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Claypot fish in Seattle please!!

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chowcurious Nov 7, 2008 12:13 PM

Anyone have any suggestions where i can find a vietnamese restaurant that serves real authentic claypot fish in seattle? Monsoon has it and its good but im looking for something not so highscale. Thanks!

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    dagrassroots RE: chowcurious Nov 7, 2008 01:49 PM

    I would try lemongrass.

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      bluedog67 RE: dagrassroots Nov 7, 2008 02:24 PM

      MONSOON!!

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      clearskies0810 RE: chowcurious Nov 7, 2008 05:20 PM

      Assuming you are talking about the catfish dish, Tamarind Tree has it. Their sauce is much thicker than normal, but I think that it is good in its own way.

      More homestyle verisons of this same dish can be found regularly at the hot take-out counters at delis like Seattle Deli and Saigon Deli. They do a pretty good job, especially in the late afternoon when the catfish has been sitting in the sauce for a while. Also - very budget friendly.

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        zoogrrrl RE: chowcurious Nov 8, 2008 08:59 AM

        Try Blossom in Renton. We had caramelized catfish in a clay pot on a recent visit.

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          oliveoyl RE: chowcurious Nov 9, 2008 11:45 AM

          I've had this dish in quite a number of Vietnamese restaurants in town but in my opinion none come close to Monsoon's. Greenleaf ran it as a special a few weeks back, Tamarind Tree does a version and on occasion I've had it at Lemongrass .. Haven't tried the cheaper versions at Saigon Deli but honestly the issue of where the fish came from is important to me, so I might not bother. Part of the reason I love Monsoon is they've managed to combine ethical eating into their food and I love supporting them.

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            Earl of Sandwich RE: chowcurious Nov 10, 2008 09:34 AM

            Had a great claypot catfish at Made In Kitchen last month.

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              oliveoyl RE: Earl of Sandwich Nov 10, 2008 03:06 PM

              i think made in kitchen has closed.

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