Jay Friedman

Aside from a perfect partner, is it strange that the first thing

Aside from a perfect partner, is it strange that the first thing I like to see in the morning is a bowl of soup noodles?… Continue reading

 

2 014 was an exciting year for Chinese food in Seattle, with

2014 was an exciting year for Chinese food in Seattle, with more in store for 2015. A number of new restaurants broke the boundaries of… Continue reading

 

She calls her pop-up Onibaba Ramen, explaining that “Onibaba refers to a

She calls her pop-up Onibaba Ramen, explaining that “Onibaba refers to a mythical Japanese demon that bears the appearance of a maniacal old woman and… Continue reading

 

“To be honest, I don’t like noodles,” confesses Miah Young, owner of

“To be honest, I don’t like noodles,” confesses Miah Young, owner of Biang! (their exclamation point, which I’ll drop for the rest of this article),… Continue reading

Ballard’s Slate Coffee Bar is unique: There’s no line of people at

Ballard’s Slate Coffee Bar is unique: There’s no line of people at a counter contemplating a big blackboard of options, but instead table service with… Continue reading

Renee Erickson has excelled in pickle-making, using pickled raisins, apricots, and French

Renee Erickson has excelled in pickle-making, using pickled raisins, apricots, and French plums to great effect in her restaurants. You can bring all these home… Continue reading

Bellevue’s Bamboo Garden offers a regular menu for the timid, but I

Bellevue’s Bamboo Garden offers a regular menu for the timid, but I recommend taking a look at the “Walk on the Wild Side” menu. Here… Continue reading

Sushi Kappo Tamura is one of Seattle’s finest sushi restaurants, but it’s

Sushi Kappo Tamura is one of Seattle’s finest sushi restaurants, but it’s also my favorite place for ippins—small plates, both hot and cold, that I… Continue reading

Seattle’s a good city for sushi. Of all the fine sushi restaurants,

Seattle’s a good city for sushi. Of all the fine sushi restaurants, Kisaku, in Tangletown, is one of my favorites. It has the feel of… Continue reading

There’s a big ramen boom in the area, with the best being

There’s a big ramen boom in the area, with the best being the newest: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. This was a known entity, as Santouka, based… Continue reading

Biang! (their exclamation point) might be my current pick for top dining

Biang! (their exclamation point) might be my current pick for top dining destination in the area, largely due to one dish: the Hot Oil Seared… Continue reading

The southeast corner alone makes 12th and Jackson in Little Saigon the

The southeast corner alone makes 12th and Jackson in Little Saigon the best, as it has perhaps the area’s top strip mall for food. Pho… Continue reading

I’d do almost anything to get my hands on good tonkatsu (a

I’d do almost anything to get my hands on good tonkatsu (a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet), and you can literally do that at Katsu Burger… Continue reading

Throw a stone and you’ll hit a beet salad in a Seattle

Throw a stone and you’ll hit a beet salad in a Seattle restaurant. Surely there’s a more innovative way to use this colorful and flavorful… Continue reading

I’m constantly apologizing to my Seattle-area friends for turning down dim sum

I’m constantly apologizing to my Seattle-area friends for turning down dim sum invitations. Sure, dim sum is just dandy here compared to most of the… Continue reading

One of the more fascinating threads in the Chowhound online food-discussion forum

One of the more fascinating threads in the Chowhound online food-discussion forum is entitled “Asian desserts . . . why don’t I like them?” As a non-Asian who’s slowly… Continue reading

One of the more fascinating threads in the Chowhound online food-discussion forum

One of the more fascinating threads in the Chowhound online food-discussion forum is entitled “Asian desserts . . . why don’t I like them?” As a non-Asian who’s slowly… Continue reading

There may be more glamorous spots in Seattle for Vietnamese food, but


There may be more glamorous spots in Seattle for Vietnamese food, but my favorite is Huong Binh. Located in a restaurant-filled strip mall in the… Continue reading

Best Bakery Lines went out the door from day one last spring

Best BakeryLines went out the door from day one last spring at Capitol Hill’s Crumble & Flake Patisserie. The crowds have only recently begun to… Continue reading

Chinese food in Seattle is primarily Cantonese, which I find a bit

Chinese food in Seattle is primarily Cantonese, which I find a bit boring generally and lacking in quality locally. (And don’t get me started on… Continue reading