Archive | March, 2011

The Mein Man: Pancit Time at Family Time

Dish: Pancit Bihon
Place: Family Time Restaurant, Shoreline
Price: $9.95
On the plate: Thin rice noodles plus pork, cabbage, green bean pieces, julienned carrot, and sliced green onions.
Supporting cast: Just a lemon wedge.
What to do: Simply spritz some lemon on the noodle dish…

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…and Three (+) Pigs in Seattle

Yesterday I posted pictures of pig-filled plates outside of Seattle, and promised you local options. Here they are. Most are Asian, with appreciation of the utilization of as much of the animal as possible. Pictured above is bopis, which is a spicy and vinegary saute…

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Three Little Pigs Outside of Seattle…

Cochon 555 brought five pigs to Seattle in February, but that simply wasn’t enough pork for this roving food writer. In the past month or so, I had a chance to pig out at some notorious, pork-loving restaurants outside of our fine city. My favorite…

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Sexy Feast: Milagro Cantina’s Avocados and the Age of Consent

Recently, I went to Milagro Cantina in Kirkland to enjoy a Mexican feast, consisting of quesadillas, ceviche, chiles rellenos, clams steamed in Victoria Modelo beer, soups, enchiladas, and a refreshing favorite: jicama y sandia con pina y pepino (watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, jicama, lime, cilantro, and…

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The Mein Man: Thin Noodles and Big Pork Pieces at Mike’s Noodle House

Dish: Combo Noodle Soup (#21)
Place: Mike’s Noodle House, International District, Seattle
Price: $7.30 (large)
In the bowl: Your choice of noodles, plus liver, kidney, stomach, and other pork pieces in a fish and pork broth with sliced green onions.
Supporting cast: A bowl with…

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Menu for upcoming Sexy Feast dinner at Spur on 4/5

Here’s the menu for the Sexy Feast event coming up at Spur on April 5. This will be a fun meal, with lots of laughs and a delicious dinner. If you can help spread the word, I’d appreciate it! Or, better yet, join us. More…

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Spice, Sex, and Censorship (My Second Censored Story for Edible Seattle)

This is the second article of mine that Edible Seattle‘s publisher censored due to his discomfort with sex, resulting in my departure from the magazine. See the first, and further explanation, here.
Is variety the spice of life?
That’s the question I can’t resist asking…

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Sexy Feast: The Aqua Erotic World of Risotto at Cafe Juanita

It may not be the most photogenic dish, but trust me: Holly Smith’s risotto is sexy.
The latest version I had at Smith’s Cafe Juanita was Barbera risotto with Asiago, featuring a fabulous brodo and red wine syrup–and showcasing stringy Asiago DOP (Denominazione di origine…

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The Mein Man: Ja-Jang Is So-Sorta Good at Red Lantern

Dish: Ja-Jang Noodles
Place: Red Lantern, International District, Seattle
Price: $11.95
In the bowl: Fresh, Korean wheat noodles (thick spaghetti size) with a julienne cucumber garnish
Supporting cast: A second bowl contains fermented black bean paste, beef, shrimp, squid, onions, and zucchini. And a side…

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Sexy Feast: McCracken and Tough Spur Oral Delight

brown butter sponge. cider. ice cream.
Perhaps you recognize the format (three supporting ingredients. all lower case. all followed by a period.) and know that this week’s Sexy Feast is about to feature Spur Gastropub. The dish is an “Apples & Caramel” dessert, and like…

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