Kimchi is the opposite of fast food. To make the Korean dish, cabbage, spices, and other ingredients ferment inside of jars for weeks on end. Long ago, the process was essential for those looking to stock up on nutrient-rich food for Korea's harsh winters, but today, you can eat around 200 kinds of Kimchi—not just in Korea, but across the globe. And in Seattle, the dish doesn’t just show up in traditional Korean meals, it also makes appearances in everything from ramen to tacos.Read More
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Like many unemployed college graduates, Seattle resident Roberto Salmerón had a new degree and endless free time, according to the _Seattle Met_. So he did what any Mexico native with a bike would—he set out on the 1,600-mile trek to his hometown of Tijuana, biking toward the tacos of his childhood. Somewhere between the redwood forests and the beaches of SoCal, he figured out what his true calling would be: to bring authentic tacos within a reasonable biking distance. Today, his eatery, Tacos Chukís, is part of a growing population of authentic Mexican restaurants ensuring Seattleites can get a great bite in their own backyard.Read More
It could only happen on the Internet. After discovering and falling in love with Seattle's glut of pho restaurants, Denver transplant Sean Hoops noticed he had a few friends that were also diehard fans of the traditional Vietnamese soup. He decided to start a Facebook group. This turned out to be a good move—the group had nearly 650 likes on a recent count, and as Sean told KING 5 TV recently, the group has approximately 120 regular members who meet for monthly dinners at pho restaurants around the area. Though pho geeks, they’re not pho snobs: according to _The Seattle Times_, after a disastrous inaugural meeting at Pho So 1 in the International District a few years ago, the group returned when new owners invited them back. Sean now says it’s one of the best pho spots in the city.Read More