Doesn't that depend on your taste? China is a big country
and there are lots of different kinds of "Chinese food".
In the International District/Chinatown.
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> Where is the best chinese food in seattle or on the eastside?
My favorites are Uptown China, near Key Arena, and Hong's Garden in Renton.
Both are very classy.
Everything I have ever had at Uptown China tastes like somebody in the kitchen
CARES that my food was perfect.
Even the fired rice is a work of art.
Hong's Garden is great for Dimsum.
There are only two kinds of food: good and bad.
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"Ernie Leimkuhler" <er...@stagesmith.com> wrote in message
> Where is the best chinese food in seattle or on the eastside?
Since you mentioned dim sum, check out Top Gun. I like to Eastside
location better than the ID location. Look it up.
For rather tasty non-dim-sum Chinese food, on the East side (duh, I
live on the East side), check out Shanghai Cafe, right near the Top
Gun. Both are in Factoria. Both are excellent.
Sun Ya in Chinatown or the Imperial Seafood in the Great Wall Mall in
Kent. House of Hong in Renton is good, but was a bit disappointing on
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Not really, good food is good food and bad food is bad food.
China is at least as diverse as Europe. If you asked "Where is the best
European food in Seattle" and one person listed their favorite Russian
place, another there favorite Spanish place and anther their favorite
German place, they would all be right.
One thing I can say: No need to go north. Pickings are slim anywhere
north of Alderwood mall. I like P F Changs in the Bellveue mall, but I
don't go to downtown Seattle on weekends because my wife works there
weekdays and doesn't want to go on weekends.
> One thing I can say: No need to go north. Pickings are slim anywhere
> north of Alderwood mall. I like P F Changs in the Bellveue mall, but I
> don't go to downtown Seattle on weekends because my wife works there
> weekdays and doesn't want to go on weekends.
Obviously, you are not familiar with T & T Seafood on Aurora, across
from Fred Meyer up north. Mighty fine Chinese, with a subset of seafood
"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and
avoid the people, you might better stay home."
I'd like to put in a very hearty second for T & T.
Their specials board is one of the best I've tasted.
Parking is a bit easier in back.
> I'd like to put in a very hearty second for T & T.
> Their specials board is one of the best I've tasted.
> Parking is a bit easier in back.
Yes, T&T is very good. I have also been very pleased with Doong Kong
Lau, the Hakka restaurant on Aurora at around 97th or so. Order any of
the hotpots or house specials with the pickled vegetables in
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My dad and I usually get the house special hand-shaven chow
mein. I also really like their barley-green potstickers.
There's a Szechuan restaurant in Bellevue on 148th, near the Red Robin.
It's quite good; their garlic eggplant is superb.
>I just tried Bamboo Terrace off of 43rd in Wallingford. Great food, small
>quiet place. Definatly a must try.
Used to get a little carry out thing of fried rice for lunch when I
was at Ballard @ Lincoln. Neat little joint.
Mandarin Chef has advantages over Snappy Dragon. For one, you can walk into
Mandarin Chef and get a table right away. None of the horrible waits that
characterize the typical night out at the Dragon. It's smaller and the
service is more prompt. Again, less of a wait. It's a little cheaper,
maybe $.50 an entree. And it's better. I guess it's been a couple of years
since I've been to Snappy Dragon, but one of the reasons I quit going was
that they were having real problems with the consistency. It seemed every
other meal I was eating there was sub par. A friend of mine who lives
close to Snappy Dragon says that the restaurant has settled down and
produces more consistent fare these days, but I still take my business to
Mandarin Chef. I also prefer their specials. It's a good place to go in
I'm also a big fan of Doong Kong Lau, the Hakka place on Aurora and about
100th St. I believe someone else mentioned it in this thread. They have a
ton of great dishes, but the one that keeps me coming back is the sauteed
green beens with pickled garlic.
I try to get steamed whole fish whenever I am there. It has never
disappointed. IMO Doong Kong Lau is one of the better Chinese restaurants in
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No, I think it's just called Szechuan Chinese. It's in a strip mall next to
a Subway. I think technically
it's on 24th.
Hate to be so obtuse, but I think we're talking about the old New Saigon
location? Near Futon Factory?
FWIW, Maple Garden has pretty good eggplant, too.
That's it. It's between the Futon Factory and the teriyaki place.
> FWIW, Maple Garden has pretty good eggplant, too.
Thanks, I'll have to try it :-)
Hmmmm. Judy is a Seattle institution for many years. Prior to this
incarnation, she was the chef at the old Panda restaurants in Wedgewood
and Interbay. Prior to that she was the chef at the old (forgot its
name) Sechuan and Mongolian restaurant on Lake City Way near 125th St.
> Doong Kong Lau is somewhat overpriced. In the Shoreline area, there are
> better authentic restaurants: Lam's Seafood on 155th just west of Aurora
> the old Keg restaurant) and T n T across from the Aurora Fred Meyer.
Thanks, Wayne. I'm always on the lookout for a better Chinese restaurant. I
hadn't heard of these. I'll even forgive your top posting. };->
For dim sum, we like Honey Court in the ID.
For fresh, store made noodles, try Tai Ho in Kenmore (Bothell Way)
Does this identify a particular Snappy Dragon, or is there only one Snappy
u w i z a t c l u e s t i c k d o t o r g
Only one SD, which is in the Maple Leaf neighborhood.
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