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Noodles in Downtown or Queen Anne SEA?

wineangel Dec 18, 2006 10:58 PM

Will be visiting a best friend in Seatlle and are craving good Asian Noodles. . . Any recs?

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    Janer RE: wineangel Dec 19, 2006 12:13 PM

    Wineangel, your best choices will of course be in the International District, the southern end of downtown, and it's well worth the walk or short hop on the bus where you can explore the world of noodle options from Vietnamese to Thai to Japanese to Chinese etc. Last weekend I tasted the duck noodle soup at Green Leaf (Vietnamese) - it was outstanding. Their other specialty noodle soups look great as well, in addition to pho of course. I'd suggest Green Leaf.

    1. barleywino RE: wineangel Dec 19, 2006 01:19 PM

      Not sure whether they have noodles or not, but you might be interested in checking out the latest Asian fusion restaurant which opened downtown last week, Qube. Have not been yet but have heard good reports. (2nd and Stewart, NW corner). Any reports, anybody?

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        terrier RE: barleywino Dec 19, 2006 09:32 PM

        I'm going Sunday and will post a writeup in a new thread. FWIW, there's (presumably pre-release) menus online at www.quberestaurant.com, though I think the menus actually at the restaurant differ slightly.

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        Jane917 RE: wineangel Dec 19, 2006 03:16 PM

        I can never resist the hand-shaved noodles at Shanghai Gardens in the ID (and Issaquah). Right next to Shanghai Gardens in the ID, across from Uwajimayas is a great noodle soup place....Green Valley? The name isn't coming to me right now. Jane

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          rumgum RE: Jane917 Dec 19, 2006 06:34 PM

          Green Village. Noodle soup w/ duck.. yum. They also have my summer fave, chicken cold noodles. Try the wonton in special sauce for a little bite. It's a bit spicy but just enough to warm up your taste buds.

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            mrnelso RE: rumgum Dec 19, 2006 11:05 PM

            Is this the place that has (had??) really garlicky spicy noodles with chopped peanuts prominent?
            May be my favorite soup (for today, at least...)

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              Lauren RE: mrnelso Dec 21, 2006 04:36 PM

              They all sound fabulous. Where is this place?

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                rumgum RE: Lauren Dec 21, 2006 07:53 PM

                It's across where Uwajimiya used to be located on King Street. I believe Shanghai Garden is on the same block. It's also next to Yummy House Bakery.

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                  mrnelso RE: Lauren Dec 21, 2006 08:56 PM

                  Green Village
                  516 Sixth Ave. S.

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                Lauren RE: rumgum Dec 29, 2006 09:23 PM

                Some friends and I went there for lunch today. I had the noodle soup with duck which was pretty good - but I thought the broth was a little thin (not as flavorful as I've had elsewhere). My friend had the beef noodle soup which was fantastic. I'll be having that next time!

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              ethereal RE: wineangel Dec 19, 2006 03:34 PM


              We tried Qube last weekend. No noodles (that I saw) but the food was good. A few misses, but if you do the set, that's 9 opportunities for misses. Overall, an A- experience. This place will do well.

              1. barleywino RE: wineangel Dec 19, 2006 04:52 PM

                Thanks for the report! Looking forward to trying it.

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                  christy319 RE: wineangel Dec 19, 2006 06:28 PM

                  Not much in the way of noodles downtown, but in the ID:

                  The combo rice vermacelli noodle bowl, or the seafood noodle soup, at Green Leaf.
                  Dan Dan noodles at Seven Stars Pepper.
                  Ramen at Samurai Ramen.

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                    ROVER1 RE: wineangel Dec 19, 2006 10:36 PM

                    Szechuan Noodle 8th and King in the ID. Great noodle dishes as well as crispy green onion pancakes and plump potstickers.

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                      PAO RE: wineangel Dec 21, 2006 08:51 PM

                      Tsukushinbo in the ID has the best udon. Tempura udon is very good. They serve the tempura (a generous portion of shrimps and a variety of veggies) on the side so they don't get all soggy. They also have great soba, but that's more for summer.

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