Paris is not impervious to sweeping food trends that take Instagram and online reviews by storm. The latest, after meatballs and juice presses, is the bao burger. Tired of the classic hamburger overload in the city of lights, the smart cookies who made bao burgers a thing hit the spot : a fluffy steamed bun of Chinese origin – the bao – filled with all sorts of culinary delights, inspired by Asia and beyond.
Newcomer Siseng is all that and so much more. Take a prime location on the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin, an endearing tale of a family venturing out to start a business together, and an Asian bazaar of flavors : sounds like a winning combination, right ? Get ready to wait in line for a little while, since the word is out that Siseng is the real deal.
Mother, son, and aunt work hand in hand to make the magical flavor medley happen. The bao burger is what draws diners in – with the five-spice beef version, who would say no ? — but the menu offers an enticing array of dishes inspired by Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and more : shrimp croquettes, fresh spring rolls, black bean noodles, a bento, and tempura are only a few of the options to spice up the night. Kick back with a few cocktails (just as delicious) and simply enjoy!