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SEATTLE: Asian Culinary Landscape Questions

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SEATTLE: Asian Culinary Landscape Questions

jim | Jun 13, 2005 01:36 PM

Thanks for all the replies to my Taiwanese restaurant questions. As a soon-to-arrive newcomer to Seattle, I am trying to figure out the layout of the culinary landscape. From what I have seen and read:

1. International District (ID): mainland/Hong Kong Chinese (dim sum, banquets), Japanese (Uwajimaya)

2. Jackson Square(?): just east of ID/Chinatown, other side of I-5, is where Little Saigon resides (looking for PHO there....)

3. Aurora/145th: Koreatown

4. Richmond and Vancouver, BC: big collection of Hong Kong/Taiwanese establishments

exceptions:
--Rocking Wok is Taiwanese, but in Wallingford;
--Japanese, as in good sushi places, are all over town.

Any other neighborhoods I am missing or getting any of this wrong?

What about east of Lake Washington? There are some restaurants I saw mentioned, but haven't read enough to pick up a trend.

Oh, and one more: besides restaurants, how about supermarkets for Chinese/Korean? Uwajimaya is obviously a big Japanese market, but are these bigger Chinese ones than the small ones I saw downtown in Chinatown? I would assume Koren markets up on Aurora, and Vietnamese markets in Little Saigon, right?

Thanks for all of your help!!

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