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Jay’s Five Best Asian Bites of 2018
1 week ago

Jay’s Five Best Asian Bites of 2018

by Jay Friedman

2018 offered another year of delicious Asian eating in the Seattle area. I’m happy to see increased representation of Chinese regional restaurants. There are some interesting new …
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Two Types of “Hot” Pots Are Currently King in the ID
3 weeks ago

Two Types of “Hot” Pots Are Currently King in the ID

by Jay Friedman November 14, 2018

In Seattle’s International District, hot pot has been around for some time, with Seven Stars Pepper and Sichuanese Cuisine leading the way on the …
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Bún Bò Huế Offers Bounty in a Bowl at Ba Bar & Hoang Lan
2 months ago

Bún Bò Huế Offers Bounty in a Bowl at Ba Bar & Hoang Lan

by Jay Friedman October 2, 2018

A number of years ago, I wrote a love letter to bún bò Huế (BBH), espousing “the other Vietnamese noodle soup” as something worth …
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Feast with Aloha Spirit at Kauai Family Restaurant
3 months ago

Feast with Aloha Spirit at Kauai Family Restaurant

by Jay Friedman

A knock on Georgetown, for some, is the noise from the nearby Boeing runways. But I have a hunch you’ll happily put up with it when you …
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Himalayan Sherpa House is a trek to savor
4 months ago

Himalayan Sherpa House is a trek to savor

by Jay Friedman August 22, 2018

“I feed that same food to my kids every day,” says Ang Sherpa, owner of the Himalayan Sherpa House. His answer explains why his …
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Turo-Turo Dining at Manila Manila
4 months ago

Turo-Turo Dining at Manila Manila

by Jay Friedman June 8, 2018

Manila Manila is your place for a turo-turo experience. Turo-turo roughly translates to “point-point,” and that’s what you can do to order at the …
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QQ Bites Offers Mouthfuls of Taiwanese Cuisine
4 months ago

QQ Bites Offers Mouthfuls of Taiwanese Cuisine

by Jay Friedman July 26, 2018

The crowds at Facing East can be a bit daunting. Groups of young, predominantly Chinese patrons always await entry to this popular Taiwanese restaurant, …
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Lao Bar Brings Its Bang Bang Sauce and Sizzle to Capitol Hill
6 months ago

Lao Bar Brings Its Bang Bang Sauce and Sizzle to Capitol Hill

by Jay Friedman June 29, 2018

In touting Lao food as an alternative to the ubiquitous Thai restaurants in Seattle, I recently wrote a report about Viengthong, an institution in …
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Dumplings Are for the Mouth and Ears at Jiaozi
7 months ago

Dumplings Are for the Mouth and Ears at Jiaozi

by Jay Friedman May 24, 2018

Elaine Song loves to talk about the origin of Chinese dumplings. She explains that over 1800 years ago Zhang Zhongjing, a medical master from …
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Queen’s Deli in White Center: Khmer and Eat
8 months ago

Queen’s Deli in White Center: Khmer and Eat

by Jay Friedman April 11, 2018

It’s been more than five years since my last meal at Queen’s Deli in White Center, and little has changed inside the restaurant. The …
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