There are some especially assertive Vietnamese bowls to try, plus one spot serving Lao and Thai specialties, fragrant and flavorful, some downright funky.
Dish: Khao Boon Bha
Place: Savatdee, University District
In the bowl and on the plate: From the menu: “Traditional Lao fish soup. Slow cooked catfish in coconut milk, galangal, lemon grass and kaffir leaves. Served with noodles and topped with shredded carrots, cabbage…
Dish: Phad Lao
Place: Viengthong, Mount Baker
On the plate: From the menu: “stir-fried rice noodles with bean sprouts, phad Lao sauce, topped with green onions and parsley.” You get your choice of chicken, pork, or beef with this dish, which also comes…
Seattle is saturated with Thai restaurants, most of which, for me, are just so-so. So when I get a hankering for food from that part of the world, I’m glad to know that Viengthong is a viable option, offering a sprinkling of Laotian dishes to…