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Killer Katsu Curry and Japanese Comfort Food at Cutting Board in Seattle

Cutting Board is an excellent option if you’re craving yoshoku, or Western-influenced Japanese dishes, like this deep-fried pork cutlet served with curry rice.

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Return to RockCreek for Fantastic Fish, This Time Unfried

Seattle’s seafood restaurant scene has improved dramatically, particularly with openings in the past two years. Top of my list now may be RockCreek in Fremont. Here’s why.

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Top-Notch Indian Street Eats at Chai Pani in Asheville, NC

Casual lunch from Meherwan Irani, James Beard semifinalist for “Best Chef: Southeast,” brings lots of surprises, with food that offers a flurry of bold flavors and textures.

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To Phoenix, for Some Fantastic Food (and Lots of Photos)

From frijole-filled hole-in-the-wall Mexican joints to Five Diamond fine dining with Native American flavors, I was thrilled with my discoveries in the Phoenix area. Here are my recommendations.

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You’ll Find Solid Japanese-Inspired Sweets at Fresh Flours in Seattle

Matcha, azuki, black sesame, ginger, and satsuma imo (sweet potato) are among the Japanese ingredients you’ll find in use at Fresh Flours bakery in Seattle. Enjoy them in such treats at the Green Tea & Azuki Red Bean Pound Cake.

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A Sandwich a Day: The Dudewich at Terra Cole in Seattle

A sandwich might be a sandwich, but a Dudewich is more than the sum of its part. Here’s what makes this sloppy joe so special.

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Be “Special” and Eat Like an Insider at Tsukushinbo in Seattle

This homey Seattle restaurant serves Japanese classics like ramen and sushi, but if you’re adventurous, items like ika wata ni are sure to delight.

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Gung-Ho About Taiwanese Breakfast? Try Kung-Ho, Near Seattle

If you didn’t know to ask, chances are you’d never see the breakfast menu at Kung-Ho in Bellevue. More intrepid diners can randomly select a number of items and have a good chance of enjoying most everything, but let me steer you to a few of my personal favorites.

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Blown Away by the Bread & Chocolate Loaf at Berkshire Mountain Bakery in Housatonic, MA

All of the ciabatta breads at Berkshire Mountain Bakery are fantastic in their own right, but for a chocolate lover like me, the Bread & Chocolate loaf is irresistible. It’s addictive, filling, and a deliciously messy treat to eat.

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Bring on Korean Breakfast at JeonJu Bbop near Seattle

This classic mom-and-pop restaurant has a simple one-page menu that’s heavy on the Hangul, but ask for help and you’ll discover satisfying dishes like pollock soup and bibimbap available as early as 8 a.m.

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