everyday food made simple

It’s been a while, but forgive me – I’ve been busy enjoying my 24 days off of work and school with a little vacation with the hubs in Seattle.

This trip to Seattle is actually both a vacation and a scouting trip. You see, we’re hoping that we can move here early next year for both a change of scenery and for a better food scene. Call me a nerd, but I’m moving for the food. Yes, I will move for food.

Seafood. I love seafood. Fresh crab, salmon, shrimp… And don’t get me started on all the authentic Taiwanese restaurants and bakeries in this area. I was practically drooling when I was scouting out all the Taiwanese restaurants three months prior to our departure date.

And just 6 hours after we arrived a few days ago, I was sold and am determined to live here someday.

It all started with a trip to Facing East, an authentic Taiwanese restaurant nestled in a strip mall in Bellevue. When I saw their menu, I wondered if I died and went to heaven.

I had the beef noodle soup and the hubs had the minced pork with rice (both very traditional dishes and both are must try’s!)

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And of course, since we’re staying in downtown Seattle, a visit to the ever so famous Pike Place Market was a must.

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…and the first ever Starbucks.

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I’m taking full advantage of being in this city and trying to get some sort of fresh seafood everyday!

Cedar plank salmon with rainbow potatoes, assorted mushrooms, and asparagus.

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Big gigantic calamari steaks and rosemary garlic fries.

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Dungeness crab chowder (this was amazing!)

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And of course, we had to make a trip to a Taiwanese bakery. I think this time the hubs was in heaven…

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Right next door to the bakery was a bubble tea place, so of course we has to stop there as well.

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Our biggest dilemma everyday is perhaps deciding on what’s for breakfast. There’s a French bakery downtown that has amazing eclairs and macaroons!

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Stay tuned for more pictures!

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