As suggested by its name, a melding of Chinese and French that could be translated "Tasty Meal", Shan Goût is a fusion of two cuisines. I'd describe it as de-fanged Sichuan with a French accent. Case in point the Dan Dan noodles, which had a pleasingly tender texture but lacked bite. I had to adjust my expectations, this is neither a Sichuan nor a Chinese restaurant. Once I did, I began to enjoy it more.
The shredded beef with ginger was almost too pretty to fork. It was tender, with a gentle suggestion of ginger. I enjoyed it and even finished off the carved carrot flowers.
The caramelized pork with sesame could have been incredible, but it was slightly overcooked for my taste. I wanted it to be soft and fatty but it was crunchy - like it was left in the wok a bit too long. No complaints about the taste however, it was a good mix of sweet and savory.
Reservations are a must, this is a small place the seats about 20. I liked the open kitchen, with the chef cooking furiously next to the diners.
However, it can get a bit stuffy and smoky as a result. Bottom-line, I enjoyed it for what it was. If you're looking for more authentic Chinese in Paris, I'd recommend: Chez Xu, Les Pates Vivantes or Happy Nouilles.