French food notes: Asian food sour not sweet in France

In our series providing a sideways glance at French food, we ask why the French accept mediocre Asian cooking

You could have knocked this food noter down with a Thai basil leaf recently when, during a delightful sojourn in Amiens, I had a ‘French’ Asian culinary experience that smashed long-held preconceptions and left me gobsmacked – for once, the food was authentic and superb. It was such a rare find that I went back three nights in a row.

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