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.
What I love about dandan noodles is mixing up the bowl and then getting different flavors with each pull of the chopsticks. With Revel's Asian/Southern fusion version, some bites have pulled pork, some collard greens, some crispy crackling.
There’s a ramen boom in Seattle, with noodle pop-ups, new restaurants serving ramen, old restaurants jumping on the bandwagon, and even ramen at a farmers market. (On top of all this, several more ramen joints are due to open in the Seattle area this fall.)…
Yesterday, Serious Eats posted my report on Cochon 555 in Seattle. An excerpt:
This was true nose-to-tail eating, most prominent in the long-cooking broths with head parts, the ubiquitous use of lardo, the addictive chicharrones, and the appearance of pork in the desserts. Judges sometimes…
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.
Who doesn't love dumplings? They come in all types of international styles, and seem so tempting on the plate, like sculpted purses holding hidden treasures. Here are some of Seattle's best.
Dish: Abura Noodle
Place: Revel, Fremont
In the bowl: Per the brunch menu: “Abura noodle, nettle pistou, shrimp, bok choy, bonito.” There are also ginger strips and cilantro leaves.
Supporting cast/What to do: Use your chopsticks to grab some noodles and other goodies,…
When I attended the Culinary Institute of America’s annual Worlds of Flavor conference last year, one speaker cited a report that there are 25,600 ramen restaurants in Japan. Those are dedicated ramen shops, selling little more than gyoza on the side.
Seattle has two such…
Dish: Kimchi Ramen
Place: Revel, Fremont
In the bowl: Kimchi (of course), pork belly, egg, green onions, nori strips, and ramen noodles.
Supporting cast: Nothing.
What to do: Admire the bowl before you. Smell, noting the slightly pungent odor of the kimchi. Then…