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Review: My friends and I LOVE Tien Hiang, and we go at every possible opportunity. It is ALL vegetarian asian cuisine (offering a variety of chinese, vietnamese, japanese, and thai menu options) so you don't have to worry about picking something that has a meat base or little flecks of something suspicious floating around. There is soy sauce and hot sauce on the table for you to use at your leisure, but chances are you probably won't need it! I have tried many things on the menu and they are all delicious. Even if you don't like mock meat, there is usually a tofu option as well (but I highly recommend their fake pork!) The menu is extensive and allows for all kinds of taste buds. You can rack up quite a tab if you are like us and want to order as much as possible, but for two people it is very difficult to exceed 25 euros. They have several "menu" options that, for a fixed price, you can order an appetizer and rice, main dish, and dessert. It can be far away (I have to switch 3 times) but it is totally worth it! Try not to go late on the weekends because it is the busiest time. It is rather small and very popular--but no fear, if you really want some good food on a friday night, they do take-out! The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They offer french or english menus, are quick to bring you your food and drinks, and you can pay with cash or a card. They tally it up by hand, so it is extremely easy to split a check. Some of the waitstaff can speak English if needed. My favorite things are absolutely the potage pekinois, anything with porc, and the riz cantonais. The menu varies from even less than 3,50 (though mostly rice) to above 10,00, and everything is reasonably priced--and you get good sized portions for what you pay. The easiest way to get there from Voltaire is to take the Léon Blum exit, cross the street to the place LB and you can follow along ave Parmentier until you hit rue du chemin vert on your right (about a block or two down), follow it until you pass by a bar/tabac across from a boulangerie, and you know you are getting close. It is on the right side of the street.
Posted by tyrantasaur on Friday, November 20, 2009