Living in the capital of the country is quite busy. I have yet to find time for my perfect cocooning and lounging. Especially when I took a huge leap of challenge on Sunday to attend pole dancing class with my new house mate, Katie. (Who moved into the apartment one week later than me). I kid you not, i am aching everywhere since then. Long story short, I can't even do the basic spinning right. The one and half hour was expensive, I personally think that there's 2 or 3 students extra for the class because there weren't enough pole to spin on. But lessons were fun. I tagged along out of curiosity. I wouldn't call it pole dancing - It's more like pole acrobatics, or pole spinning. ;)
Anyway, Paris. So many restaurants and bars around. And since my best buddy (Clementine) has left Paris permanently, I don't have anyone to go cafe hopping with. Thankfully, before she left, she brought me to Kong. It's a japanese/french fusion cuisine restaurant bar. I've been there twice so far now. And consolidate both visits with all the food that I've tried. It's a chic place, probably for hipsters, located near Pont Neuf. Right opposite a huge Louis Vuitton building. It's on the fifth floor. And if you go for food, you'll actually have to climb up another level for the full rooftop dining experience. The glass roof is really amazing. I still can't stop having the "... if ever this whole room is turned into my bedroom.." kind of thoughts going through my head. I've only been there for dinner, so I got to see the sky getting darker. Since a lot of people who went there sound like tourists, I took the chance of snapping photos, the blogger instincts. :)
The ambiance is pretty good. The dining roof is actually quite small. So customers are actually clustered together. Plus you share table with other customers, which I found it quite unpleasant. The food was good, but I didn't think that the price was correct, it felt more like, you're paying for the ambiance instead. Kong Plate was actually filling even if it was shared along me and my parents. My apologies for all the dark food photos, but as you can see, we were almost eating in the dark! The truffle udons were good. Since it was the first time I tried black truffles, they have a papery texture and smells pretty much divine. But I can't deny that I wasn't disappointed. 35€ for the little small bowl, I was expecting more, not just plainly black truffles with udon in cream sauce. Clementine also complained that the amount of lobster she had definitely didn't weight up to 500 grams as mentioned. I think there's also a mix of chinese cuisine, because the Margret de carnard was in a delicious sweet chinese sauce that I couldn't name. As for desserts, they served pastries from Pierre Hermé. I did the wrong move to order the 2000 feuilles after my udon, because they were huge, like really huge ( that's why it's called 2000 feuilles ). Seriously had problem finishing it, even if it was great. (drughappy)
Another major thing that disturbed me the most was the noise level and maybe their waitresses. (wtf) It's the noisiest restaurant I've ever been to in France in my whole life. The ambiance music was loud. Most people who come for food aren't french. Loud english conversations going on almost in every direction. All the waitresses were dressed in super short skirts/dress, sky-high heels. I see them adjusting their skirt for every step they made (I'm not exaggerating), I'm pretty much amazed that they can hold out the whole day walking on floatish carpet on those heels. I don't get why all of them have a tiny satchel swinging over their shoulders either, which I find them super annoying.
I don't think I'd go there for food again, I find it a little over the top for the price range. I'd like to go back for a drink though :)