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Monday, December 29, 2008

What's Cookin?: Corn Chowder


One of my favorite food memories of my mom was when she would make her corn chowder. My brother and I loved corn chowder night. I think we both still love corn chowder night as adults. I'm glad my brother thought of getting the recipe from her. I never thought of asking because she would always make it upon request. Now that she's gone, I always think of her when I enjoy this recipe. She always knew how to make it taste so good!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

What's Cookin?: Deep Dish French Toast



This is a real crowd pleaser. I made this once on my last visit to Las Vegas and my sister-in-law loved it. It's a great dish for a made ahead Sunday brunch!!


Deep Dish French Toast
Adapted from: David Leite (Leite's Culinaria)

butter (for greasing pan)

1 (24 oz.) brioche or challah loaf, cut into 1 inch cubes (really tastes better with these breads but in a pinch you can substitute french bread)

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, cut into small cubes

3/4 c. chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

1/2 c. raisins (I used Trader Joe's Golden Berry Blend with golden raisins, cherries, cranberries & blueberries)

6 large eggs (original recipe calls for 8 eggs...yikes!)

2 c. milk

1/2 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

4 Tbsp. butter, melted


1) Generously butter a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Place half the bread cubes in a single layer, filling in all the gaps. Evenly scatter the cream cheese cubes, nuts & raisins on top. cover completely with the remaining bread cubes.


2) In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg. Evenly pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes. Gently press down on the cubes with your palms to allow the top layer of bread to absorb the liquid. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 4 hrs or overnight.

3) The morning of, take the dish out from the refrigerator and let sit for 20 min at room temp. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the French toast covered for 20 min; uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 min longer or until the cubes are nicely toasted and there's no liquid pudding on the bottom. Remove from the oven and cool. Melt butter and drizzle over the french toast. Cut into squares and serve by itself or with maple syrup. (I sometimes skip all the melted butter and just do syrup).

Friday, December 26, 2008

What's Cookin?: Chicken Chow Mein



My niece loves noodles. I was in charge of making a noodle dish that she might like. I was at the mercy of whatever Asian noodles the grocery store carried. Luckily we found some chow mein and I was able to throw together a quick side dish to go with all the turkey and ham we had leftover. I elected to used a bottled sauce since I was pressed for time. I won't mention that I made 2 packages of chow mein so now we have tons of leftover noodles to eat. Oi!!


Chicken Chow Mein

1 pkg. chow mein (cook according to package directions)

1 tray chicken thighs or breast tenderloins, cut into bite sized pieces

1/2 onion, sliced

1 tray mushrooms, sliced (or canned straw mushrooms)

1 can baby corn, drained

1 can sliced bamboo shoots, drained

1 carrot, graded or cut into matchsticks

2 bunches baby bok choy, chopped

2 stalks celery, sliced into bite size pieces

1 package snap peas or snow peas (I blanched them slightly first)

Premade stir fry sauce (I tried the House of Tsang brand)

chicken broth

salt & pepper to taste


1) Slice up chicken and marinate in the fridge with some of the stir fry sauce for a few hours.

2) Cook noodles according to package directions. Set aside to drain.

3) Heat wok or pot and add some oil. Stir fry chicken until it is browned and cooked through. Add onions and stir fry for a few minutes. Add the other vegetables and stir fry until vegetables are cooked. Add salt and pepper.

4) Add noodles to the stir fry. If they seem dry, add some chicken broth. Add some sauce and toss well. Add more sauce as needed and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Arctic Blast 2008



It first started snowing on Sunday, December 14th.  It came down really hard all day long.  Little did I know that it was the just the beginning of record snowfall in the Portland Metro area in years.  When all was said and done, we had the most snowfall since the 1950's.  I believe we ended December as the 3rd most snowfall with 19+ inches.  For a week the temperatures never made it above 30 degrees.  The snow then turned into ice and driving to and from work became nerve-wracking and dangerous.    



