Following my first two Vancouver reports (splurges and snacks, then Japanese food), here is a report on the real reason I love to go to Vancouver—and especially Richmond: really good Chinese food. (All places are in Richmond, unless otherwise noted.)
This report will cover:
I’m one of legions who have loved Marination Mobile long enough that it earned accolades as the country’s best food cart in a Good Morning America challenge. And now that Marination Station has planted itself in Capitol Hill, there’s no need to go chasing down…
Dish: Asparagus Beef Noodles
Place: Wanna Noodle, Queen Anne
In the bowl: Per the menu: “5 pepper black bean sauce, asparagus, mushrooms, red peppers, egg noodles.” Also: onions and green onions.
Supporting cast: Nothing.
What to do: Dive right in.
Noodling around: First…
At Japanese restaurants, I’m usually all about the sushi. But when I went to Chiso during Seattle Restaurant Week (or partial weeks, as they actually are) to capitalize on a three-course lunch for $15, I was more impressed with the bento box than the sushi…
If you’re tired of chasing around one of America’s top food trucks, you can now get your daily fix of Marination Mobile’s regular menu, and more, at the all-new Marination Station opening at 11:00am today.
This little outpost above the QFC at Broadway and Pike…
Dish: Gyatak Noodle Soup
Place: Annapurna Cafe, Capitol Hill
In the bowl: Egg noodles, a few pieces of lamb, onions, scallions (advertised, but not to be found), tomato, fried egg–and a piece of broccoli.
Supporting cast: Nothing. But you should get an order…
Issian is an izakaya in Wallingford that advertises itself as a stone grill and a sushi bar. This Japanese pub is a perfect place for a group to enjoy drinks, share small plates, and engage in spirited conversation.
During a recent visit, my group went…
Dish: Assorted Goodies Over Crunchy Noodle
Place: Rocking Wok, Wallingford
On the plate: I ordered this dish because the name gives away little about its contents. Turns out the noodles are sitting in a brown sauce, covered with a variety of vegetables and…
In the second of three food reports from Vancouver (the previous covering some splurges and snacks), I offer a Japanese interlude. The featured eateries:
Manzo Japanese Restaurant
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
G-Men Noodle House
I admit it: I’m a bit of an odd fellow. How many people do you know who are both food writers and sex educators?
On the food writing side, it’s admittedly odd that I’d never been to Oddfellows. Not until last weekend, that is, when…