Tag Archives: Seattle

Seattle’s International District: Shopping Under One Roof

For those who like a one-stop-shop experience, the Uwajimaya Village is a centralized shopping centre offering everything from produce and fresh pastries to beauty and electronic items sourced from various parts of Asia, with a majority produced in Japan. The market stocks competitively priced (to those of the prices in Vancouver, BC) products imported from all […]

Seattle’s International District: The Best Roll Here

Deep in the bowels of Seattle’s International District on South Jackson Street, amidst one of many Asian strip malls, I discovered the Tamarind Tree. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant that locals recommend and frequent, as evident with lineups at 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon. I order the standard from every Vietnamese menu, spring rolls and some […]

Creative Collaboration Featuring Antonio CD Smith

The best creativity is sparked by curiosity, conversation and good food. That’s precisely how the latest creative collaboration began with Seattle’s Antonio CD Smith, pulling out his vision and photographer’s eye for me and connoisseurdelavie.com. A dinner at my latest foodie find (post to come soon) coupled with a Q&A about branding (post on what […]

Xiao Lung Bao Quest: Greater Seattle Area’s Best

Seattle, being just a 2 hour drive from Vancouver, was my first stop on my quest for the perfect XLB. From the state’s capital to the Cascades, I did my research and the restaurant that left me feeling most satisfied was definitely Bellevue’s Din Tai Fung. A successful Taiwanese chain of restaurants (Michelin honors in […]

Northern Chinese Restaurants: In Search of the Perfect Xia Long Bao

Recently, I had to resurrect my quest for the perfect Xiao Lung Bao, as I was slightly disappointed with one of my experiences last autumn. This mission, however, would take me through the Pacific Northwest, not just Vancouver. Notably, there have been three establishments that will see (and have seen) my return visits. What you […]

The Best of Seattle’s Comfort Foods – Where East Meets West

Two names are worth mentioning, for now, if you’re in the mood for culinary variety on your Pacific Northwest journey. Facing East(東來食府) – Bellevue, WA Given my spoiled Vancouverite taste buds and high expectations of international cuisine, surprisingly I was able to find some of the best Taiwanese food I’ve tasted on this side of […]

Favorite Spring Snapshots of Seattle

 

Best of Downtown Seattle’s Breakfast, Brunch and Snack Spots

1. Le Creperie Voila – Breakfast If you’re a traveler looking for a breakfast that is slightly more sophisticated than that of the continental variety, then you’ll find it here at Le Creperie Voila. Situated at the Washington Trade and Convention Centre on Pike Street, you’ll find the beauty is in its fast food service.  […]

Seattle’s Secrets Series: The Baked Variety

Seattle might be known for its coffee industry, but there are probably just as many bakeries offering toasty warm goods to accompany your Seattle’s Best. Here are a couple of shops worth a visit if you ever find yourself in Downtown Seattle: Dahlia Bakery – Best Breakfast – Delectable croissants and breakfast sandwiches on the […]

Seattle’s Secrets Series: For the Love of Shoes!

Quite frankly, shoe heaven is really in Italy, maybe France, perhaps London. Anywhere west of Europe and your quality options become limited. But, it’s never stopped me from trying to locate the shoe havens and trends of other regions. Take Nordstrom, with their anniversary sale starting midway in July, it provides access to Fall’s trends […]