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The Mein Man: Giddy for Assorted Goodies at Rocking Wok

Dish: Assorted Goodies Over Crunchy Noodle Place: Rocking Wok, Wallingford Price: $7.25 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…
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…and Three (+) Pigs in Seattle

Yesterday I posted pictures of pig-filled plates outside of Seattle, and promised you local options. Here they are. Most are Asian, with appreciation of the utilization of as much of the animal as possible. Pictured above is bopis, which is a spicy and vinegary saute…
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The Mein Man: Thin Noodles and Big Pork Pieces at Mike’s Noodle House

Dish: Combo Noodle Soup (#21) Place: Mike’s Noodle House, International District, Seattle Price: $7.30 (large) In the bowl: Your choice of noodles, plus liver, kidney, stomach, and other pork pieces in a fish and pork broth with sliced green onions. Supporting cast: A bowl with…
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The Mein Man: Bet on the House at Gourmet Noodle Bowl

Dish: House Noodle Soup Place: Gourmet Noodle Bowl, International District, Seattle Price: $8.95 In the bowl: Hand-made, shaved wheat noodles in chicken broth with pork belly, chives, seaweed, green onions, and a fried egg. Supporting cast: It’s all in the bowl. What to do: Eat…
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The Mein Man: Down for the Ten-Count at Uptown China

Dish: Ten ingredient sautéed rice thread noodles Place: Uptown China, Queen Anne, Seattle. Price: $9.25. On the plate: A heaping pile of stir-fried rice stick noodles with, as promised, 10 other visible ingredients. Supporting Cast: Nothing else. Unless you ask for something more. Which is…
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The Mein Man: An “FU” to E-Fu Noodles at 663 Bistro

Dish: Braised crabmeat and dry scallop yee mein Place: 663 Bistro, International District, Seattle Price: $9.95 On the plate: A mound of soft-looking noodles with slices of shiitake mushrooms, small pieces of crab, and even smaller pieces of dried scallops. Supporting Cast: Nothing more than…
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The Mein Man: Thin Noodle Soup: Yess!

Dish: Thin Noodle Soup with Pork Intestines and Oysters Place: 101Yess Price: $6.95 In the Bowl: True-to-the-word thin noodles floating in what looks like brown gravy. Some fried onions and garlic below the surface, my requested pork intestines and oysters piled in the center and…
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My Challenge to Din Tai Fung

Leave me breathless instead of brothless Nearly seven months ago, on April 24, I broke the news that Din Tai Fung was coming to the Seattle area. My prediction came true: “Knowing the food scene here, knowledge of Din Tai Fung’s arrival will be cause…
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Sexy Feast: Banging Bing at Henry’s Taiwan

You’re together at last, just you and the Beef Bing you’ve ordered at Henry’s Taiwan (either the Bellevue or Seattle location). You’ve played the field, but perhaps you’ve never been with a Bing. It’s time to get acquainted. Laying (and, indeed, lying) before you, a…
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Dumpling alert: Din Tai Fung to the Seattle area

Note (11/22/10): Din Tai Fung has opened. Please read my challenging update. A friend with Eastside restaurant knowledge told me first, and then a representative from the restaurant just confirmed it: Din Tai Fung (famous for its xiao long bao, pictured to the right, courtesy…
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