Welcome to the New Year Travelers and Foody fans. Boy, we have been so busy the past couple months in the great Northwest and hope that you have had a wonderful holiday and your new year has been blessed with many blessings. A few days ago we had an outing to the International District to visit our friends at the Red Lantern. A brisk walk in the Seattle cool air created quite an appetite for a hardy lunch. The Red Lantern serves contemporary Asian cuisine located in the heart of Seattle’s International District. The lunch menu offers a wide range of dishes which are served with homemade soup and roasted corn tea that will warm your body up nicely. When it was time to order we decided on the Singapore Rice Noodles and Shanghai Chow Mein. The first consisted of thin-vermicelli stir-fried noodles with shrimp, BBQ pork, eggs, bean sprouts and curry powder and was delicious. The second dish consisted of stir-fried egg noodles with shredded pork, Chinese mushrooms, win sweet soy and balsamic vinegar; equally as tasty.
The food was fresh and not drowning in sauce (and losing its true flavor) like most places. Service was quite punctual and the price was just perfect; averaging about $7.95 per dish. With our bodies all fat, dumb and happy, we were ready to get back to the cool winter walk to the ferry. We cannot wait to experience dinner at the Red Lantern in the future. If you are in the area and have a chance to experience our friend’s nice eatery in the International District, do so. A great place to dine for lunch.
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-Damien – The Traveling Foody