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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

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…

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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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The Mein Man: Araya’s Vegetarian Place Gets Me Drunk on Mushrooms, But Not on Spice

Dish: Drunken Mushrooms
Place: Araya’s Vegetarian Place, University District
Price: $13.95
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…

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The Mein Man: OK Noodles Misses the Boat

Dish: Boat Noodle Soup
Place: OK Noodles, University District
Price: $6.78
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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The Mein Man: Thai Palms Noodles Are a No-No

Dish: Pad Thai
Place: Thai Palms, Rainier Valley
Price: $6.99
On the plate: Per the menu: “Thai noodles mixed with ground peanuts, onion and bean sprouts.” There’s also lots of shredded carrot and purple cabbage, and my meat choice of pork.
Supporting cast/What to do:…

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