Today is my wife Kit’s birthday! I thought I’d do up a post about the new restaurant I took her to.
Last week, we went on our big summer vacation! We drove from Lynnwood, WA all the way to Livermore, CA – over 800 miles. Did it in 14 hours – only 3 quick stops, too! We did a bunch of neat stuff – went to the Alameda County Fair, caught a Giants game in San Francisco, and went out for ramen – and not the instant kind. Nope – this is the moment I think many of you have been wanting to see more of. It’s not going to be a common thing around here anytime soon, but I thought I’d share my experience.
Yesterday my wife and I were out and about. I needed to find some fresh squid for an upcoming review and we went to KS Mart, a large Korean market in Lynnwood, Washington. We were hungry, and decided to check out the little restaurants inside (it’s common for Korean grocery stores to have small restaurants inside). We decided to give Dumpling House a try.
Here in town we are lucky to have a great Indonesian store called Waroeng Jajanan. Not only do they have all sorts of great instant noodles, they also have fresh foods they make for dine-in or take out. On top of that, they are really nice! Here’s something they gave me to try – nasi goreng! Thank you! What’s inside? Keep reading!
I’ve got a lot of reviews of Indonesian instant noodles coming up starting today and I thought ‘man, I need some Indonesian chilli sauce…’ Well lucky for me, there’s a nice Indonesian grocery just a few blocks away!
This place was awesome! Quite a few varieties of noodles I hadn’t seen before – pretty much the full line of FF bowls and even a Sunlee square bowl. Not only that, but the woman who was at the register was really nice and actually talked to us! A lot of the time at checkouts at Asian groceries I find that the people working there don’t make eye contact or even speak to us at all. One other thing – the place smelled really good – I think that it’d be an excellent place to eat in as well. Highly recommended!
So after an awesome day at Lego Land California, we went back North to Anaheim to crash and ready ourselves for Disneyland the next day. Not far from where we stayed was a Ranch 99 Market. This one was different from the others I have been in – there were palm trees out front for starters! Then there was the fact that after you go through the main door there was a little gate you went through. Aside from that, it seemed a little smaller than others too. They had spoken advertising on the overhead speakers – in English – and every time they said ‘per pound’ it was exactly the same and rather amusing! They also played music and I really enjoyed that – really crazy sound track like music that sounded like a bad guy in a movie was creeping up on an unsuspecting victim! Their instant noodle selection was decent, which was very nice. I really liked the place a lot!
Viet Wah Supermarket
1032 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104
I really liked this place! They had some instant noodles here I’ve never seen before! Mostly Vietnamese. There was some really awesome music playing on the speakers too! Was an awesome experience.
Sea Food City1368 Southcenter Mall Tukwila, WA 98188 (206) 241-0555
So it took a little bit of time but we found it. Looked big, new and clean.
Then we found the aisle of aisles with the noodles…
10008 Aurora Ave N
So here’s a new place – we checked it out and found it to be very nice. Quite an array of products – got over 15 new ramens to rate – good prices!