Tag Archives: Bamboo Garden

For Eater: Where to Eat Chinese Food in Seattle

For Eater Seattle, here are my recommendations of great Vietnamese restaurants in the area.
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2012 in Food: No Top Chef, But 26 Favorites for the Seattle Area

As the year comes to a close, seems like everyone is compiling their Top 10 restaurant lists for 2012. Meanwhile, throughout the year, people take to Twitter and Facebook to scream that “this” or “that” is the best—making your pick more like the worst. I…
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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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8 Best Sichuanese Restaurants in Seattle

I count eight Sichuanese-specific restaurants in the Seattle area. After extensive research, i.e. mouth-burning sessions, here's information about all of them, starting with my ranking of the top three.
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Why Seattle’s Chinese and Japanese Restaurants Give Me the Blues

I remember the first time I saw a blueberry bagel. “That’s a Christian bagel,” my dad bemoaned, adding, “Or a stale doughnut.” We both believed a bagel should be simple—either plain, seeded, or maybe onion. Me…I’m a sesame man. And I’m a New York Jew,…
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The Mein Man: Bamboo Garden’s Dan Dan Noodles Are Hot Hot

Dish: Cheng Du Dan Dan Noodle Place: Bamboo Garden, Bellevue Price: $6.95 In the bowl: You’ll see slightly yellowish egg noodles topped with little bits of ground pork and thin slices of green onion. The chili sauce is at the bottom of the bowl. Supporting…
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The Mein Man: Bamboo Garden Keeps It Kosher in Queen Anne

Dish: Gourmet Chow Mein (Lo Mein) Place: Bamboo Garden, Queen Anne Price: $8.95 On the plate: Per the menu: “pan-fried thin noodles with mixed vegetables, sausage, and chicken.” That description will warrant further explanation. Supporting cast/What to do: Dig in. There’s no option for spice…
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…and Three (+) Pigs in Seattle

Yesterday I posted pictures of pig-filled plates outside of Seattle, and promised you local options. Here they are. Most are Asian, with appreciation of the utilization of as much of the animal as possible. Pictured above is bopis, which is a spicy and vinegary saute…
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Dishin': Bamboo Garden’s Walk on the Wild Side

Dishin’ is always lookin’ for soul food and a place to eat. Usually Asian food. Often Chinese. The problem: the best, most authentic dishes are usually on the Chinese menu, and unless someone reads Chinese characters, it’s either point-and-order, or be stuck with what’s on…
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Best of Seattle: Top 5 Asian Restaurants

What a great city for Asian food! From super sushi restaurants to fantastic pho joints, we’re never more than a stone’s throw away from great noodles, rice dishes and other treats from the east. Selecting the top five Asian restaurants is a big challenge, but…
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