The coastline of the French Riviera is dotted with plenty of restaurants and bistros that offer local cuisine, where grilled meat and fish abound, accompanied by the usual round of “salads” with their sauces that make France so much. In the wreckage, however, I noticed a considerable number of Asian restaurants, with the nuances of culinary traditions from the former colonies. Here are some addresses if you want to enjoy the French identity in their entirety and in any case if you are interested in a parenthesis between exotic straw bag and a checkered shirt Vichy.
Let’s start with Le Palais Oriental, a trio of restaurants that are located in Cannes, Saint Laurent du Var and Saint Raphael famous for their couscous (some say the best in the region) with menus from €29.00 to enjoy before the spectacle of belly dancing, Le Comptoir de Macao at 24 rue Bivouac Napoleon provides Asian fusion cuisine and the particularity of a tearoom with the strangest and most sought after varieties to taste.
Among the most popular restaurants – at least according to the overload of reservations – the Wok Shop in the Rue Cassini, here a drink called sake and when you sit down at the table you can choose what you will end up in the wok to composer: from chicken to seafood, the type of noodles to finish with 10 accompanying sauces.
And it is precisely in the Chinese quarter nicoise which finally will find Le Dragon Bleu, Vietnamese restaurant with the super classics of eastern cuisine – according to the menu around €40.00 – possibly to be enjoyed sitting at a table near the aquarium.