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Ethnic Eats

Favorite Pork Dishes for the Year of the Pig
7 months ago

Favorite Pork Dishes for the Year of the Pig

Prepare to Pig Out in 2019.

by Jay Friedman

Lunar New Year 2019 brings us the Year of the Pig, providing the perfect excuse for eating plenty of pork …
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Jay’s Five Best Asian Bites of 2018
9 months 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
9 months 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
11 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
11 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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Turo-Turo Dining at Manila Manila
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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