Saturday, November 22, 2014
L'As du Fallafel in Paris, France
For as long as I can remember, I've always heard that L'As du Fallafel in the quarter of Le Marais in Paris had the best Falafel in France, if not even whole Europe. Knowing that KR is as much as a food-lover as I am, I suggested we try "one of the world's best" for our first dinner in Paris.
I was surprised to see that we were able to have a table right away. I guess we were in pretty early for a summer evening. But I didn't care - I was too excited knowing I was finally here!
But quickly more and more tables started filling up and boy was I glad that we arrived early. In case you didn't know, I hate waiting in line for food. I would do it, but I would also be bitching about it all along.
KR and I each got a Classic Fallafel. It felt heavy in my hand.
The sandwich looked perfect. Generous and balanced serving of the fried chickpea balls, fresh vegetables, and white sauce. I was excited to bite into it!
We were even served this amazing spicy sauce. I have no idea what it was specifically made of, but it was the perfect balance between salt and heat.
I loved the spicy sauce so much that I even paired it with the French Fries.
I don't know if this was the classic case of over expectation. To this day, I still read lots of positive reviews online and they insist that L'As du Fallafel is the best of the best. I wasn't as overwhelmed and amazed by it. At some point, I had bitter after tastes and it seemed like the chickpea balls weren't fried properly. I gave up halfway through and didn't even finish my sandwich! What a bummer!