Li Lyu of Dough Zone Dumpling House creates a crepe-like Tianjin breakfast dish, Jian Bing Guo Zi
How to Do Dim Sum
The dos and don'ts of this classic Chinese meal
Dim Sum is the ultimate small plate meal; these choices are from Joyale Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown/International District
Ramen Nirvana: Ramen Bushi-Do
Oodles of noodles from the Dough Zone folks
Miso ramen, with a slow-cooked egg and chicken potstickers on the side
Food We Love: Tonkotsu Ramen at Arashi Ramen
Warm up with this aromatic, velvety bowl of comfort
The velvety tonkotsu ramen at Arashi Ramen (Tukwila and Ballard), with pork belly, egg and a side of chicken karaage
Where Seattle Chefs Dine Out
In the midst of a restaurant renaissance, we tap Seattle's culinary rock stars for the best food and drinks in the city
Late-night bar food queen Monica Dimas with her favorite: Yum Yum chicken, photographed at Chungee’s on Capitol HIll
Chelsea Lin and Jessica Yadegaran, with additional reporting by Rebecca Ratterman
Extra Starch: Previewing the January 2013 Issue
Our editor-in-chief reflects on the bigger picture of the latest issue of Seattle magazine.
When we were brainstorming ideas for our January issue, thinking about what we crave this time of year and pontificating on what constitutes Seattle’s ultimate comfort food, it didn’t take long to come to the conclusion. When winter (OK, fall) comes to Seattle, we chase away the damp chill with giant, steaming bowls of noodles,…
Handcrafted Noodles from Fremont’s Soba Studio
The owner of Miyabi 45th in Wallingford makes Japanese teuchi soba the old-fashioned way.
There are no shortcuts at Mutsuko Soma’s Fremont soba studio. Here, in a tiny, sunny room, she makes the Japanese teuchi soba the way she learned at soba school in Japan, which she attended in 2008, after working at Seattle restaurants such as The Harvest Vine and Saito’s. First, she grinds her own Washington-grown buckwheat…
Cold Noodles Comfort
Discover the delights of cold noodles.
Legend has it that a female emperor in ancient China, suffering through a hot day, demanded her noodles be served cold instead of hot. It was her birthday that day, and thus began a tradition: Every birthday from that day forward she asked that her noodles be served cold. In modern-day Seattle, I think the…
Best Asian Noodle Dishes in Seattle
Our favorite warm, savory noodle dishes from Chinatown and beyond.
ChineseHouse Special Barley Green Hand-shaven Chow Mein (shown above, left)at Shanghai Garden in Chinatown-International DistrictThe wide, tender green noodles (made with barley green powder) in Chinatown-International District’s most famous noodle dish are fresh—and taste as spring green as they look. They’re dressed in a light sauce with softly scrambled eggs, carrots, tender chicken, squiggly hunks…
Our Favorite Hot Noodle Soups
Savory, slurpable soups we love from the International District and beyond.
[Chinese]Szechuan Beef Noodle Soup@ Szechuan Noodle BowlThis incredibly spicy broth is tinted a deep reddish-brown, its chile heat sure to clear your sinuses. And with beef that’s braised to an impossibly tender finish, ropey house-made noodles and firm bok choy for a hit of vitamin C, this is a soup we return to again and…
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