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Thanks for the recommendations

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Thanks for the recommendations

Andrea | Jul 17, 2001 02:33 AM

Thanks to all who answered questions for me a while back. We had a great weekend; EMP, the Locks, loved the Market, took the Underground Tour (could that be more boring?). One night we went to Tillicum Village -the salmon moist and nice if somewhat bland, and great touch greeting you at the boat dock with cups of steamer clams, although before we boarded at the Seattle side we had a plate of steamers at some joint and they were so creamy, barely cooked, not chewy, I've never had better. Anyway, if anyone cares my impressions were:

Wild Ginger. Satay; scallops, lamb and eggplant, all killer. Seven spice beef or whatever it was called, goopy, sweet, yucky (and oy, such small portions). My man loved the Cambodian noodle soup, I was uninterested. I will say though, that although we were the ultimate tacky tourists with shopping bags and frizzy hair, we had great service, and it's a beautiful place, so huge.

Ho Ho in ID. Hard choice on how to have the crab, went with the salt & garlic fried. Have had that in different places here in LA, but y'all certainly get some mighty fresh fish. Ate every shred of it (does anybody eat what's under the big shell?). A nice 3 mushrooms in an oyster sauce that didn't come out of no jar. And hubs loved his crispy fried noodle something.

Crab Pot. Goodt, messy fun. Was really sorry I didn't order the Alaskan King Legs, I was afraid I wasn't going to get my money's worth, so went for one of their mondo combos (the Westport, I think it was called). But then I saw the kings at someone else's table and it looked great and plenty ample. Ours was a little dry, overcooked, but only a little, and the corn was oh so sweet. Did succumb to the charms of the Pike's fish market and carried back on the plane some king legs after all (cough, cough, $69).

Breakfast at the Olympic Hotel. I'm a sucker for old hotels. Does anybody have any idea what Birchermuesli actually is? I was expecting a sort of dry granola, like would come out of the Kellog's box, but this was a different animal completely. Good though, and mighty filling. It was raining and our wet rat been wearing the same one sweater all weekend look landed us a lousy table but, really, who could blame them?

Can't wait to come back, wished I'd had a chance to see more neighborhoods.

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