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Dishin’: Swallowing Clouds at Wonton City

Chicken broth-based soups are some of the ultimate comfort foods, and are especially good when sick. We love them all, from matzo ball soup (a.k.a. “Jewish penicillin”) to tortilla soup to good ol’ Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup (or, better yet, Chicken & Stars – our…
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Dishin’: Belly Full of Bellies at Cafe Ori

Following the advice of one of Seattlest’s faithful readers (and proving we value the comments!), we continued the craze of eating on the Eastside, where we think the best Chinese restaurants are located (our favorite is Szechuan Chef, followed by Yea’s Wok). This time our…
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Sentosa and the Sad State of Seattle Dim Sum

As I write, an email sits in my inbox, inviting me out for dim sum on Sunday. There’s just one problem: I don’t do Seattle dim sum. I confess that I’ve been one of those obnoxious people on Chowhound who replies to endless inquiries like…
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Dishin’: Really Eating at Szechuan Chef

“Can you really eat that?” Seattlest loves a restaurant that puts food on a menu and then questions why you’ve ordered it. Not just by the server, but also by the owner. This happens to us repeatedly at Szechuan Chef, our favorite Chinese restaurant in…
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Dishin’: Getting Some Tail

With the first feel of fall and temperatures struggling to get out of the 60’s, Seattlest had a hankering for a hearty soup. Something healthy to stop the sniffles ahead of a cross-country flight the next day. We found it in the International District. We’ve…
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Dreaming About Dumplings (Especially Xiao Long Bao)

Note (11/22/10): Din Tai Fung has opened in Seattle. See my challenge to them here, included updated ratings of xiao long bao. I’m distracted. I’m realizing it’s been far too long since I’ve had some good dumplings—especially xiao long bao. Xiao long bao are delicious…
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