Rudy’s Restaurant is the epitome why one should never judge a restaurant by its exterior. To be honest, when the taxi first dropped us off at a plain and antique looking house, I wasn’t expecting much. However remembering the constant upvotes from local residents, I decided to keep an open mind. I can say with no doubt this is one of the best meals I had during my French Polynesia trip!
The French onion soup was mind blowing! The rich caramel broth was a harmonious blend of savoury and sweet flavours. The virtue of a dish like this comes from patiently rendering the onions until meltingly soft. The consistency was also just right; neither too watery nor congealed. It’s hard to believe that in such a secluded island, a restaurant could produce such an authentic French onion soup. In all seriousness, this can rival some of the best I had in Paris.