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Dough Zone Delights with Noodles, Dumplings, Pancakes, Buns, and More in Bellevue

With the kitchen pumping out baskets of xiao long bao, there are inevitable comparisons to Din Tai Fung. So what’s the verdict on quality?

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QQ mini Hot Pot Is a Hot Spot for Noodles in a Grocery Store

QQ is another place for hot oil seared biang biang noodles. So…how do QQ’s noodles compare to Biang’s?

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Biang! Serves Little Bowls of Garlic and Big Bowls of Noodles

The owner confesses that she doesn’t like noodles anymore, but her noodles are something special, whether oil-seared or layered until a big plate of chicken.

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The Heat (and Funk) Is on at Boiling Point, Seattle’s Hot Pot Mecca

The deep red hue of fiery broths and the pungent smell of stinky tofu make this hot pot chain a compelling place to eat. Here’s a look at perhaps the two most popular of their ten available hot pots.

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Have-It-Your-Way Hot Pots and More at Uway Malatang in Seattle

With a self-service cooler area where you can design your own hot pot and a window showcasing the chef’s noodle-making skills, Uway Malatang is a desirable destination in a largely abandoned mini-mall.

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A Tale of Two Fried Rices in Seattle

Sometimes all I want is simple fried rice. Cold, (preferably) day-old rice hitting a hot wok results in grains that are soft and fluffy, not to mention a great vehicle for other flavors. Fortunately for me, Seattle’s International District has a host of Chinese restaurants that fire up fried rice. Two of the most-touted are virtually back-to-back, so I decided to visit both to compare their offerings.

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Biang! Makes a Bang with Spicy Xi’an Noodles Near Seattle

“Biang” is the sound produced when a chef pulls dough and thwacks it against a table to make fresh noodles, making the hand-ripped Biang Biang noodles a star at Biang! restaurant (exclamation point theirs) just north of Seattle.

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Are Din Tai Fung’s Soup Dumplings Worth the Wait?

Taiwanese export Din Tai Fung, famed for its xiao long bao and long wait times, just opened their second location in the Seattle area. I stopped by for an early visit to see how the dumplings (plus a whole bunch of other dishes) stack up.

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7 Places to Find Great Fried Chicken in Seattle

From Southern-style gizzards to crackly Japanese karaage, Seattle is a fried chicken lover’s paradise. Here are seven of my favorite spots to satisfy your craving.

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Back to Bellevue for Fiery Food, Filet Mignon, a Full Body Massage, and Flaky Fun

They’re calling it the “Magic Season,” a time of wintry fun during which you can strap on some ice skates and sing along to holiday songs while snowflakes fall. Here’s a look at what’s happening in Bellevue during the holiday season.

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