Eating in Curaçao, Dutch Antilles

I wish I could eat in each one of the countries we visited on the cruise!

In reality, I knew it would be difficult to get my hands on local foods for one reason or another.

In the Bahamas, we were dropped off at a secluded part of an island basically ran by the staff of the cruise ship – no local food.

In Aruba, everything near the strip off the port was touristy.

There were quite a few eateries but they were serving sandwiches, pizza and pasta.

Colombia and Costa Rica were challenging because we only have enough time to tour but not enough to eat locally.

A Glimpse of Street Food Life in Cartagena, Colombia  L: fruit vendor -- R Top: sweet cookies snacks -- R bottom: orange juice vendor

A Glimpse of Street Food Life in Cartagena, Colombia
L: fruit vendor — R Top: sweet cookies snacks — R bottom: orange juice vendor

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Stone Korean

I love Korean food because I love banchan, Korean side dishes.

Without going to Federal Way or Lynnwood area, which are both about 40 mins away, I believe Stone Korean is the best Korean restaurant on the east side.

One caveat, it does come with east side prices as well.

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They have a great variety of banchan and all delicious.

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My favorite are spinach and bean sprouts.

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Odd Duck in Austin TX

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Odd Duck, what a funny restaurant name!  Had been looking forward to Odd Duck before we arrived in TX.

I loved the mismatch plates and cups, adding to another touch of being odd!

Food was tapas-style, and many dishes looked very interesting and we narrowed down to 6.

This was the first time I had pickled okras, and I am a fan now!

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Top: red snapper ceviche — Bottom: pickled okras

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Agrodolce

WP_20141029_12_57_16_ProWent to Agrodolce during Seattle restaurant week for lunch.

Located in Fremont neighborhood where 35th street bistro used to be, the space looked strikingly familiar.

Agrodolce is one of 3 Chef Maria Hine’s restaurants; others including Tilth and Golden Beetle.

Alll 3 restaurants used local and organic ingredients.

I loved her consciousness in offering vegan and gluten-free alternatives in her restaurant.

I often wonder how restaurant made money serving 3 course meal for $15 — apparently that was no longer the case.

Two-course lunch were presented with 3 choices for appetizers and 3 for main course.

I had the butternut squash soup and clams.

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