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Ethnic Eats

QQ Bites Offers Mouthfuls of Taiwanese Cuisine
3 weeks 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
2 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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Turo-Turo Dining at Manila Manila
2 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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Dumplings Are for the Mouth and Ears at Jiaozi
3 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
4 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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One Pot Serves Up Korean Stews in the I.D.
5 months ago

One Pot Serves Up Korean Stews in the I.D.

Jay Friedman March 21, 2018

Save for a couple of upscale restaurants in the city, the quest for quality Korean food in the Seattle area has typically meant a trip …
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Sichuan Street Food Spices Up Mount Baker
6 months ago

Sichuan Street Food Spices Up Mount Baker

By Jay Friedman February 14, 2018

Sia Zhang and Alison Deng are trying to spice things up in Mount Baker. As owner and manager, respectively, of the newly opened Little …
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Viengthong Provides Great Alternatives to Thai Food
7 months ago

Viengthong Provides Great Alternatives to Thai Food

by Jay Friedman

Along with pho and teriyaki shops, Thai restaurants remain rather ubiquitous in Seattle. As do their menus. Sure, you can get good pad Thai, khao soi, and …
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Sweet & Spicy in Lake City
8 months ago

Sweet & Spicy in Lake City

By Jay Friedman December 12, 2017

At the main intersection in Lake City, where NE 125th St connects with Lake City Way NE, you’ll find branches of two international chains …
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Soma Brings Soba Back to Seattle at Kamonegi
9 months ago

Soma Brings Soba Back to Seattle at Kamonegi

Away from the raging ramen boom on Capitol Hill, Mutsuko Soma is quietly and diligently paying homage to a different type of Japanese noodle: soba.

Yes… Soma and her soba …
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