On a freezing winter night, the Black Knight and I ventured out for my favorite cold weather food – soup noodles. Ramen, pho, udon, beef noodle soup – it warms the soul from the inside out on the coldest of nights. Farm to table japanese food with pork belly to boot – sold!
So Bloom is the new re-incarnation of Showa, which was replaced by Le Petit Cocheon, which were just at a few weeks ago? Funny how things come back full circle… We sat up at the bar with friendly bartender Mike, who we loved, and was nice enough to chat with us about weird dreams and the chemistry of cooking alcohol. We asked, he delivered, every time. 🙂
My dad loves seafood. Loves it and makes some of the most perfectly cooked salmon both grilled and pan seared that I’ve ever eaten. His favorite is whole fish though – nothing is more exciting at a restaurant to him than munching on the fish head to get the last bits of fish. This is usually met with a bit of shock in western restaurants, but it’s perfectly normal at an asian one. The fish is always served with a head at a chinese restaurant – that’s how they prove it’s fresh. 😛 So I’m always on the lookout for a great seafood restaurants, and while seattle has a plethora of restaurants that serve seafood, there are not that many that specialize in it. Seastar, Ettas, and Rays are the standards that usually come to mind. Recently, there has been a trend toward seafood with Barnacle, Westward, and most recently, Rock Creek opening.