5.1 Le Restaurant Mirama, 17, rue Saint Jacques in the 5th, 01.43.29.66.58 (but don't bother, they don't take reservations,) open 7/7, 12-23h00 without interruption, is situated in a culinary dessert amidt all the cheapo kebab/etc., shops east of St Michel.
How did I find myself there with 3 others who are food-driven folks? Easy. We'd all "won" a lottery for tickets to ParisdesChefs: Food+Design (no spaces thank you) held by Paris by Mouth's Magnificent Meg Zimbeck and after a short spin through the world of Kitchen Aid, knives, about to be food demos by the likes of Bertrand Grebaut (Septime) and Yannick Alleno (Le Meurice) as well as music by Wynton Marsalis, needed a place to lunch at.
The window of this place that looks all the world like a narrow boxcar, tells you that you've arrived at a place that takes its lacquered duck seriously, and after a wonderful wonton soup with thin noodles
we moved on to it as well as (clockwise) beef with thick noodles and vegetables shown with some tofu stuffed with shrimp and broccolini; all adequately spicy for most patrons but even better for two of us, with the bit more from one of two hot pepper sauces.
With 50 cl of red wine, two Cokes, tea, one rice and no coffees, our bill for 4 was 75.70 E, thus 37.85 E a couple.
Go? If caught in this Bermuda triangle, you bet, but go early because our expert said that by 1-2 PM there'd be a line out front (even by close to 13h00, the 30 more seats downstairs that were fully occupied).