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Where to buy kohlrabi?

Thanks so much...it gives me a pretty good idea where to go.

Dec 13, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Where to buy kohlrabi?

I was wondering if anyone know who might carry kohlrabi in Seattle. I'm just looking a for a way not to drive around town looking for some. Any leads would be welcome.

Dec 12, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Best yoshoku ?

I've been to Katsu Burger a couple of times now and have to say it's pretty good...but a little too much of a good thing, The burgers are HUGE! I would say always split one, because you go from a great tasting meal to feeling kinda gross pretty fast. If you split one you get to have some of the Nori Fires. I've had the Tonkatsu and beef burgers, both were good. I'd say the place would be perfect if they brought the sizes down a little and used a little tougher bun.

Dec 10, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

NW Seafood

I had my business dinner and Ponti and it was great. We sat outside and had a great meal. The service was very good and relaxed. The food was very good we had tuna and sockeye, with the crab spring rolls and calamari apps...they were all very good. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Sep 22, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

NW Seafood

Thanks for all the great discussion. I've settled on Ponti. I like the room and the menu looks pretty good.

Sep 01, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

NW Seafood

I recently ate at Seastar and it was very good, but the place just didn't blow me away...especially at the price they were asking. The food was fresh and good, but it didn't break any new ground in the taste department. I actualy thought about Etta's but I would like a nicer room.

Aug 30, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Seattle's International District

There are great places in the ID for any kind of Asian food you would want, but it's a tough order to name one or two places. The thing about the ID is, you should ask in terms of what you'd like to eat. For me there's no single Chinese joint, because you'd go to one place for seafood, another for noodles, another for hotpot, and another for home-style Cantonese, etc. This also holds true for other cuisines in the neighborhood. So what are you hungry for or wanting to try?

Aug 30, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

NW Seafood

I need some help on which Seafood type restaurant to go to for a business dinner. Things keep pointing to Canlis, but the last time I was there (over 5 years ago) I had such a bad experience I've never wanted to go back. It was an Anniversary dinner, we were seated at a tight table, it was a view table. The service was super rushed, and it seemed the owner or whomever, knew a bunch of people seated around us, so there was a lot of bumping us and reaching over us to shake hands and such. Basically it was like we were in the way. Don't get me wrong the food was great, but the rest of the experience was brutal.

So with that in mind here are my choices for a great NW Seafood meal:

Canlis (should I give it another chance?)
Waterfront Seafood Grill
Ponti
Ray Boathouse
Blueacre

What are your thoughts?

Aug 30, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Please Help.....

I agree with Ray's and Chandler's, but I don't get why Canlis is always recommended. I've been there a few times, awhile ago, but was always treated shabby. It seems if you aren't dripping with money and known to the people there, they could care less. I could relate the stories about the few times I've been to Canlis, but that's another post. Ray's and Chandler's are both great places for a nice dinner.

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Canlis Restaurant
2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Jul 26, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Fresh Rice Noodle Big Sheets

They always have the fresh rice noodles at the Tsu Chong Company Inc. in the International District, where they make them:

Tsu Chong Company Inc.
508 8th Ave. S.
Seattle WA 98104

They have a storefront on the SE corner of King Street and 8th. Just go in and ask them for the rice noodles. It's cheaper and fresher than the ones in stores.

May 18, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Ethan Stowell at Safeco Field

Went to the game last week and tried the Ethan Stowell burger. What a "Gut Bomb"! It was the worst burger I've ever had. It was pre-made, lukewarm, and limp...the fries weren't much better, only the Aioli sauce was decent. There are so many other good options at Safeco, but I would not give this place a second try. Ethan Stowell should be ashamed to have his name on a product like this.

May 02, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

chinese dumplings

A lot of the Asian markets carry the Wei Chuan brand of frozen dumplings.

http://www.weichuanusa.com/a_product_...

Their Mini Buns are great...they don't call them soup dumpling, but that's what they are! Why wait in line for an hour, when you can buy them and steam them up in 10 minutes. Use some red vinegar and soy suave for dipping and you are in business.

Mar 28, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Chinese Clay Pots

Thanks...I'll check it out.

Jan 27, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Chinese Clay Pots

Does anyone know where they might sell traditional Chinese Clay cooking pots in Seattle?

MC

Jan 27, 2011
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

shad, they're in... but what do i do with them?

The recipe for Shad that I've heard is to plank roast it, then throw the fish away and eat the plank. Seriously the roe and fish are not very good cooked, but you can have it smoked and canned, which is very good. The fish is very oily and does well being canned...it's very good.

Nov 09, 2009
FoodDoog in Pacific Northwest

Veal Milanese Seattle

Can anyone recommend a restaurant in Seattle that serves a good Veal Milanese? I'm looking for a place that serves it with Arugula and tomatoes.

