Din Tai Fung Dumpling House and others…

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, known for their world-renowned dumplings, has two North America locations… Los Angeles, CA and Bellevue, WA.  Watch the staff make the dumplings as you wait or as you pass by at Lincoln Square. If you were to pass by, most certainly come back!   I hesitated adding other “eats” to this post, as Din Tai Fung Dumpling House deserves its own!.

What’s on the menu?  Soups, steamed dumplings, steamed buns, noodles(made fresh in-house), wontons, fried noodles, fried rice, greens, dessert, and drink.  The Juicy Pork Dumplings (house specialty) and the Shrimp & Pork Shao Mai dumplings, are delicious!  10 pieces brought steaming hot to the table.  A nice addition is the Chicken Fried Noodle.  You will have much to choose from that will tempt your taste buds.  Try a pot of jasmine tea and/or a glass of Tsingtao beer, and you are all set!  Actually, I would have liked the Sauteed String Bean with Garlic dish or the Soy Noodle Salad, but those will have to wait till next time. http://www.dintaifungusa.com/

Dick’s Drive-Ins – Hello Seattlelites! Hello Puget Sounders! Hello Edmonds??? Dick’s Drive-In, a staple since the 1950’s brings good memories of the old and a new tradition for the young. Dick’s has opened its sixth and newest location in Edmonds, WA (actually on Hwy. 99 just north of 220th). Awards include ‘Best Cheap Eats’ and ‘Best Roadside Diner’ among others… Check out the Memories tab at http://www.dicksdrivein.com/ for nostalgia ….but most of all check out a Dick’s Deluxe… always a great eat.

Broiler Bay–  Onion rings to die for…really!  Lightly battered, the flavor of the onion shines through.  Located at the corner of 107th and Main Street in Bellevue, WA.  Try the Bacon Cheeseburger, and if you are watching your portions, the junior will be plenty (or just right).  Charbroiled 1/4 lb. burgers, chicken sandwiches, Philly Cheese Steak, among others (check out the menu).  Milkshakes are a favorite, with a host of flavors.  Been around since 1989.  Mom and Pop style.  Grease friendly.  Parking is limited.  Good prices.   http://broilerbay.com/

Also, I need to give a shout out to Chuck’s Donut Shop in Renton – located at 5335 NE 4th St in the Renton Highlands. I admit I am not a big donut fan, partaking in the delicious fried dough just here and there, but I must report that Chuck’s gets a big Yes! from me…  the icing is creamy and delicious! Open Monday – Saturday 3 am – 3 pm.

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