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13 Essential Destinations for Asian Noodles in Seattle

Noodles have special meaning in so many Asian cultures, ranging from longevity to general health to luck to fortune. Here are some of the best in the Seattle area.
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The Mein Man: Pad Thai (and Pleasant Peculiarities) at Song Phang Kong

Embrace the quirky experience, and you're in for a delicious bargain and some of the best Thai food in town.
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For Eater: Where to Eat Thai Food in Seattle

Thai restaurants are fairly ubiquitous in Seattle, though they can be uninspiring with many of the menus looking alike. With so many to choose from, here are the ones that rise above the rest, along with specific dishes to try.
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Thai Curry Fish Custard With a Twist at Noodle Boat Near Seattle

Noodle Boat tackles a dish that I've found at only a couple of other places in the Seattle area: hor mok, traditionally a curried fish custard that's steamed in a banana leaf. Their "BKK" is stir-fried, rather than steamed, but it has a pleasantly eggy texture and a fantastic flavor, making this one dish worth the trip outside of city center.
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Seattle’s Asian Food Scene This Year

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…
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The Mein Man: Pestle Rock Puts the “Yum” in Tom Yum Noodle Soup

Dish: Guay Tiow Tom Yum Place: Pestle Rock, Ballard Price: $12.00 In the bowl: From the specials board: “Thin rice noodles with Carlton Farms ground pork, green bean, bean sprout, onion & cilantro, topped w/ground peanuts and rendered pork belly garlic (sic).” Supporting cast/What to…
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10 Terrific Tofu Dishes in Seattle

I probably wouldn't have connected the words "tofu" and "terrific" twenty or thirty years ago. Now I have favorites to recommend.
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The True Spice Route: To Thailand Via Issaquah Via Noodle Boat

What happens when a food writer joins friends for dinner with no intention of a write-up or review? Well, apparently, it still turns into a photo shoot and report. How can I resist sharing images from a tantalizing Thai meal at Noodle Boat in Issaquah?…
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The Mein Man: Thaiger Room Is Far from Roaring and Far from Golden

Dish: Golden Noodles Place: Thaiger Room, University District Price: $7.28 ($2.00 more for prawns and $3.00 more for mixed seafood) On the plate: Per the menu: “Rice noodles stir-fried with your choice of meat and mixed vegetable. Topped with delicious peanut sauce.” I went with…
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The Mein Man: Little Uncle Gives You a Street High with Khao Soi Gai

Dish: Khao Soi Gai Place: Little Uncle, Capitol Hill Price: $8.80 On the plate: Per the menu: “Chiang Mai curry egg noodles, stewed chicken, pickled mustard, fried shallots.” “Mustard” is mustard greens. There’s also red onion, bean sprouts, ginger strips, cilantro, a lime wedge, and…
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