Jajangmyeon at Songsan in Paris


Above, kimchi as one of the banchan.

Above, danmuji.



Eglise Saint-Ferdinand des Ternes

The Eglise Saint-Ferdinand-des-Ternes is a catholic church located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. It was built in the Byzantine Revival style in the mid-20th century.

Above, pipe organ made by Cavaillé-Coll.

Above, baptismal font.

Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil

The Jardin des serres d’Auteuil is a botanical garden created in the 18th century and located in the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris. Its main attraction is a series of large greenhouses, built around a French-style garden. Entrance is free.

Above, coming from Square des Poètes.

Above, greenhouse.

Above, succulent greenhouse.

Above, in the cactus greenhouse.

Above, central French-style garden.

Above, palmarium greenhouse.

Above, Sahel greenhouse.

Above, in the New Caledonia greenhouse.

Above, Serre des Crotons.

Above, main gate.

Square des Poètes

The Square des Poètes is a park located right next to the Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil in western Paris. It is dedicated to poetry, with busts of famous poets (Victor Hugo, Théophile Gautier, Alexander Pushkin…) and 48 plaques with French poetry.

Above, plaques with poetry.

Above, monkey puzzle tree.

Above, signs of spring.

Above, bust of Victor Hugo.

Above, bust of Alexander Pushkin.

Sichuan beef shreds / Twice cooked pork / Mapo tofu / Kung Pao chicken / Sichuan boiled beef at Jia Yan in Paris

Jia Yan is one of my favorite Sichuan-style Chinese restaurants in Paris. They have a large selection of dishes so I went there many times.

Below, dry-fried Sichuan beef shreds (干煸牛肉丝).

Below, twice cooked pork (回锅肉).

Below, mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐).

Above,  I also had the Chinese chive pancakes (葱油饼) with the mapo tofu.

Below, Gong Bao chicken (宫保鸡丁).

Below, Sichuan spicy boiled beef (水煮牛肉).

Below, complimentary starters.

Below, complimentary fruits for dessert.