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Kigo Kitchen and Kaisho: Just How Inspiring Is “Asian-Inspired” Food?

As I continue to lament the lack of high-quality Chinese food in Seattle, two new Asian-inspired restaurants recently opened in the “hip” and “happening” places known as South Lake Union and Bellevue Square. Here are my first impressions.

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Dan Dan Noodles with a Southern Twist at Revel in Seattle

What I love about dandan noodles is mixing up the bowl and then getting different flavors with each pull of the chopsticks. With Revel’s Asian/Southern fusion version, some bites have pulled pork, some collard greens, some crispy crackling.

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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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C’mon Baby, Do the Loco Moco…at Marination Station Today

If you’re tired of chasing around one of America’s top food trucks, you can now get your daily fix of Marination Mobile’s regular menu, and more, at the all-new Marination Station opening at 11:00am today.
This little outpost above the QFC at Broadway and Pike…

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The Reveal of Revel and Its Urban Street Food in Fremont

It’s been quite a year for Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, the chef duo from Joule, which just celebrated its third anniversary. 2010 started with the couple’s appearance on Iron Chef America. In the summer, they had a baby. And now, as the year comes…

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Quick bites and carts that reach new heights

Here are five quick bites, culminating with news about a national champion.
Ivar’s is a Seattle institution. No doubt about that. And that institution was in the news this year, with stories about its underwater billboards. For me, the story is whether its food warrants…

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A birthday and big news at Joule

Just a couple of months left to the year, and I’m beginning to ponder whether to do a “best of” posting. So many memorable meals this year: ART, Olivar, Boat Street Cafe, Harvest Vine, and Cafe Juanita come to mind, just to name a few.…

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Joule makes it into the Wall Street Journal

Congratulations to Rachel Yang (and Seif Chirchi), as their precious Joule was included in Friday’s Wall Street Journal article “The Hot New Cuisine: Korean.”
The article makes mention of Kogi, the Korean taco truck that’s all the rage in Los Angeles (when do we get…

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Joule’s cool beans and Winter Supper Series

After three weeks of fabulous food in Asia, what restaurant did I most want to hit after coming home?
Recall that Joule is in my list of top five Asian restaurants in Seattle, and may be my top pick overall for the past year.…

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Seattle Sound 7/08: East Meets West

Sound enters the fusion food fight and emerges with Seattle’s best
Wanna have some foodie fun? Go to Chowhound’s Pacific Northwest message board, ask for opinions about Wild Ginger, and watch a virtual food fight break out. People will passionately toss out terms like “fake…

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