C introduced me to Imperial de Choisy, and it’s since become our go-to on nights when coming up with something to eat for dinner, let alone cooking it, is all too much. It does a delicious spicy, fried soft-shell crab (14€) to start, and the best prawn wonton soup (9€) I’ve ever had. Apparently other things are equally good, but I am invariably too tired to branch out and, really, those two dishes nail it every time.
For nights when even holding a conversation is too much, they have TVs mounted on the wall, playing a variety of intriguing Chinese game shows and South Korean dramas.
Imperial de Choisy is open every day from 12h00 – 23h00.
You can find Imperial de Choisy at 32, avenue de Choisy, 75013.
– Joanna York