Checking out the bibimbap, grilled pork belly, and more at this cheery family-run Korean newcomer in Seattle.
In my restaurant research for a recent trip to Richmond, British Columbia, I stumbled upon one of those menu items that shows the challenge in translating from Chinese to English: Diversity of Flavor Tastes.
I won’t hammer you, yet, with accolades about the amazing dim…
Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my roundup of “10 Terrific Tofu Dishes in Seattle.” An excerpt:
I probably wouldn’t have connected the words “tofu” and “terrific” twenty or thirty years ago. Before I’d been exposed to the wide array of Asian cuisine, tofu was merely a…
Dish: Ttukbaegi Bulgogi
Place: Ka Won Korean Restaurant, Lynnwood
Price: $7.99 lunch, $8.99 dinner
In the bowl: Per the menu: “Marinated beef tenderloin, sliced rice cake, vegetables, and clear noodles are cooked in beef rib broth. It is served in earthenware pot.”
Supporting cast/What to…
Dish: Mul Nengmyun
Place: Sam Oh Jung, Lynnwood
In the bowl: Per the menu: “Cold noodle in beef broth soup with sliced beef and pickled vegetables.” Those vegetables are cucumbers and daikon. There’s also Asian pear, half of a boiled egg, and–check this…
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.
In Bellevue, Oma Bap is a new Korean restaurant in the midst of a grand opening celebration through tomorrow. “Inspired” is a word they tout, but I’m not quite feeling the inspiration.
Part of the problem is in the honesty that the food is “Korean…
Dish: Job chae
Place: Kimchi Bistro, Capitol Hill
On the plate: Per the menu: “stir-fried potato noodles w/assorted veg and beef.”
Supporting cast: Banchan (including cabbage kimchi, bean sprouts, and daikon) and a small portion of rice.
What to do: Dig in, eating…
Dish: Ja-Jang Noodles
Place: Red Lantern, International District, Seattle
In the bowl: Fresh, Korean wheat noodles (thick spaghetti size) with a julienne cucumber garnish
Supporting cast: A second bowl contains fermented black bean paste, beef, shrimp, squid, onions, and zucchini. And a side…
Dish: Bee Bim Naeng Myun
Place: Hae-Nam Kalbi & Calamari in Shoreline
In the Bowl: A fiery red mass of buckwheat noodles with daikon kimchi, cucumber, beef slices, Asian pear, and half of a boiled egg.
Supporting Cast: Scissors, and a small bowl…