Oct 05, 2009
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Visiting San Francisco

Thanks for all the suggestions. We ended up going to RN74, which was amazing! Great room and great food. If you go be sure to try the Tempura Mushrooms...OMG!

Sep 03, 2009
FoodDoog in San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for a steakhouse in the Seattle area

You might want to look at the Melrose Grill in Renton. I've never had a bad steak or experience there. http://www.melrosegrill.com/

Sep 01, 2009
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Maitake in Seattle

Does anyone know where you can buy Maitake mushrooms in Seattle?

Sep 01, 2009
FoodDoog in Greater Seattle

Visiting San Francisco

That's crazy that you would mention Hayes Street Grill. That was our favorite restaurant when we lived in SF. So it's still good?

Aug 04, 2009
FoodDoog in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting San Francisco

I'll be visiting San Francisco from Seattle in late August and would like a recommendation for a good place for dinner. Nothing extraordinarily fancy or exotic...just a solid well done and surprising diner. We'll be staying in Japan-town, bur can go anywhere in San Francisco.

It's been years since I lived in San Francisco...some of our favorite restaurants are still around, but a little long in the tooth...I'd like to try some place new...and romantic since it's our Anniversary. We've been to Asia de Cuba, and Lark Creek Steak on our last visit. Also any ideas on Old School San Francisco place that are still great would be appreciated.

Thanks...

Jul 18, 2009
FoodDoog in San Francisco Bay Area

The Ruins, Seattle

The Ruins is always good for functions like weddings. The food is different from what they serve for dinner verses vs. what they serve for a function. Every party I've ever had there was really good. They'll work with you on the menu. Lunch there is still a great experience..good food and service. I haven't been a fan of there dinner menu for quite awhile.

Jan 13, 2009
FoodDoog in Pacific Northwest

Fresh Horseradish - SEA

Does anyone know who sells fresh horseradish in Seattle?

Dec 10, 2008
FoodDoog in Pacific Northwest

Northshore Hawaiian BBQ [SEATOWN]

I went there tonight…don’t bother. It wasn’t very good. They seem to use inferior food products, in other words cheap ingredients. We had the two combination plates. One was the BBQ combo; kalbi, beef, and chicken, salty and the chicken was dry. The other was Seafood Combo with Chicken Katsu; The shrimp was pre-made store bought kind, Mahi-Mahi was dry and over cooked, the chicken katsu was flattened thigh meat with the panko coating flavor was the main taste. For Hawaiian in Seattle I still like Kona kitchen and Kauai Family Restaurant.

Apr 30, 2008
FoodDoog in Pacific Northwest

Gastropubs in Seattle

Just went to Feierabend last evening. A nice place for a beer, but the food wasn't anything to write home about. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. About all I can say is that it went great with the beer! I'm still looking for a great German place in town.

Dec 13, 2007
FoodDoog in Pacific Northwest

Lilikoi / Passion Fruit Juice - Seattle

Thanks for the info...I'm there!

Dec 11, 2007
FoodDoog in Pacific Northwest

Lilikoi / Passion Fruit Juice - Seattle

Does anyone know who might sell Lilikoi / Passion Fruit Juice or concentrate in Seattle? I've checked a few stores and the frozen stuff is usually a mixture of jucies that included Passion Fruit.

Dec 11, 2007
FoodDoog in Pacific Northwest

Christmas Eve dinner

It's a family tradition for us to go someplace on Christmas Eve for dinner. We've tried Tulio (good, but I'd like someplace new), Palisade (expensive and decent), The Georgian Room ( decent food, but a bit stuffy...talk about a "White Christmas"). Actually all of these are decent choices...the Cascadia dinner looks very good.

Oct 19, 2007
FoodDoog in Pacific Northwest

Global Knife - Chef vs Veg knife

I own a number of Global knives and I have the vegtable knife, which I have to say is the most used knife I have, along with the santoku knife. I have the heavy duty version of the japanese vegtable knife, which judging by your post might be too heavy, but the lighter version should do the trick.

As far as buying it around here...I'm not sure since I always buy my knives off the internet.

It's a great knife...very sharp. The metal is so hard it keeps a very good edge, but you should have a ceramic hone stick to touch it up since the metal is harder than most steels.

Oct 18, 2007
FoodDoog in Cookware

Chinese banquet for rehearsal dinner

I guess the question is are you really looking for an authentic Chinese banquet with the types of food that goes with it. Or are you looking for good chinese food where you can order all your favorite dishes and sit at big tables and share? A real Chinese banquet has a number of dishes (odd number) that are traditionally served. The other thing is that the atmosphere in most of the real banquet place is not going to be that great.

Jun 26, 2007
FoodDoog in Pacific Northwest