Visiting from San Francisco. Any favorites in Chinatown? Or any other AUTHENTIC Chinese recs?
Would like to avoid wandering around aimlessly to get some good Chinese food, haha.
Also, are there any other specialty Chinese cuisine restaurants? I.e. ones that aren't Cantonese (although, I'd LOVE recommendations for Cantonese restaurants) but things like Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwanese etc?
The best Taiwanese is on the Eastside. I'm not sure when they reopen, but when they do, Facing East should be able to accommodate 2x as many people. Hope the quality is the same. And FYI, it's not the usual Taiwanese fare, it's more like the street/market food. Mmm...
You can also find Taiwanese at Yea's Wok, also in Bellevue (but different part). That's more standard restaurant type food.
There's a Taiwanese place in Seattle (near UW/north of downtown) called Rocking Wok. I haven't been there in years (since Facing East opened). They have stinky fried tofu and such though.
My husband is from Taiwan...
There is Henry's Taiwan in the ID. Haven't been yet but have heard decent things.
The ID is heavily Cantonese and Vietnamese, as opposed to other regional Chinese. My Cantonese favorites are Homestyle HK Cafe and Mike's for soups, wontons and stone pot rice, Sea Garden for seafood, and Jade Garden and Harbor City for dim sum. Other solid options there are Malay Satay Hut for malay/singaporean and Phnom Penh Noodle House for cambodian.
Facing East is awesome, Yea's Wok pretty good as well. There is good Sichuan food in Bellevue at Bamboo Garden and Spiced. Noble Court and Top Gun do a decent dim sum, also in Bellevue.
Malay Satay Hut
212 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA
Phnom Penh Noodle House
660 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104
509 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Jade Garden Restaurant
7th S King S, Seattle, WA 98101