Dish: Bamboo Shoot Duck Noodle Soup
Place: Sub Sand, International District
In the bowl: Rice vermicelli noodles, bamboo shoots, fried shallots and peanuts, and Thai basil.
Supporting cast/What to do: Along with your soup, you get a plate of cold duck pieces (on…
Dish: Sweet and Spicy Beef Noodles
Place: Lucky 8’s China House, Capitol Hill
On the plate: From the menu: “Thin egg noodles with beef, garlic, and sweet chili sauce.” You’ll also notice bamboo shoots, onions, carrots, water chestnuts, celery, and green onions on…
Place: The Everest Kitchen, Lake Forest Park
In the bowl: From the menu: “Noodle soup with chicken or vegetables, peas and herbs.” Clarification coming, below.
Supporting cast/What to do: You can choose between chicken or vegetables. The latter will be one…
On the heels of my return from Tokyo, where I restrained myself in only eating four bowls of ramen in eight days, I’m excited to see Seattle’s ramen scene on the rise. We’re not likely to see certain items like niboshi (dried sardine) broth in…
Dish: “Salted fish w/chicken in vermicelli & rice sticker”
Place: LA Café, International District
On the plate: Two types of noodles, which require a close inspection to see. Onions, green onions, carrots, bean sprouts. Shrimp, which are presumably not the intended salted fish,…
Dish: Cheng Du Dan Dan Noodle
Place: Bamboo Garden, Bellevue
In the bowl: You’ll see slightly yellowish egg noodles topped with little bits of ground pork and thin slices of green onion. The chili sauce is at the bottom of the bowl.
Dish: Gourmet Chow Mein (Lo Mein)
Place: Bamboo Garden, Queen Anne
On the plate: Per the menu: “pan-fried thin noodles with mixed vegetables, sausage, and chicken.” That description will warrant further explanation.
Supporting cast/What to do: Dig in. There’s no option for spice…
With food trucks a-travelin’ and pop-up restaurants a-poppin’, a lot of people are talking about different dining options these days. As for me, I like the idea of kitchens cooking just about any time and any place. Preferably preparing anything interesting.
Just over a month…
Dish: Drunken Mushrooms
Place: Araya’s Vegetarian Place, University District
On the plate: Per the menu: “Classic Thai spicy wide rice noodles stir-fried in garlic & chili with veggies beef, Portabello and other mushrooms.” The other mushrooms are shiitake and white button mushrooms, and…
Dish: Boat Noodle Soup
Place: OK Noodles, University District
In the bowl: Per the menu: “Small rice noodles, bean sprouts, spinach.” “Small” is written in because “Wide” is crossed out. Beef is the logical choice with boat noodle soup, so I went with…
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