I've dipped and devoured my fair share of dumplings to present you with my pick of the best of these doughy delights.
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.
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.
For Eater Seattle, here are my recommendations of great Vietnamese restaurants in the city.
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.
Dish: Combo Vermicelli
Place: Ba Bar, Capitol Hill
In the bowl: From the menu: “Imperial roll, grilled white prawn, grass-fed beef bo mo chai, cucumber, rau thom.” This and more (see below) over cold rice vermicelli noodles.
Supporting cast: A side of nuoc…