Every evening in Fukuoka, the city begins to light up around 18:00 with the twinkle of yatai (food stall) lanterns. For a unique twist on the yatai concept, try Chez Rémy, which just opened this spring. The eponymous owner, who speaks Japanese, English, and French, hails from France and offers reasonably priced homemade French delights, like quiche and pumpkin gnocchi, and—of course—wine. The most popular item is the garlic butter escargot. If you want to end your night with noodles in the true style of Fukuoka, why not try the flavor-packed bouillabaisse ramen?
Menu: Sparkling wine (glass) ¥600, French wine (glass) ¥600~, apple juice ¥300, mussels in wine ¥600, beef steak ¥600, pumpkin gnocchi ¥600, quiche of the day ¥500, garlic butter escargot ¥700, bouillabaisse ramen ¥1,000
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn224, August 2017)