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“Summer visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Delices ShanDong

Delices ShanDong
88 boulevard de l'hopital, Paris, France (Gobelins)
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Ranked #2,088 of 13,382 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Gobelins
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Summer visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Well, we visited there on the last night of our week long holiday. What a gold mine! It was busy when we arrived but we did not have to wait long for a table. Unfortunately we were next to two elderly ladies that having finished their meal, were smoking like chimneys. However, the food arrived in good time and was delicious. Even my wife, who can be a bit critical of Chinese food, enjoyed her meal. If you want a taste of authentic Chinese food, get yourself along and give your palette a treat.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Authentic Chinese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a low-profile family-run place with delicious plates from the Quingdao province.
Try the raviolis with cabbage and pork with spicy ribs and tofu. Good large soups too.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“The best Chinese food in Paris!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We were lucky enough to be seated without a reservation. People came about 30 minutes after us without one and stood outside in the rain to wait to be seated. It was the best food I have ever had! We tried the dumplings (to die for), the fried rice was delicious, “Intestins de porc aromatisé” (flavored pork intestines) they were absolutely fantastic! We also tried a chicken dish with bean sprouts and one that looked like orange chicken (it was fantastic as well). I cannot recommend this place enough!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Chinese restaurant in Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I tried to eat there or order food every night I am in Paris even when Metro rides take us extra 45 minutes.

Visited June 2012
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Paris, France
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“As good as it gets!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Typically we go for Asian food for lunch with friends on the week-ends (comme d'habitude), and usually around Avenue de Choisy in the heart of the 13eme arrondissement, Chinatown. Today for lunch we decided to do something different and head over to the other side of the 13eme, along the boulevard de l’Hôpital. We selected “Délice de Shandong”. Shandong, being a Northeast province of China, and is known for its vinegars, grains, peanuts, seafood, and they favor steamed breads vs rice as their starch of choice.

We were 5-people. We ordered several dishes and they came at varying times as in most Chinese restaurants. So here’s what we ordered:

We ordered the “Soupe avec le goût pimenté et aigre” (Hot spicy sour soup). Great consistency, tasty, but we all agreed it was lacking something. So, we asked for some soy sauce and vinegar, keep in mind Shandong region of China is well known for their vinegar. I just added vinegar to mine, since I found the salt balance just fine. What a difference it made. It tasted like what “hot and sour soup” is suppose to taste like.

Ravioli au porc et chou (potstickers). They were a little bit on the doughy side, and one companion was expecting it to be a little pan fried so the bottom would be crunchy and the top steam sort of like gyoza (Japanese version), but it was all steamed. Regardless, I thought they were good.

“Intestins de porc aromatisé” (flavored pork intestines). This was probably our favorite dish. It’s a spicy dish accompanied by sweet banana chilis, with a nice layer of hot chili oils. Pork intestines can have a funky odor and taste, but the Chef did a great job of ensuring they were cleaned properly We devoured this dish like no tomorrow. It isn’t for everyone, in fact, my best friend would not eat the intestines, but he did eat the banana peppers. And, it is a very spicy dish!

Porc fumé sautés pimenté (Spicy smoked pork sautéed). This was our second most favorite dish. It was spicy, smoky, and was "chowed" with leeks and tofu, with the latter having the consistency of tempeh. The pork was pork belly, now how can you go wrong with that.

We had one vegetarian dish. “Aubergines à la sauce piquante” (Eggplant with a spicy sauce). Eggplant has a tendency to absorb a lot of oils, but there’s a difference between being greasy and oily, and this dish did have chili oils as a flavoring agent, which gave it a little heat, it was delicious. We loved it. I think there’s a trend here that we’re liking the really spicy dishes.

Lastly, at the request of one of friends who doesn’t really eat spicy, we ordered two dishes: the “Poulet aux ciboulettes à la vapeur” (Steamed chicken with chives), and Boeuf sauté aux oignons (Beef sautéed with onions).

Poulet aux ciboulettes à la vapeur. This was a very mild and delicate dish. Surprisingly, the chicken was very, very tender and moist; probably due to the steaming and the fact that they didn’t over steam it. The added chives gave it another delicate layer. We liked it, but were not wowed by it.

Boeuf sauté aux oignons. Except for one person, this was the dish that we all unanimously agreed was “boring”. I don’t know how else to describe it except it was dull and not very imaginative. It’s something you could get at the Chinese “traiteur” in Paris.

It looks like this group really liked the spicy dishes. I’ve noticed in France that a lot of restaurants that would typically be “spicy” in their native countries "Frenchify" their food and tone it down. This restaurant stays true to its roots. The dishes that were suppose to be spicy, were.

All of us liked the food; however, my best friend preferred the Chinese food around the Ave de Choisy.

Summary: This is the next best thing to be being in China, San Francisco, or NYC. Unfortunately, we had ordered so many dishes that we neglected some other dishes that are known for this region, such as the seafood, steamed breads and peanuts... Oh well, there’s always another day. And, we’ll be sure to go back!

For 5-people including 2-beers, 2-sodas, and a big bottle of Badoit (sparkling water), our bill came to 18 euros each.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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