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The Heat (and Funk) Is on at Boiling Point, Seattle's Hot Pot Mecca

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The deep red hue of fiery broths and the pungent smell of stinky tofu make this hot pot chain a compelling place to eat. Here's a look at perhaps the two most popular of their ten available hot pots. More

Korean Fried Chicken Will Make You Sing at Seattle's Stars in the Sky

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Karaoke is part of the draw at Stars in the Sky, but the Korean Fried Chicken is the star of the food menu that includes everything from pizza corn cheese to boiled silkworms. More

Flipping Out for Filipino "Flip Sum" at Isla Manila in Seattle

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Think about dim sum done with Filipino food, and you've figured out the Flip Sum concept. It's an interesting, economical, and delicious way to enjoy a meal that's full of fascinating dishes. More

Killer Katsu Curry and Japanese Comfort Food at Cutting Board in Seattle

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Cutting Board is an excellent option if you're craving yoshoku, or Western-influenced Japanese dishes, like this deep-fried pork cutlet served with curry rice. More

Top-Notch Indian Street Eats at Chai Pani in Asheville, NC

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Casual lunch from Meherwan Irani, James Beard semifinalist for "Best Chef: Southeast," brings lots of surprises, with food that offers a flurry of bold flavors and textures. More

Japanese Classics and Specialty Surprises at Tsukushinbo in Seattle

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This homey Seattle restaurant serves Japanese classics like ramen and sushi, but if you're adventurous, items like ika wata ni are sure to delight. More

Gung-Ho About Taiwanese Breakfast? Try Kung-Ho, Near Seattle

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If you didn't know to ask, chances are you'd never see the breakfast menu at Kung-Ho, in Bellevue, WA. It's a menu worth requesting, though given the reasonably low prices, more intrepid diners can always just randomly select a number of items and have a good chance of enjoying most everything. But let me steer you to a few of my personal favorites (and where to point should you decide to give them a try). More

Bring on Korean Breakfast at JeonJu Bbop near Seattle

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This classic mom-and-pop restaurant has a simple one-page menu that's heavy on the Hangul, but ask for help and you'll discover satisfying dishes like pollock soup and bibimbap available as early as 8 a.m. More

Have-It-Your-Way Hot Pots and More at Uway Malatang in Seattle

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With a self-service cooler area where you can design your own hot pot and a window showcasing the chef's noodle-making skills, Uway Malatang is a desirable destination in a largely abandoned mini-mall. More

Two New(ish) Ramens Worth Slurping in Seattle's Other Japantown

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4649 Restaurant and Ramen Man are steps apart from each other, but each one brings its own distinct style to the bourgeoning Wallingford Japantown. More

Burmese Salad Days and More at Laksa King in Vancouver

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Formerly known as Bo Laksa King's Bubbles and Bits, this hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves an array of pan-Asian dishes, including Burmese salads and the namesake noodle soup. More

A Tale of Two Fried Rices in Seattle

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Sometimes all I want is simple fried rice. Cold, (preferably) day-old rice hitting a hot wok results in grains that are soft and fluffy, not to mention a great vehicle for other flavors. Fortunately for me, Seattle's International District has a host of Chinese restaurants that fire up fried rice. Two of the most-touted are virtually back-to-back, so I decided to visit both to compare their offerings. More

Surprisingly Strong Shabu-Shabu at Roaring Bowl, Seattle

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A new restaurant in the shadows of the Space Needle turns out surprisingly impressive Japanese shabu-shabu. More

Asian Eats: Octopus Soup, Late-Night Ramen, and More at Brimmer & Heeltap in Seattle

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A protégé of award-winning chefs strikes out on his own with Asian-inspired octopus soup, kabocha buns, a personal spin on ramen, and more. More

Biang! Makes a Bang with Spicy Xi'an Noodles Near Seattle

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"Biang" is the sound produced when a chef pulls dough and thwacks it against a table to make fresh noodles, making the hand-ripped Biang Biang noodles a star at Biang! restaurant (exclamation point theirs) just north of Seattle. More

Sampling the Fried Delights at Phnom Penh in Vancouver's Chinatown

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Expertly deep-fried chicken wings and an off-menu fried rice with beef dish help make Phnom Penh one of the best pitstops in Vancouver's Chinatown. More

Are Din Tai Fung's Soup Dumplings Worth the Wait?

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Taiwanese export Din Tai Fung, famed for its xiao long bao and long wait times, just opened their second location in the Seattle area. We stopped by for an early visit to see how the dumplings (plus a whole bunch of other dishes) stack up. More

Special-Occasion Soba Noodles for the New Year at Miyabi 45th in Seattle

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Mutsuko Soma makes noodles daily in traditional fashion, using a rolling pin and a soba knife. These fresh noodles find their way on the menu in many interesting incarnations. More

Karaoke, Cosplay, and Excellent Hot Pot at Twilight 7 Near Seattle

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A restaurant with waitresses in feather headbands and a booming karaoke business aimed at young people can't possibly serve good Chinese food. Can it? More

Sushi and Sashimi Still Satisfy at Old Schooler Musashi's in Seattle

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This longstanding Japantown favorite serves plenty of cooked dishes, but most people are there for the fish. Affordably priced sushi, sashimi, and chirashi all aim to please, with successful results. More

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