These are some of the views early on in the snow-storm.  My driveway was covered with snow as was my neighbors beetle bug.  The snow on the trees were so pretty!  The lake and the empty field were snowed over (yet surprisingly enough the geese still made an appearance).  I tried to get my cat, Ehiku, interested in the snow.  I put her out on the snow on my deck but she came running back inside.  She doesn't do snow apparently.  Instead she settled for a snowcone.  That she liked a lot!  


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Mele Kalikimaka

I have been very bad and have neglected my blog for a very long time. So I went to Thailand and still have to tell you about my adventures. My trip did not go exactly according to plan as the Bangkok airport was shut down for a week. That put a little monkey wrench into my plans. I never made it to Bangkok or Chiang Mai (thus never got to do my culinary tour). Bummers! I got back to Portland and fully intendedto tell you all about my adventures but we got hit with an Artic Blast that left us with snow and ice for a record number of days. I believe it's 3rd in the record books for snow on the ground in Portland since the 1950's. I will blog about that later too! Nevertheless, there has been very little cooking going on for me.

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas or Mele Kalikimaka as we say in Hawaii. Or Happy Holidays! I'm enjoying the weekend with my brother and his family in Las Vegas. Aunty Holly has been given the task of cooking for a 2 year old. My cooking skills have been a little rusty but she seems to have enjoyed it. Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What's Cookin?: Dover Sole Piccatta & Baked Acorn Squash



I've never tried Dover Sole before. It was on sale at the fish counter so I decided to give it a whirl. It was actually a very tender fish. It was soft and have a mild flavor. No fishy taste or smell at all. I would definitely make this dish again!

I served this with New Season's premade squash & pearl pasta salad & acorn squash.

Dover Sole Piccatta
Adapted from www.grouprecipes.com (By davidwhittaker)

1 lb sole fillets
2 Tbsp. flour
freshly ground salt & pepper (to taste)
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. good white wine (I used a pinot gris since I had some in the fridge)
3 cloves finely minced garlic
1/4 c. juice from fresh lemons
6 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill (original recipe called for fresh Italian parsley & capers)

Combine flour, salt & pepper in a medium dish (a ziploc also works wonders). Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat almost to its smoking point. Pat the sole fillets dry with a paper towel, dredge through the flour, shake off any excess and place in to the hot oil.

When the fillets are browned on one side, flip it and brown on the other. Be careful at the fillets are thin and may break apart. Be patient and allow each side to fully brown. Transfer to a warm platter.

Deglaze the skillet with wine. Add garlic, lemon juice & dill and reduce by half. Slowly mix in butter until sauce becomes creamy. Add salt & pepper to taste. Spoon sauce over fish and serve.


Classic Baked Acorn Squash
Courtesy of www.simplyrecipes.com

1 acorn squash
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. maple syrup
dash of salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a strong chef's knife, cut the acorn squash in half, lengthwise from stem to end. Use a spoon to scoop out seeds and stringy stuff in the center of each half. Score the insides of each half several times with a sharp knife. Place each half in a baking pan, cut side up. Add about 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking pan so that the skins don't burn and squash doesn't dry out.

Coat the inside of each squash half with 1/2 Tbsp. butter. Add a dash of salt. Add a Tbsp. brown sugar to the cavity of each half. Dribble on a tsp. of maple syrup to each half.

Bake in the oven for 1 hr to 1 hr 15 min or until the squash is very soft and the tops are browned. Do not overcook. When finished, remove from oven and let cool a little before serving. Spook any buttery sugar sauce that has not already been absorbed by the squash over the exposed areas.

Monday, November 17, 2008

What's Cookin?: Sinigang



Sinigang is a filipino soup made with a tamarind base. It is a sour soup but oh sooo good! It's one of my favorite soups and I love to make a big pot of it on a cold night. I like to serve it over rice.

Oh and don't ask me why my picture is sideways. I tried to fix it but it's being a pain in the tush. Enjoy!!

Sinigang
2 Tbsp cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb. meat (you can use beef, pork or chicken...my favorite is the pork and chicken)
8 c. water (may add more if it's too sour for you)
2 large tomatoes, diced
1/2 lb. fresh green beans, rinsed & trimmed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
1/2 medium head bok choy, rinsed & cut into 1 1/2 inch strips (I used 3-4 baby bok choy)
1 small daikon, peeled and sliced into bit sized pieces
1 package spinach
1 (1.41 oz) package tamarind soup base

Heat oil in medium stock pot. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Add meat to pot and saute until browned. Pour in water. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes to make meat tender.

