten all day around.

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Running the place, Morgane Thomas and Anissa Martinho revisit this specialty their way, based on secret recipes given by Anissa’s grandmother and based on thoroughly-selected ingredients: fresh vegetables, yellow chicken from Vendée, free-range pork from Gers, while the cod, spices, cheese and oil come straight from Portugal. And let us tell you the sourcing is irreproachable!

Moving on to the recipe, the papo is based on light and golden bread, stuffed with salad, pickled vegetables, twisted with piri-piri chili ketchup and softened up with mayonnaise and Portuguese cheese. And here, the papo is served through several mouthwatering versions, such as the Crispy Fango based on very crispy yellow chicken from Vendée coated in corn flakes, paprika and secrete marinade; or the vegetarian version if you are following this diet.

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As for us, we went for (and fell in love with) the Mashed Bacalhau inspired by Portuguese fish & chips with crunchy and smooth cod fritters based on potatoes, parsley and onions; as well as the Pulled Porco based on pulled pork from Gers marinated and cooked for 12 hours. A delight served with thin and crispy fries. We also went - just for a treat because the sandwiches are very hearty ! - for the tosta mista (€5), a Portuguese grilled cheese sandwich with lots of cheese and perfectly toasted bread, cheeky!

As for dessert, let us fall for the most Portuguese pastry ever: the pastel de nata, to pair with lemon Frize lemonade, Super Bock beer, or Sumol soda.

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Alright let us go and discover this eatery taking us to Portugal with much recourse to azulejo tiles, cataplanas, floor tiles and especially wonderful smells coming from the kitchen all the way down the street!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 28 October 2021

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    Location

    217 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
    75011 Paris 11

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