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Sahm Gook Jih Palace – Edmonds, WA

Whenever I venture to the states to visit Aunt Aggy and Uncle Walken, I always ask that they take me for Korean food since I believe they actually have a better selection of casual Korean restaurants down there in the Washington area.  This time they took us to Sahm Gook Jih Palace which is new […]

John Howie Steak – Bellevue

Downtown Bellevue is so beautiful.  Their buildings look like heritage buildings, but also has a very modern edge to them to keep things interesting.  They also have lots of awesome restaurants!!  One such restaurant is John Howie Steak, a pretty swanky steakhouse that makes Hy’s Encore here in Vancouver look like the Keg (just a […]

Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

There are a lot of little eateries in the States that get famous by word-of-mouth.  Paseo Caribbean Restaurant is definitely one of them.  Mom and I were told by Cousin D to visit this place, and to visit it early.  So the next morning, Aunt Aggy, Uncle Walken, Mom and I woke up (relatively) early […]

Little Garden Chinese Cuisine 十里香 -Bellevue, WA

Many times when I visit Aunt Aggy and Uncle Walken in the States, they take me to new restaurants they’ve discovered.  This time, they took mom and I to Little Garden, a mixed Chinese restaurant in Bellevue.  I say “mixed” because they offer Shanghai style, Hunan style, Szechuan style; all different styles of Chinese food. […]

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Tour

On a trip to the States with Pretty Sis, Aunt Aggy and Uncle Walken took us for a mini morning winery + wine tasting tour.  Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery is situated at a sort of industrial area where there are a bunch of other wineries.  This particular one was chosen for the abundance of awards […]

Falls Buffet @ Snoqualmie Casino

If you like crabs and prime rib, this is the buffet for you folks.  Pretty Sis and I went down for a visit to our lovely aunt and uncle down in the States.  Now when my parents went down a couple times ago aunt and uncle had taken them to the Snoqualmie Casino for their […]

Romano’s Macaroni Grill @ Alderwood Mall

On a recent trip to Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, we decided to have “lunch” (it was 3pm) at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.  Some of you may be familiar with this name as it is a franchised restaurant, and locally they have a location in Vancouver also. It was a particularly warm day so we decided to […]

Nordstrom’s ebar (Espresso Bar)

Whenever Boyfriend and I go to Lynnwood, if we happen to go to Alderwood Mall where there’s a Nordstrom, I have to get something from their ebar. It’s much like Starbucks/Blenz/Second Cup.  The prices are similar, even the layout is similar.  My favorite drink here is their Italian Soda which comes with cream and whipped […]

Mallard Ice Cream

Wendy and I spent another day in the Evergreen State looking for pre-Black Friday sales.  It was a fun filled day with good food and plenty of shopping gifts for ourselves.  To wrap it all up, we took the exit on 253 to give Mallard a try.  Wendy actually suggested it twice before but we […]

Chapinlandia Guatemalan Restaurant

Update: This restaurant is now closed. Wendy and I really enjoy coming to Washington States many times a year.  One is to get away from the city, and more importantly, we love the deals that can be found at the malls and outlets!  We also get to try things that are not available back home […]