Place tomatoes, daikon & green beans into the pot. Continue to simmer for another 10 minutes. Stir in bok choy & spinach. Add tamarind soup mix. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

What's Cookin?: Miso Chile Salmon


I found this recipe online at the Star Bulletin website. Star Bulletin is one of Hawaii's daily newspapers. The dish was featured on the program "Hawaii's Kitchen" Sunday. It was prepared by Jon Miyabuchi and chef Patrick Turner of Sushi Go.

I love salmon and was looking for a different spin. I love miso salmon so I thought why not try it with the sweet chili sauce? It was a yummy recipe. It wasn't spicy at all. If you know me, you already know I axed the green onions from the recipe (ewww!!). I reserved some of the sauce and used it to stir fry some baby bok choy. YUMMY!!

Sushi Go's Miso-Chile Salmon
4-6 pieces of 4oz salmon fillets

Marinade:
1 c. miso
1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
1 Tbsp. chopped ginger
1 c. soy sauce (Yamasa brand preferred)
1 c. sweet chile sauce
1/2 c. chopped green onions
1 1/2 c. sugar

Mix the ingredients for the marinade together until smooth. Pour over the salmon fillets. Let sit for about 1 hr in the refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and bake for 10 minutes or until done (depends on how thick fillets are).

I'm Cooking and Eating....

...really I am.  I have been very bad about downloading my pictures on the digital camera.  I will be downloading them today and posting some the cooking I've done in the past weeks.  I really did cook.  I have also ate out but I haven't tried anything new that I haven't rushed home to tell you about.  =0)  Promise!


Rain rain go away....

....come again some other day. Well it worked here in Portland. We had 2 days of nonstop raining. I was thinking an ark maybe needed. However, just like that it stopped. Now we have sunshine for the entire weekend. Beautiful!!


So in preparation for my trip to Thailand I peaked at the weather. I don't want to jinx it but at the same time I don't want to be completely unprepared when I go. Well they've been having thunderstorms this week. Yipes! In fact this entire week reads like a Groundhog's Day movie. Same old, same old. Storms, storms, storms. The day I arrive in Bangkok, here's the weather report. Everyone cross their fingers for me! I did know it was going to be warm and humid. Let's hope there's very little rain. Cross your fingers for me!!

Courtesy of www.weather.com:
Tuesday, November 25th: Mostly cloudy, high: 87, low:75, precip: 20%

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Restaurant Rambling: Pudding on the Rice

Pudding on the Rice?? So I know many of you have never heard of this place. There is only 2 locations: Provo, UT and Tigard, OR. For those of you no where near either location....sucks to be you!!


I *heart* rice pudding. Besides bread pudding, it's my moral weakness. Well, I happened to be at the Bridgeport Village Mall today picking up some last minute things for my trip. I was craving sushi so stopped to have lunch. Right across from the sushi place was a new shop. Pudding on the Rice? What's that? I went in out of pure curiosity.

They had about 20 different flavors of rice pudding. I was in rice pudding heaven!! The guy behind the counter asked me if there was anything I wanted to sample. HELL YEAH! But which one? So I ask which is the best flavor. He names a few and I hear "oreo". What??? Oreo cookie bread pudding?? Sign me up! So I tasted a sample. DELISH!! SOLD!! I believe it was actually called Oreo Obama. There was a Blueberry Biden flavor also. LOL!

Sorry no pics....no camera. Besides, even if I did have a camera, I was too busy chowing down to remember to take a picture. Here's some of their flavors:

- Berry Manilow (a mixture of blueberries, raspberries & marionberries...."um-hum")
- Bittersweet Symphony (a dark, rich mixture of bittersweet chocolate infused with vanilla and cream)
- Che's Cake (cheesecake of a revolutionary kind)
- Espresso Self (our version of creamy tiramisu)

Okay that's enough. I can't type anymore...making me hungry. If you're a fool and don't like rice pudding, they also have crepes and tart yogurts. So my advice is to plan that trip to Provo or Tigard now cause you are sooo missing out!

