Lunch 7/19/2014: Yeh Yeh’s Vietnamese Sandwiches, 14339 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, WA
Grilled pork banh mis and taro bubble tea.
One of our followers suggested Yeh Yeh’s to us a couple of months ago (you posted anonymously, so if you’re reading this, thank you!). Solid classic banh mi sandwich (mine is pictured, sans cilantro) on a delicious crisp and chewy baguette.
The taro bubble tea was actually a slushie, so it was extremely refreshing.
Afternoon snack 7/18/2014: Piroshky Piroshky Bakery, 1908 Pike Place, Seattle
Shared: Smoked salmon pate piroshky.
Russian pastry meets Pacific Northwest’s favorite fish. This is one of the food items that every visitor to Seattle should try. The pastry is generously filled with a thick and creamy pate. The pastry itself is golden, crisp on the edges, and flaky. It’s a substantial size, so it’s great to share if you’re on a food crawl at Pike Place.
Lunch 7/18/2014: Il Corvo Pasta, 217 James Street, Seattle
Me: Pappardelle with salsa verde, anchovies and chiles.
The fiance: Pasta misti with basil, mint, and peanut pesto, with a side of infierno sauce.
So this is one of those places that is only open during lunch on weekdays, so you’re pretty much SOL if 1) you’re fully employed, and 2) your office isn’t close by. Fortunately, my fiance had the day off and I was able to take a half day, so we went completely out of our way to come here.
The pasta is cooked perfectly al dente. The flavors work beautifully. The salsa verde is a combination of a bunch of greens and herbs, while the peanut pesto was one of the tastiest we’ve tried. The infierno sauce is literally dynamite; if you can take heat, definitely order a side of this to add to your dish.
Sadly, we got here too late and their pastas with meat were already sold out. These two were the only variations left. But they were enough to turn us into fans, and we cannot wait for our next weekday off so we can return.
Dinner 7/15/2014: Stone Korean Restaurant, 16857 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA
Shared: Fried chicken wings.
Me: Mul naengmyun (물 냉면).
The fiance: Bibim naengmyun (비빔 냉면).
Another scorching hot day, another trip to Stone to cool off with their naengmyun. Look at that huge block of ice! Have to say I prefer the flavor of the chik naengmyun, though, which is spicy.
We also tried the fried chicken here for the first time. We wanted the Korean marinated ones, but the order sizes were too huge. These were great, though; light, crispy, and just a hint of heat.
Lunch 7/13/2014: Slow Bar, 533 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR
The fiance: Spring slowburger.
These were some huge, rich burgers. Both half-pounders, mine came with gigantic onion rings, while his came with crispy prosciutto. Needless to say, they were quite messy.