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In Search of Great Chinese Food in Seattle area

Jenn | Apr 23, 200206:29 PM

Can people recommend some good to great Chinese restaurants in Seattle and the surrounding region? We like all types of Chinese food [dim sum, Islamic, hot pot, hunan, etc] except the type thats been modified for American tastes. Presently, we spend alot of time in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles. We're coming to Seattle for a week and we aren't sure if we can go that long without a bean paste fix.
Also, can anyone recommend a good Asian grocery store where we can find all those essentials like fish sauce, ground bean paste and preserved duck eggs so we can whip up some congee for our friends or should we bring some with us? By the way, does Seattle have a "chinatown" or area which is more heavily populated by Chinese people? In LA, where we are, there is a large Chinese community, with lots of neat restaurants and businesses in the San Gabriel valley.
Please include addresses with any responses. Thanks!

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