Tag Archives: Showa

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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8 Great Pan-Fried Dumplings You Should Eat in Seattle

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.
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Bowled Over by Ramen

You don't have to go to Japan to get a good bowl of ramen. Reporting for Northwest Palate magazine, here are some I sampled in the Pacific Northwest.
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Sexy Feast: Showa’s Udon Is A-Rated for Taste, X-Rated for the Prurient Thoughts It Puts in My Mind

If the photo looks familiar, it’s because I just showcased the inaka udon at Showa in this week’s Mein Man column. Now, two days later, the noodles are providing fodder for this week’s Sexy Feast. Why? I liked this udon dish so much that I…
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The Mein Man: Inaka Udon at Urban Showa

Dish: Inaka Udon Place: Showa, Fremont Price: $7.50 In the bowl: From the menu: “chilled udon, daikon oroshi and tempura crunch in cold dashi broth.” There are also green onions and nori (seaweed strips) on top. I opted to add a raw egg for fifty…
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