About-to-be-devoured Dochi doughnuts. Credit: JiaYing Grygiel
A busy family’s dream come true
My restaurant nightmare is the pretentious dinner where the plating is exquisite but the portions are so teeny-tiny that you are still hungry when you leave. Eating out in the International District is my busy family’s dream come true: We get large servings of yummy food — for cheap. The one thing these restaurants tend to skimp on is the ambiance, which is fine with me. I have hungry kids and a Seattle mortgage. I want to pay for full bellies, not for pretty décor.
Plus, even as restaurants start to reopen their dining rooms, takeout is still the best option for many families.
In my 15 years of pigging out in Seattle's International District — the ID — I’ve seen this neighborhood shift. There are still lots of little mom-and-pop shops, but now they're neighbors with trendy newcomers such as Iron Chef Morimoto’s Momosan Seattle.
Here I'll reveal my favorite old hole-in-the-wall spots along with some interesting newcomers. Use the arrows above the image to make your mouth water!