Pudding on the Rice
7359 SW Bridgeport Rd #A101
Tigard, OR 97224
phone (503)746-5469
www.puddingontherice.com

Monday, November 10, 2008

Falling for Fall


A few weeks ago while running errands I mused how beautiful fall is.  I love when the air turns crisp, when the leaves start changing colors, when it's comforting to drink hot apple cider...

I could go on and on.  My point is, is that I love fall.  It's one of my favorite times of year.  It's also cool but the rain hasn't started up yet.  Ahhh...enjoy it while it lasts!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Travels: Thailand


Okay so I'm making my final travel arrangements for Thailand and I'm getting so excited. The countdown begins!! It was hard to get too excited earlier cause the trip seemed sooo far away. Now it's less than 1 month away!!
I decided to share some of the cool pics I've come across while doing my research. All pictures are from www.lonelyplanet.com. I'm spending 2 weeks in Thailand. I decided to travel to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Ko Phi Phi and Krabi. There maybe time for some other adventures but that's what I've narrowed it down to for now.
I'll definitely keep you posted!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Restaurant Rambling: Toro Bravo

Okay so I've been wanting to check out Toro Bravo for some time now. It's been named restaurant of the year. It is a Spanish tapas place. I've heard so many good things about it but among the comments was that it was always crowded. OUCH...you all know that when I'm hungry, I'm HUNGRY!! I'm not sure I can wait, even if the food is fantastic.


Well a friend and I made plans to visit the restaurant. I was prepared. I was hungry but not ravenous starving. I was prepared for the wait. We were told it would be a 20 minute wait. Hmmm...not bad, not bad at all. We sat in the small aclove off to the side to wait. We were told we could also order starters there while waiting for a table. While we were drooling over the menu, the hostess popped back in after 5 minutes. There was space at the chef's bar. Would we like to sit there?? Hell yeah!!

Everything on the menu looks fabulous. I will definitely have to be back to try everything. In fact I wanted to order one of everything!! My friend and I were starving by this time. We decided to try the paella after we saw it whiz by us. It smelled absolutely delicious and looked equally so. One order of the Paella Toro $19. We also ordered the Salt Cod Fritters with Aioli $8 and the Sauteed Chanterelles on Griddled Bread $7. OMG, the food here is heavenly.

The Cod fritters were the first out. They were just the right amount of saltiness to complement the garlicy aioli. Yum yum yum! The order comes with about 5-6 fritters. Next came the chanterelles. These were absolutely heavenly. They were sauteed in a brown cream sauce. I can't tell you what was in the sauce but it was soo good. The bread with it made it that much more yummy! The last course was the paella. It was so good. Some of the best I've tasted. It was mingled with a nice assortment of chorizo, mussels, clams, and shrimp.

Remember how I said we were both starving? All that food was enough to make us throw in the towel. We didn't even have room for dessert and they looked mighty good. Hands down a great experience. Definitely worth coming back for more!!

Toro Bravo
120 NE Russell St.
Portland OR 97212
503-281-4464
www.torobravopdx.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Restaurant Rambling: Pok Pok

I *heart* Pok Pok. I've been there a few times thus far. My favorite there is the Vietnamese Chicken Wings. They are sooooo good!! We started a dinner group at work. Every month we'll pick a new restaurant to try out.


This month we decided to try Pok Pok after I gave it rave reviews. I should correct myself. Pok Pok is the name of the take out shack. Whiskey Soda Lounge is the name of the restaurant side of things. I usually use Pok Pok to identify the whole set up.

A group of 11 of us converged onto the restaurant last week. Pok Pok specializes in Northern Thai food. In fact, part of my trip to Thailand will be a culinary tour for 4 days with the owner of Pok Pok, Andy, and his business partner who lives in Chiang Mai, Sonny. I'm soooo excited about that aspect of the trip.

