Archive | February, 2012

The Mein Man: Nook “Pops Up” a Superb Soba Dinner

Dish: Hot Soba
Place: Nook, University District
Price: $10.00 as part of a three-course tasting menu that includes appetizers and dessert
In the bowl: Soba noodles in warm dashi with oysters and negi (a long onion that looks like a leek)
Supporting cast/What to do:…

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Sexy Feast: Travelers Thali House Encourages (Sexual) Variety

For so long, I’d heard about the great value and quality of Travelers Tea Company in Capitol Hill. I still haven’t made it there, but a trip to the south side of town provided the perfect opportunity to try the sister restaurant, Travelers Thali House,…

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The Mein Man: Bako Slings Some Singapore Rice Noodles

Dish: Singapore Noodles
Place: Bako, Capitol Hill
Price: $13.00
On the plate: Per the menu: “Wild prawns, honey roasted (char siu) pork, bean sprouts, curry, rice noodles.” Note that the dish also includes red bell peppers, carrots, and egg, with corner garnishes of carrot and…

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Sexy Feast: Blind Pig Bistro Is Where You’ll Want to Fondle Your Food

On Eastlake, in Eastlake (in the old Sitka & Spruce and then Nettletown location), Blind Pig Bistro is one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants. It’s got a great name (slang for a lower-end speakeasy), an intimate atmosphere, an intriguing menu board, and a superstar teaming…

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The Mein Man: Regent Bakery and Cafe’s Chow Fun is Fun Chow

Dish: Black Bean Sauce Beef Chow Fun
Place: Regent Bakery and Cafe, Capitol Hill
Price: $8.95
On the plate: The menu doesn’t offer any further description of the dish, but you’re getting rice noodles with beef, red and green bell peppers, onions, and fermented black…

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Sexy Feast: Deep Inside Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Wasn’t frozen yogurt an eighties thing? (I vaguely remember something called Frogurt…) Well, it’s back, with Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt among many vying for world domination. I watch as kids and adults alike flock to the Queen Anne store, where the “mix, weigh and pay” self-serve…

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The Mein Man: Root Table Takes Us to Bollywood, with a Twist

Dish: Bollywood Yakisoba
Place: Root Table, Ballard
Price: $12.00
On the plate: Per the menu: “Stir fried Indian yellow curry with fresh egg noodles, chicken (beef or tofu), carrot, pepper, basil, green bean, mushroom and onion.” I ordered mine with beef, and in addition to…

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Tonight’s the Night: Zimmern’s Take on Bizarre Foods in Seattle

Back in July, I gave you the scoop on Andrew Zimmern’s time in Seattle shooting an episode for his new Bizarre Foods America series. I even provided a behind-the-scenes look at his visit to Maneki, where he ate some slimy but delicious Japanese food.
It’s…

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Katsu Burger Conquers the Sandwich World

Paseo, Salumi and many Vietnamese delis selling BBQ pork banh mi: All are superb places for a sandwich in Seattle. Now it’s time to add Katsu Burger to that elite list. Hajime Sato, (sustainable) sushi chef at Mashiko, recently opened this bustling eatery in Georgetown,…

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Sexy Feast: Katsu Burger Will Make You Want to Bend Over Its Knee

Last week, Sexy Feast sized up 8 Oz. Burger Bar, one of the newest entries in Seattle’s burger boom. But the boom isn’t just about traditional burgers. Hajime Sato of Mashiko and sustainable sushi fame recently opened an incredibly popular and delicious new restaurant in…

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