Exclusive Interview: Chef Shota Nakajima at Naka, Seattle

Naka has been open for 9 months and the week it opened, I was on my way back to Vancouver from Seattle. I haven’t been able to book this restaurant until my recent visit. I was excited and didn’t know what to expect. Chef Shota Nakajima was recently nominated for the Seattle “30 under 30” award…

Phnom Penh Noodle House, Seattle

Fisherman’s bowl Hainan chicken  Crispy shrimp rolls I found a gem in Seattle International District serving Cambodian cuisine since 1987. I have been here many times and I want to share it with Vancouverites that go to Seattle and want a good bowl of noodles! It reminds me a bit of the Phnom Penh restaurant…

Asian Art Museum, Seattle

Did you know that if you go to Seattle Art Museum, the same ticket can be used for admission at the Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill. I didn’t get a chance to see the current exhibit at Asian Art but did go to Seattle Art Museum which I wrote about in an…

Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle

I stumbled upon this place on Capitol Hill after I went to the Asian Art Museum. If you love plants and flowers, you must visit. It’s a very serene place to spend an hour and for nature photographers, you might get some really good photos in here. Inside the glass houses, there are thousands of…

Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Seattle

If you are a coffee lover, you have to visit, sit down and have a coffee, and buy some small batch, rare, and limited coffee beans only available here. The reserve coffee is sold for a few weeks. I don’t like to always eat or drink the same things so this place is perfect for…

The Whale Wins, Seattle

One of the best meals we had at this cozy white and blue restaurant with a wood fired oven where Chef Marie cooks. The restaurant is by the award winning chef Renee Erickson, Jeremy Price and Chad Dale who runs The Walrus and the Carpenter. (On my wish list) Togiak herring on toast with pickled…

EMP Museum, Hello Kitty, Seattle

You still have a couple weeks if you haven’t been to the Hello Kitty exhibit yet. It’s worth the 3 hour drive for me since I am a fan and an addict. I collect the Re-ment miniature toys and have various Hello Kitty items. For the fans out there, I will share SOME photos with…

Seattle Art Museum

If you haven’t gone yet, Kehinde Wiley’s exhibit is closing soon. I learned that his portraits discuss the statement of power especially the image of the men on horses which symbolizes power. (I listened in on an art history class teacher discussing the artist.) Here are just a few images.         The rest…

Sitka and Spruce, Seattle

I like the concept of the open kitchen. I can watch Chef Logan Cox make everything from scratch and show his skills. I got extremely hungry from the smell of all the ingredients combined. The restaurant is very inviting with a communal high table in the center connected to the kitchen. On the other side…