Anywho. We all met at Pok Pok and had a blast. I had never been there for dinner before. The dinner menu is very extensive. So many choices....what to eat?? I decided on the Kuung Op Wun Sen (wild caught gulf prawns baked in a clay pot over charcoal w/ pork belly, whiskey, soy, ginger, cilantro root, black pepper, Chinese celery & bean thread noodles) for $14.00. It was so good! Everyone loved the food. Ahhh....Pok Pok! A restaurant after my heart!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Travels: San Diego




Well I know I took this trip a while ago but I wanted to post pics. We spent most of our time at the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and down at the beach. It was my niece's first experience playing in sand. She freaked out a bit at first, then simmered down. She loved playing in the sand and didn't want to leave. I got some great pics of her playing but won't dare post her pictures as I'm sure my brother would kill me! Enjoy San Diego....


Click here to enjoy: San Diego Pictures

Holy Moly

Wow it looks like I've neglected my blog for a very very long time!!  Sorry!!  I'm still here.  I've been distracted by the Facebook antics and planning my trip to Thailand.  In order to grovel for your forgiveness, I'll promise to post every day this week.  Yeah, you heard me.....a post a day.  I've been out and above here in Portland but haven't had my camera handy so I'll have to tell you in words (or steal some pictures).  Here goes....

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lazy Sunday Morning

I have to apologize for neglecting my blog. I blame it all on my facebook friends. Up until this point I've managed to avoid facebook. Social site? BLECH!! Then they MADE me do it. I'm hooked. I've re-connected with people I haven't seen or spoken to in years. I blame them. It's all their fault!! Facebook made me do it!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Restaurant Rambling: Pinkberry


Mmm....those of you who are fortunate enough to live near a Pinkberry...know that I am so jealous! I made my brother stop so I could get a treat. My favorite is the green tea yogurt with raspberries. They're sooooo good!! Pinkberry please come to Portland!!!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunburned in San Diego

I'm back!! Okay so note to self....you may not think San Diego is hot. Therefore you may not think you will need sunscreen while out and about. May I be a public service reminder to wear sunscreen? OUCH! I got burnt today watching Shamu at Sea World. Luckily my daily facial lotion has SPF and escaped unscathed. My arms however, are another store.


I was so hungry after arriving back in Portland. I stopped at New Seasons on my way home. I was actually craving one of their pulled pork sandwiches. I was disappointed to find out that they're re-vamping their specialty sandwiches. Starting on Wednesday, they're featuring all new fall sandwiches. I saw the list and they sound yummy!! So I hid my disappointment and decided on one of their summer sandwiches (which were still on the menu and the sandwich guy promised me he had enough ingredients to make). I selected the roast beef with blue cheese spread and caramelized onions on a french roll. OMG! It was so good! Okay, anyone who knows me well will know that I do NOT like onions. It's my thing. Well I ate this sandwich. Sorry to say that by the time you read this, my roast beef sandwich will likely be gone. But don't forget to stop by New Seasons and check out the new sandwiches. They sounds really really good!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Weekend Getaway: California

I've been bad about writing this week!   I'm headed to San Diego this weekend.  Hopefully I'll be back with lots of pictures for you!  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What's Cookin?: White Bean and Ham Soup

I've been bad about keeping up but I have cooked this week....really I have! I know it doesn't look like it! I made this soup when the weather started getting chilly. It was a great soup. I'm definitely adding it to my fall and winter dinner menus. I love the color of the soup after you've pureed it.


Wouldn't you know it though...it's supposed to be 90 tomorrow!! WTH???



White Bean and Ham Soup

1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 yellow sweet onion, diced
2 medium sliced carrots
2 stalks sliced celery
1 clove garlic, minced
1 and 1/2 c. cooked diced ham (I improvised and used 1 smoked ham hock and 3-4 pieces of bacon, sliced)
3 (14 oz) cans of white beans (cannellini) or navy beans, rinsed and drained
3 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Heat large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, onions and bacon. Cook until onions and bacon are cooked. Add carrots and celery and cook until tender. Add garlic (if using the ham, add now) and cook for 30-60 seconds. Add chicken stock, 2 cans of beans, bay leaf, salt and pepper to taste and ham hock. Cook over medium heat for at least 1 1/2 hours. Turn ham hock halfway through. Remove bay leaf and ham hock. Blend soup in the pot with an immersion blender (or use a regular blender to make a puree or you could just leave the soup chunky). Slice ham hock and place back in pot. Add remaining can of beans and simmer for another 10 minutes or so. Serve with crusty bread and a salad for a great meal!

