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Apr 24, 2008 07:47 PM

any food UNIQUE to SEATTLE?

curious about local food fare in Seattle.
any food or restuarant that is a must ?

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    1. Depends on where you are coming from. I was not exposed to Vietnamese Pho prior to moving here in 1999 and it has become a staple for me. There are Pho shops all over the place in Seattle.

      A little more had to find, but worth seeking out are Vietnamese Sandwiches (I prefer the pork). Both the sandwiches and the pho benefit from generous splashes of Sriracha sauceā€”at least to my palette.

      1. Check out salmon jerky, which is what it sounds like: smoked and cured strips of salmon, much like beef jerky. It doesn't need refrigeration. This is how native tribes stored salmon for the off seasons. I know the fishmongers in the Pike Place Market carry it and I'm sure you can find it other places, too--I just don't know off hand. It isn't a commercial item, whoever carries it either made it or had it made for them.

        1. If you really want to go Native try "Geoduck" pronounced Gooey Duck. It is in no form a duck! Try the I.D. (International District)

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          1. re: pickledeedee

            My favorite geoduck preparation is as sushi, that's where you really get a sense of the unique texture and flavor.

            1. re: GreenYoshi

              ...and IMO Chiso's does a great job with this (mirugai).