What's New in Paris: Sunken Chip, Lobster Bar
- Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:00
- Written by Heidi Ellison
Paris Update What’s New in Paris
SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON
What could be a more appropriate location for Paris’s new chippy (fish and chips shop in British slang) than the rue de Vinaigriers (vinegar makers) in the 10th arrondissement? Fans of the deep-fried fast-food favorite are already lining up at the Sunken Chip (39, rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris; tel.: 01 53 26 74 46) and fighting for seats at the cramped shared wooden tables. The white-tiled interior is clean and bright, the service friendly and efficient, and the primary product nicely cooked and not too greasy, with bright-green mushy peas, good chips and plenty of Sarson’s malt vinegar on the table to drown them in. Sausage sandwiches and chip butties (French-fry sandwiches) are also available. Warning to true aficionados: the “classic” version is made with merlu (hake) rather than the traditional cod (presumably because the latter is endangered) and the serving of fish is distinctly smaller than what is generally found in the British Isles.