We want to “Go With Oh” to Paris. (Again!)

That’s right. We want to go to Paris, again. Again and again.

This is us 6 years ago. Wouldn’t you agree we’re overdue for a newer picture?

If we “Go With Oh” to Paris, this would be my fifth time. And you know what? It gets better and better each and every time.

Sure, I’ve cruised the Seine, picnicked under the Eiffel Tower, climbed Sacre Coeur and even decoded the Da Vinci Code at The Louvre.. twice! And I’ll do it all over again in a heart beat – it is Paris after all. But can you believe, of all the times I’ve been to Paris, even studied a semester abroad, I’ve never truly tasted Paris?  Somehow I have managed to deprive myself of what the French is all about – the food. And to me, the quintessential way to see Paris is not just with your eyes but through your stomach.

So hopefully, we’ll get to do both. On this particular trip to Paris, we’re on a mission to immerse ourselves in unforgettable Parisian indulgences. That’s right. We want to “Go With Oh” to Paris.. to eat!



I get embarrassed every time I’m asked, “Oh, you’ve been to Paris? Did you eat the macarons at Laduree?” My answer is a sad and pathetic, “I’ve never even heard of it before.” I’m hoping I’ll come home with a different answer this time around. But for now, I’ll just picture myself with a box of macarons catching sunset at the steps of Sacre Coeur.


French Onion Soup

You would think, for a girl who claims French Onion Soup is her favorite kind of soup, would have at least ordered it once or twice during the 4 times stay in Paris. I practically order it every chance I get back home. I can’t say I’ve truly tasted French onion soup now, can I? Not yet.




We love pate! Practically smear it on our baguettes back home to have with our Op La breakfast – sunny side up eggs. It’s the Vietnamese/French tie in us. But again, never once in Paris did we think to try pate. Not at the Farmer’s market or picnicking at the Eiffel Tower. Shame on us. I intend to slather it on as often as I can with every meal. Even dessert!


Beef Bourguignon

Thanks to Julie & Julia (a great movie by the way), I’m now drooling for the day I get to taste the non-burnt version in Paris. I realized, I’ve never had boeuf bourguignon before. Ever. Not at home, not during high school French class and especially not when I was in Paris.




AND CHEESE, please. Because you can’t have one without the other. And I’ve had neither in Paris. We didn’t have an appreciation for wine then. We do now! So we’ll do the touristy – picnic in style underneath the Eiffel Tower. I think I’ll even have a glass with my macarons, maybe with my French onion soup and certainly with my pate spread on everything. And most definitely without a doubt with my boeuf bourguignon.


So there you have it. Our tasty-to-do list of Paris’ delicious indulgences. A visit we cannot wait to sink our teeth in to.. Go with Oh guest blogger or not (preferably the former though so fingers crossed!). ;)


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  • https://twitter.com/#!/30HomeGames 30HomeGames

    A lot of French food means a lot of French waiters. I hear good things ;)
    Bon Chance!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Haha. I’ll take the French waiters if it means I can have my macarons. Lol, Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/lazytravelers Lazy Travelers

    re: macarons, you also have to give pierre herme a try! love this list (and now we’re staaaaaarving).

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      oOoh.. OK but if you get there first, bring me back a box. ;)

  • Htfong2004

    If you win, don’t forget to bring me back some authentic macarons!!

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      But of course. You know I’ll be smuggling boxes back. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/TravelBCouple TravelBudgetCouple

    We’ll take a box or 2 of macarons. But they all have be Oakland Raider colors ;)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Done! I shall put in your request. :D

  • http://technosyncratic.com Technosyncratic

    Good luck! I’m rooting for you so you can eat all that good food. ;)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks guys! We’ll be ‘les Americains’ in Paris. Haha

  • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

    Hey Go with Oh, these guys should win so they can come visit ME in Paris! :) And also because they need to try both Laduree AND Pierre Herme macarons before deciding which one really is the best for eating while sunset watching (hint, it’s Pierre Herme.)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks Edna! You’re the second person who said Pierre Herme so I think there’s going to be a macaron battle in Paris if we win. LOL

  • Jimbo

    Because GQ takes the most amazing pictures! What better way to live vicariously through their lens :)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      Thanks Jimbo! We hope to get much better photos than we did 6 years ago. LOL.

  • http://marriedwithdebt.com/ John @MarriedWithDebt

    I’m going to Paris this summer. I’ve always resisted it because I thought it was too tame and sterile as compared to Eastern Europe. I’ll be looking for the Henry Miller version, though.

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Kieu – GQ trippin

      You know, I’ve always wanted to do the 20s version. Or, Julia Childs.. haha. What can I say, I love food. Super jealous you’re going this summer – Paris is a great city.

  • http://twitter.com/thatbackpacker Audrey Bergner

    I did Paris the other way around – totally indulged in the food but missed out on some pretty must-see sights! There’s always time for Paris. :)

  • http://twitter.com/toandfrommag Diana Nguyen

    Hope you guys win…and thanks to you guys, I’m officially drooling . ;)

    • http://www.GQtrippin.com Gerard ~ GQtrippin

      Thanks Diana! Luckily for you, you’re much closer than we are to all that food. :)

  • BakoymaTravels

    “Did you eat the macarons at Laduree?”

    I’ve been to Paris 7 times, celebrated last christmas there and everything… and I’ve never heard of it either, Kieu… No embarrasment needed! (I have to say this of course, I’m in the same boat as you, haha!)

    I guess next time is macaron time..?

  • Fracy

    I was in Italy with gowithoh. Never again with this agency, they are not serious