A famous Crepe street on Rue du Montparnasse, there weren’t so many Asian faces that I had come to anticipate compared to the likes of Laduree or Angelina. As someone who has a crepe fetish, I have imprinted this street into my mind as the 1st place to visit if I long for crepes in Paris although I always suspected it to be also touristy, hence sometimes I did try out creperies in other areas for cross comparison. This street is closer to the Edgar Quinet Metro station than the similarly named Montparnasse Bienvenue. A train ride to Brittany or Normandy for good creperies meanwhile might only be a few hours away, but it is always exciting to see so many Creperies all occupying the same street!
Paris locals might know of better Creperies in the more suburban areas, and if you do please do leave me a comment so I can work out where to visit next time around! In the mean time, this was another visit to Creperie de Josselin after skipping it the last time just like I deliberately skipped La Maison Angelinabefore a 2nd revisit. After all quota is limited. This time I was back with a mission and in fact Josselin was the first creperie I have ever visited in Paris years ago. Upon this revisit I really want to compare the best creperies I have eaten so far in Hong Kong, France and Australia or elsewhere and settle it once and for all!
****************************************************** Couple Andouille de Guemene - €9,40 2 separate Layers of buckwheat pancakes are wrapped around this amazing pig tripes sausage! 2 Layered crepes are popular here but so far I have never seen it outside France. The galette de sarrasin base texture was really great with bites of Buckwheat and aroma, was edge crispy but not tough. Can’t foresee this getting any better. Absolutely to die for level. Amazing. ~ 12/10
Maraichere - with Spinach, Fried Egg, Lard Bacon, Fromage Cheese, Crème - €9,30 One of the signatures at Josselin. This was simply sublime once again. I can’t rave enough about it. The presentation of the food is not that attractive here, not exactly neat but this is just so Creperie de Josselin style. To me, the taste is more important and the galette crepes here I ate on that night were just simply unbeatable. Personally I would rate here over > La Creperie (Hong Kong) > Breizh Café(Paris). The latter was the most promising, but that visit didn’t deliver in taste. Whereas La Creperie HK is inconsistent but as good as Paris creperies if not better. Josselin meanwhile looked the most normal and sterile but tasted easily the best! ~ 10/10