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A Tale of Two Fried Rices in Seattle

Sometimes all I want is simple fried rice. Cold, (preferably) day-old rice hitting a hot wok results in grains that are soft and fluffy, not to mention a great vehicle for other flavors. Fortunately for me, Seattle’s International District has a host of Chinese restaurants that fire up fried rice. Two of the most-touted are virtually back-to-back, so I decided to visit both to compare their offerings.

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Surprisingly Strong Shabu-Shabu at Roaring Bowl, Seattle

A new restaurant in the shadow of the Space Needle turns out surprisingly impressive Japanese shabu-shabu.

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Asian Eats: Octopus Soup, Late-Night Ramen, and More at Brimmer & Heeltap in Seattle

A protégé of award-winning chefs strikes out on his own with Asian-inspired octopus soup, kabocha buns, a personal spin on ramen, and more.

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Where to Get Dessert Near Pike Place Market in Seattle

Pike Place Market is a working market for locals as well as a central attraction for tourists and business travelers alike. There are plenty of places to satisfy your sweet tooth, but here’s where we recommend you start.

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Butchering Beasts and Firing Up the Grill at Miller’s Guild in Seattle

Affectionately called “the Hearth,” Miller’s Guild’s custom-made Infierno puts out a lot of heat, producing delicious portions of beef, rack of lamb, pork loin, prawns, smoked quail, and more.

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Dessert is Just as Unique as Dinner at Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island, Near Seattle

Chef Brendan McGill always maps out an adventurous meal, and that includes dessert. He offered up both Sweet Potato and Yam Terrine and a Sticky Toffee Pudding with a twist.

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Parfait in Seattle Isn’t Just a Scoop Shop, It’s an “Ice Cream Patisserie”

Parfait serves up some of the best ice cream in Seattle. We checked out their brick and mortar location and also gave the patisserie items a try.

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Biang! Makes a Bang with Spicy Xi’an Noodles Near Seattle

“Biang” is the sound produced when a chef pulls dough and thwacks it against a table to make fresh noodles, making the hand-ripped Biang Biang noodles a star at Biang! restaurant (exclamation point theirs) just north of Seattle.

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Sampling the Fried Delights at Phnom Penh in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Expertly deep-fried chicken wings and an off-menu fried rice with beef dish help make Phnom Penh one of the best pitstops in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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Fous Follow-up: How Its Croissant Fares Against 6 Suggested Challengers

During a previous trip to Montreal, I found that Fous Desserts had my favorite croissant in the city. A few months later, I made more bakery visits, ate far too many butter-filled bites, and spent time cleaning up crumbs in my rental car to see how Fous’ would fare compared to other recommended croissants.

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