Dish: Banh Hoi Thit Nuong
Place: Huong Binh, International District
On the tray: A plate with “intricate” bundles of thin rice noodles garnished with ground shrimp and scallions, along with a choice of meat–in this case, skewers of the “famous” grilled pork. On…
When someone earns accolades as Pastry Chef of the Year for a bakery that's yet to even open, it's no surprise that said bakery would have long lines once it finally did.
Charged recently with the responsibility of finding one unique ramen restaurant out of thousands in Tokyo, my research led me to Nagi Golden Gai. It was the style of ramen and the location that attracted me.
Urbane, the restaurant at downtown’s Hyatt at Olive 8, is part of Hyatt’s national initiative called “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.” The initiative is “focused on sourcing and providing healthy food and beverage options for Hyatt guests and associates that are good for the local…
Dish: Buckwheat Noodle Salad
Place: Chan, Downtown
In the bowl: From the menu: “buck wheat noodle salad with mixed vegetables, hardboiled egg and spicy vinaigrette.” Those vegetables include shredded cabbage, red onion, cucumber, bean sprouts, kaiware (daikon sprouts), and maybe some microgreens.
While Seattle Restaurant Week gave me the opportunity to try an “upscale” eatery at a discounted price (see last week’s Sexy Feast write-up of The Coterie Room, which showed how a quenelle of anise hyssop ice cream taught a lesson about spooning), it also let…
Eight of the best were invited to open at Tokyo Ramen Street, and the response has been stunning. Here's a look at the food and the overall scene.
Dish: Bamboo Shoot Duck Noodle Soup
Place: Sub Sand, International District
In the bowl: Rice vermicelli noodles, bamboo shoots, fried shallots and peanuts, and Thai basil.
Supporting cast/What to do: Along with your soup, you get a plate of cold duck pieces (on…
Given his success elsewhere, why has Ethan Stowell just opened a pizza place, and why is he spending some of his precious weekend time tangled in pizza dough?
(Food photos at the end of the post.)When people ask about my recent trip to Japan, I’ve been joking that during my short, eight-day stay, I enjoyed four bowls of ramen and survived one earthquake.
Those four bowls of ramen are just scratching the surface…