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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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A “Love Letter” to Bún Bò Hue, the “Other” Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Aside from a perfect partner, is it strange that the first thing I like to see in the morning is a bowl of soup noodles? And while many prefer pho, I have a different favorite.
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For Eater: Where to Eat Vietnamese Food in Seattle

For Eater Seattle, here are my recommendations of great Vietnamese restaurants in the city.
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Picture This: Ten from Seattle, Roux to Rain Shadow

From pizza to porchetta and fried gizzards to vegan sweets, here are 10 Seattle-area restaurants I've yet to discuss.
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Serious Eats: 10 Vietnamese Noodle Soups to Try in Seattle

I love the interactivity of Vietnamese soups, as most come with a side plate of herbs, vegetables, and lime wedges. It's a must to taste the broth as presented, and then figure out how to spice it up, both with herbs and perhaps jalapeños for heat.
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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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10 Steamed and Boiled Dumpling Destinations in Seattle

While I consider all dumplings comfort food, there's something especially soothing about a steamed or boiled dumpling. Maybe it's the softer texture, or maybe it's the lighter feeling that makes me feel like I can eat a ton of them.
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Sexy Feast: Rainier Restaurant and BBQ Serves Up Sexual Substitutions

Rainier Restaurant and BBQ had been on my wish-list for ages, but especially because of a possible bump after it appears on Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover this coming season, now was the time to go. My large group ordered many of the exotic meats on…
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Sexy Feast Pho Le’s is Pho-king Okay

One can argue that pho and teriyaki are Seattle’s favorite fast foods. These restaurants are everywhere. As I point out in a current New York Magazine article about Seattle, teriyaki can range from the standby, like Toshi’s Grill in Renton (by the man who started…
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Hangover Helper: Chao Long at Huong Binh, Seattle

Upon first spoonful, the congee is beautifully bland, with a texture of loose rice porridge that's both hydrating and comforting. You'll soon start to appreciate the sharpness of the ginger strips and fried shallots, and be ready to add extras to the bowl.
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