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Paris: Au Pied de Cochon

Address: 6 Rue Coquillière, Paris
Telephone: 01 42 36 02 84

Sorry, but this post will have no photos because the lighting at the table where we were sitting was very bad. Everything had an overly red tint to it due to the glowing heater outside the window…

Ok, this entry is going to be short and to the point since there are no photos. Au Pied de Cochon is one of those pretty famous brasseries in Paris, and I can tell a lot of tourists frequent this place. Below was what we ordered:

Nice combination plate of pork terrines and hams. I found the hams a bit too sweet but the two types of terrine that we had were nice. Even though they had big fatty-looking chunks in their composition, they didn’t taste overly-fatty at all. It was great with the baguette provided. Oh! And there was this side dish of gherkins and toasted baguette and butter which came with the charcuterie. The gherkins were very refreshing and not overly salty as they sometimes are, and the butter was AMAZING. Salty and creamy and awesome…

Certainly this was one of the more unusual and unique foods that I have eaten during my lifetime. The outside layer of the sausage was very crispily panfried while the insides contained soft pig innards. One could actually see the shapes of the intestines and stuff, which were tube-like and white-ish in colour. Maybe it’s because I’m not that new to eating offals, but I found that the andouillette didn’t really smell that strongly. And it tasted pretty decent, too. It had that distinctive taste of pig stomach, well-known to any traditional Chinese person who frequents dim sum places. The crispy outter layer combined with the soft innards provided a nice texture contrast as well. My only big complaint is that it was a bit too salty, but otherwise, it was totally worth the try.

Pinot Noir:
One of the few times that I’ve tried wine, and it tasted like something synthetic. Bleh.

February 27, 2010 - Posted by | French, Paris, Restaurants, Travels

1 Comment »

  1. this is one of my favorite restaurants because the staff is friendly and I am poor! The prices are reasonable and the creme renverse is not to be missed. Chicken livers and lentil salade are good too.

    Comment by fifi | May 13, 2010 | Reply

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