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any food UNIQUE to SEATTLE?

spicyfood Apr 24, 2008 07:47 PM

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

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    hhlodesign RE: spicyfood Apr 24, 2008 07:59 PM

    Back room lunch at Salumi.

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      bourbongal RE: hhlodesign Apr 24, 2008 08:47 PM

      Right on!

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      phinious RE: spicyfood Apr 25, 2008 07:55 AM

      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.

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        Erika L RE: spicyfood Apr 25, 2008 09:00 AM

        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.

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          pickledeedee RE: spicyfood Apr 25, 2008 02:23 PM

          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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            GreenYoshi RE: pickledeedee Apr 25, 2008 02:24 PM

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

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              equinoise RE: GreenYoshi Apr 25, 2008 05:40 PM

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

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