Ethnic

Insalate Napoli – Inspired by Tutta Bella

Insalate Napoli – Inspired by Tutta Bella

  I was dusting off the internet and found this one tucked into a draft folder that I guess I never got around to finishing. We LOVE THIS SALAD.  Take note of the dressing “trick.” My sister has referred me to many great restaurants around […]

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BELLEVUE – Kukai Ramen and Izakaya

BELLEVUE – Kukai Ramen and Izakaya

Another stop in my commitment to provide insightful and funny guide’s to ethnic food from a white guy’s perspective has brought be to the Tokyo-based Kukai Ramen and Izakaya in the Crossroads area of Bellevue.  A new mini strip mall paralleling Main St, and perpendicular […]

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SEATTLE/INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT – Szechuan Noodle Bowl

SEATTLE/INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT – Szechuan Noodle Bowl

I don’t get to the International District of Seattle (ID) enough, and I think it stinks. This neighborhood just East of Century Link Field is full of Asian grocers, independent shops, and of course loads of great restaurants. Some of the restaurants are fancy sit […]

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BELLEVUE – 5 Quick Stops in Downtown Bellevue

BELLEVUE – 5 Quick Stops in Downtown Bellevue

BELLEVUE – 5 Quick Stops in Downtown Bellevue Lets talk about downtown Bellevue for a moment shall we? Once home to only a handful of chain restaurants, mostly attached to the mall, is now loaded with many new and hip dining options. It appears we […]

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BELLEVUE – Yang’s Dumpling House UPDATED

BELLEVUE – Yang’s Dumpling House UPDATED

Yang’s Dumpling House UPDATED I know food porn is probably overused but I have to share one of the most memorable meals I have eaten in a long time…and it happened by accident. I was actually on my way to eat at the famous Won […]

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Your Guide to Chopsticks

Your Guide to Chopsticks

Your Guide to Chopsticks Chopsticks. Those frustrating yet fun tools for the eater. Whether you are eating at the lame Panda Express (tastes good but still lame), the “next level” Asian restaurant (think Chinese Dragon in Spokane, or any other predominantly-Anglo town), or even the […]

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Poor Man’s “Every Day” Bolognese

Poor Man’s “Every Day” Bolognese

Poor Man’s “Every Day” Bolognese You have heard me say this many times but it is worth a quick repeat. Whenever you make an authentic Italian recipe, you are opening yourself up to criticism. Probably no where else in the world is each region, each […]

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Bento Box in the Heartland

Bento Box in the Heartland

Ah, the bento box. One of my personal favorite Japanese contributions. Essentially the most organized lunch box ever! A little bit of sushi, some tempura, maybe some chicken and rice, and you have a well rounded, gorgeous meal. Recently I was recommended a book entitled […]

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Homemade Limoncello, updated and inspired from my trip to Cyprus

Homemade Limoncello, updated and inspired from my trip to Cyprus

Homemade Limoncello The first time I ever had Limoncello was with my old friend Robco, who invited me to his brothers then-new restaurant, Via Tribunali on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.  I will never forget when that canary yellow chilled liquid perfection first touched my lips and […]

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Best Place to Eat on a Sunny Day in Seattle? Agua Verde

Best Place to Eat on a Sunny Day in Seattle? Agua Verde

Fish Tacos in Seattle The codfish lays a thousand eggs, the homely hen lays one. The codfish never cackles to tell you that she’s done. So we scorn the codfish while the humble hen we prize which only goes to show you that it pays […]

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