General approach to food in Seattle

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General approach to food in Seattle Reviews

DiegoJesus DiegoJes…
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Food in Seattle Aug 15, 2016
I spent almost three weeks in Seattle, a unique city, quite different from other cities on the West Coast. One of the highlights of Seattle is the food. If not cheap, fish is mainstream in this area, and of course salmon is the king of fish. You have to go to the docks to see salmons live, and quite big they are! Well, it was disappointing the fact that you normally eat it on a sandwich with mayonnaise and chips, instead of grilled or steamed in a sauce. Shame! It also struck me that, even if locally bred, salmon is more expensive than thousands of miles away in places such as Europe.

Oh well, let focus on the goods. And the goods are... Vietnamese food! There is a Little Saigon - or Vietnamese neighborhood -, where you can find real fresh and tasty Vietnamese food, and unbelievably cheap. It is a bargain, considering how healthy it is and how expensive healthy - as organic or vegetable based - food is in general in America. And there are Phos - food shops with Vietnamese soup mix of noodles and meat/fish and fresh vegetables - pretty much in every area in Seattle.

Seattle is very spread-out. Because of the masses of water which cut the city several times, such as the Puget Sound or Lake Washington, so it takes time to get to different parts of the city. There is no underground or fast transport system, so one has to rely on local buses or their own car. There is a very nice monorail which takes from the airport to the University, and just for the views it is worth riding it.

Other great ethnic eats are Ethiopian restaurants, quite decent and with tasty food, great for a different dining experience, a real taste of Africa. And Asian food: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian... There is a Nepalese restaurant near Pike Market where for $10 approximately you can have a delicious buffet. And finally guess... of course, Mexican food, which is the best food in the United States and that thanks God it is nowadays everywhere.

Suburbian neighborhoods are the highlight of Seattle. The greenery is spectacular, the beautiful homes with lushy gardens are really delightful and in good taste. And then there are the various bodies of water: Puget Sound, lake Washington, lake Union, West lake... You must jump on the ferries that cross the Puget Sound and go to the islands, which are a paradise of relax and tranquility. Even the water-taxi that goes from West Seattle to downtown is a great experience, with superb views of the skylights. And the view of the Seattle skylights at night is truly spectacular.

And now comes the best. The best of Seattle is... coffee. I may not exaggerate if I said I had the best coffee in the world here, because it really tasted like the best coffee in the world. Probably one of the very few places in the world where they take enormous care of the coffee they prepare. It tastes just like fresh coffee. Nowhere else in America does coffee tastes as good as here.

That was just an approach to food in Seattle, a very different city in America.
Seattle, downtown.
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monkeymia79 says:
Your photos of Seattle are beautiful, lovely city views.

The food there sounds wonderful too.

Congratulations on your featured review.
Posted on: Nov 01, 2016
Paulovic says:
Congrats on your featured review! :)
Posted on: Nov 01, 2016
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