For years, Seattleites in the know have traveled across Lake Washington to Bellevue for its better Chinese food. That is changing. But for now, here are some of the best dishes to try in Bellevue.
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.
Dish: Szechuan Cold Noodle
Place: Szechuan Chef, Bellevue
In the bowl: The menu says nothing beyond the dish name. So I asked my server, and she explained that the sauce is made with garlic, green onions, vinegar, chili oil, and soy sauce.
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“Can you really eat that?”
Seattlest loves a restaurant that puts food on a menu and then questions why you’ve ordered it. Not just by the server, but also by the owner.
This happens to us repeatedly at Szechuan Chef, our favorite Chinese restaurant in…