Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Before I begin writing about Samurai Noodle, where I have now been 4 times (update: 5 times), including last Wednesday with LWTB guest "Pibby," I shall post the following rad video, featuring a penguin and some orcas.

So, Samurai Noodle...

606 5th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-9321 quite good. Ramen as I think ramen should be...but what the hell do I know? I know it's oishii to the max, so there. I recommend the Tonkatsu - pork broth - with Samurai Armor. Samurai Armor gets you extra pork, nori, bamboo shoots, green onion and a flavored egg. While I recommend that, next time I go I am definitely trying the Tetsu Hell Fire dipping ramen. I can't wait!

Update (12/12/08): Tried the Tetsu Hell Fire, and damn! it was hot. I've got a pretty good tolerance for hot foods, and I tolerated this fine, but the hotness stayed with me well after I had finished my Ramen. Yum!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lame, gold lame, lame duck, turducken goodness

I know. We suck. I promise a new post will come soon.
In the meantime, feast your eyes on this:


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pizza Dough

For now, try this, a delicious pizza dough recipe I learnt from my brother in-law:

Pizza Dough

3/4 cup hot water
3/4 cup milk
4 pinches sugar
1 tbsp (1 packet) yeast
1 tsp salt
3-4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp rye flour
3 tbsp wheat flour
approx. 4 - 5 Cups white flour

Add all ingredients except white flour into a mixing bowl and mix them up.
Add white flour until it turns to dough, not gooey any more, but doughy.
Heat oven to 100º then turn off.
Put a towel over mixing bowl/dough and put in oven for at least 1 hour to allow dough to rise.

Should make enough dough for three or four or five thin crust pizzas.

Cook pizzas in 450º oven until crust starts to turn golden-brown/sauce is a-bubblin'

Slightly larger batch:
1 1/4 cup hot water
1 1/4 cup milk
6 pinches sugar
1 1/2 tbsp (1 1/2 packet) yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
5-6 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp rye flour
4 tbsp wheat flour
5 1/2 - 6 Cups white flour

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Entre Nous

Last Wednesday took us to Entre Nous, a nice little French bistro

Entre Nous
216 Stewart St
Seattle, WA 98101

I was in the mood for a croque madame, so instead of going back to where we'd been, I found this place on teh interweb, and suggested we try it.

Before we got to the croques, however, we tried the Pate de Campagne...good! And we also ordered some frites...good! (no hair, either! [see below])

Both Jacob and I ordered croque madames, and they were an eggy/bechamely bit of deliciousity. David went med and ordered the Sandwich Merguez - Mediterranean sausage made with lamb, beef and cumin. He was kind enough to let us try it, and by gosh...good!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lunchbox Laboratory, revisited

Lunchbox Laboratory
7302 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Not con
tent with our initial visit to The Lunchbox Laboratory, we decided a return was in order. This time, we created our own burgers, each opting for the "dork" (duck and pork) burger.

Liam: I decided on dork with pepper jack, bacon, mayo, and "Satan's Tears Habanero Ketchup" with a side of mac 'n' cheese. YUM! The burger was delicious and HUGE. I could not bring myself to finish it. The mac 'n' cheese was a basil mac 'n' cheese, and it was delicious as well.

I would say this was a little better experience than the first time. For one thing, it was nice and warm outside, so we sat outside instead of under the cold-blasting AC inside. Plus, the dork. Oh the wonderful dork. It really was something special.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Oh, the places we've been

Yes, to the 4-6 people who read this, we are lame. Sorry.
Here's a list of the places we've been since the last time we wrote:

Green Leaf Vietnamese
418 8th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Awesomely delicious food. I think we both got something that involved eggs. At least one of us did.

Paseo Caribbean Restaurant
4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA

My favorite restaurant in Seattle. I (Liam) actually moved to the same neighborhood at one point so I could be closer to Paseo. Pork sandwich (hot!). Fish/shrimp/scallops in red sauce (hot!!!). Black beans (hot hot hot!). Midnight Cuban sandwich (hot!). I'm told even the tofu in red sauce is excellent. Needless to say I've never tried that.

Jade Garden
424 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

We wanted dim sum. I'd heard this place was good. Guess what. It is good! Not as good as King's Seafood in Vancouver. But then, what is?

Georgetown Truck Stop
5327 Denver Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

Cool place. Excellent food. A little shack-a-lack in Georgetown that has a few specials every day, and a smallish menu of breakfast (all day) and sandwiches. Super nice people run it. Really good. I think I had a pulled pork sandwich. It was shittin' good!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Le Pichet

Jacob: LWTB has been reunited back in Seattle this week. I nearly had a breakdown, but I managed to keep it together.

Le Pichet
1933 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Oui, oui, you seely peeple and your want for the Fronch food!

Liam, Joe, and I went to Le Pichet today to have a pleasant dejeuner. Having enjoyed previously the Cafe Presse, we figured that its grandpère would be equally excellent. And we were not disappointed.

Yawn. Haaawwwrmmm. What? Hrrmmm? Quelle heure est-il?

Oooo La La!!

I had some yummy sausage-y things with grapes embedded in them, along with a fabulous beet salad and a soft-boiled egg. It was a very refreshing, delightful repast, and I'd definitely eat here anytime.

Liam: I had a delicious ham and gruyere quiche. It was the tallest piece of quiche I've ever had. It was very light and fluffy. Did I mention it was delicious?

We also shared some frites. With a nice mayo dipping sauce. Unlike Cafe Presse, though, these frites were of the hairless variety. I must admit I found that a bit disappointing. I was looking forward to hairy frites.

C'est magnifique!