After three weeks of fabulous food in Asia, what restaurant did I most want to hit after coming home?
Recall that Joule is in my list of top five Asian restaurants in Seattle, and may be my top pick overall for the past year. It’s that good.
I enjoyed some of my favorite dishes, like the spicy beef soup (with leeks, daikon and creme fraiche) and wild boar spare ribs (with spicy Korean BBQ glaze and collard slaw), while remembering some past favorites, like the incredible chicken liver mousse popsicles from last year’s Urban BBQ Series. But I was also introduced to some new dishes, including perfectly grilled Madagascar prawns (pictured, with grilled scallions and spicy Romesco) and green “bean” casserole, which is now a new favorite. It’s made with edamame, with shitake mushrooms adding earthiness, and cream and Pecorino Romano adding comfort. A classic East meets West dish!
Based on the success of the Urban BBQ Series, Joule is now offering a Winter Supper Series. The first event has passed, but seven follow:
- 1/11: Before hibernation: Pig out!
- 1/18: Winter getaway I: French farmhouse cassoulet
- 1/25: Celebrate the Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox
- 2/1: Cure for the common cold: Honey, soups, teas, spices and more
- 2/8: Winter getaway II: February in Korea
- 2/15: His day: Post-Valentine’s comfort food
- 2/22: Winter in Seattle: Dungeness crab
These family-style suppers cost $20 per person ($10 per child) and run from 3 to 8 p.m. Chef Seif Chirchi says they’re the perfect remedy for cold winter days in Seattle, and are lots of fun for him (and co-chef/owner Rachel Yang) and the customers. Fusion food that’s actually good – and full of comfort!
Cross-posted on Examiner.