White Rabbit Candy Recall



EEeekkk!! White Rabbit Candy has been recalled!! The FDA has urged everyone not to consume ANY flavors of White Rabbit Candy. White Rabbit is made in China and has been suspected to contain melamine. Luckily I don't have any....but I do love the lychee and strawberry flavored ones!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Travels: Port Ludlow

After breakfast we were on our way to Port Ludlow. We took the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge across the bay.





It took about 1 1/2 hours to take the ferry and drive to Port Ludlow. We were staying the night at a friend's cabin right on the water. Here's the view from her porch. It was a little overcast and drizzly over the weekend but still beautiful.



Here's the marina in Port Ludlow.



For dinner we drove into Poulsbo. We had dinner at Mor Mor Bistro and Bar. Mor Mor features local farm raised produce, wild seafood, fresh pastas, naturally raised poultry, game and beef. I had the MorMor's Pork Osso Buco $25 (pork shanks slow braised in wine and herbs served on creamy parmesan laced polenta with braising jus). The pork shank was huge and absolutely delicious! For dessert I had the mango sorbet. It totally hit the spot! YUM!





Mor Mor Bistro and Bar
18820 Front Street
Poulsbo WA 98370
www.mormorbistro.com

Travels: Seattle, WA

I'm back......didja miss me? I had a great trip. I stopped in Seattle for the night. I stayed at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Isn't it a gorgeous hotel? It's right across the street from the bay. We had a great room with an amazing view.



Seattle Marriott Waterfront
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington 98121 USA
(206) 443-5000

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After checking into the hotel, we went for a walk along the pier. We stopped at The Fishermans Restaurant and Bar for a drink and a quick appetizer. It's located on Pier 57. We sampled the Crab Dip (Dungeness crab, spinach, Bay shrimp, cream cheese & Parmesan cheese served with tortilla chips). I also had this yummy concoction. It's a pomegranate margarita. YUMMY!!



The Fishermans Restaurant and Bar
1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623.8600

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For dinner we went to a very neat French inspired restaurant, Boat Street Cafe. It's a little hard to find but it's at the foot of Queen Anne hill. We shared a few appetizers before dinner. We tried the Garden Lettuce Salad $9 (with a Dijon vinaigrette and roasted walnuts) and the Fromage $12 (Brillat Savarin, Blue d' Auvergne, Bucherondin de Chevre with plum & onion confiture). The lettuce was very fresh and delicious. The cheese plate was amazing. Yummy!! Oh and by the way, the complementary bread they bring to the table is amazing!! Ask for more and each it with the cheese!



For dinner, I had the British Columbia Scallops $24 (with white corn puree, chanterelle mushrooms & house cured prosciutto). It was amazing. A friend had the Boat Street Crab Cakes and I stole a taste. I highly recommend the crab cakes. AMAZING! Next time I am sooo having the crab cakes!



For dessert we shared the Amaretto Bread Pudding (with a rum butter cream). It has to be one of the best bread puddings I have ever had. It was to die for!



I was told that the Boat Street Cafe also serves a killer brunch! I will be back to Seattle just to eat here again!

Boat Street Cafe
3131 Western Ave #301
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 632-4602
http://www.boatstreetcafe.com/

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The next morning we had breakfast at the Edgewater Hotel's restaurant, Six Seven. It has an absolutely amazing view. The hotel itself is located on Pier 67 on Elliott Bay. I had the Crab Cakes Florentine Benedicts $16. It was so good! The crab cakes were perfect! The view was spectacular.



Six Seven at The Edgewater Hotel
2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67
Seattle, WA 98121
1 (800) 624-0670

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Here's some famous Seattle landmarks! The Space Needle and Pike's Market.