Yes. Cravings. I haz them. Regardless of place and time, my tummy wanted Udon because the rest of me was so so cold in the Parisian winter. Luckily, our Airbnb was really close to a cluster of Asian shops and foods so we wandered into Sanukiya. OMG what a find!!
Only after we were seated in the small enclosed patio seating did I notice all the accolades and awards stuck to the windows. Michelin Guide restaurant 4 years in a row??? Waaaaat!! We got super lucky because we arrived just after they opened, soon the wait line began to form and wind its way down the street.
I got the lunch set that came with choice of udon (I got the Misotama Udon which comes with Pork Miso, Poached Egg, and Arugula), fried chicken, japanese omelette, chicken and burdock rice. But they’re also known for their dry udon, so we also got the Niku Oroshi Udon which comes with Beef, Poached Egg, Scallions, Seaweed, Sesame and Grated Radish with hot sauce to pour.
Omg it was so delicious. It was warm, and filling, and the soup/sauce was an amazing blend of sweet and salty, the meats were super tender, and the egg. I think I have a weird obsession with perfectly under cooked eggs and this place does it amazingly. The eggs were so soft that you could break it with your spoon and stir it around in your bowl to coat the noodles. This adds a warmth and thickness to the meal that is unmatched.
And let me take a moment to appreciate the staff. They were polite, super informative, and spoke French, English, Japanese, and Korean and that’s just the languages I overheard! #Canteven
I felt bad for all the people waiting outside in the cold so we didn’t linger, but this was the best meal to fight off the cold and energize me for a full day of exploring.
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