Asian food in Edmonds?
Personally, I don’t correlate the two together but the tie exists!
I was surprise to find these good eats, and they definitely got me as a customer!
First stop, Wonton Noodle House.
I was told that the chefs were trained in Hong Kong.
The place is reminiscent of Mike’s Noddle in International District with similar food offering.
The wontons and dumplings were awesome!
Thin skin, crunchy shrimp and meat, with extremely bouncy, thin, egg noodle that was free of alkaline flavor.
Congee was smooth, and the pork and thousand year old egg was flavorful.
I was thoroughly happy with the soy sauce fried rice crepe, the rice crepes were very fresh and soft, with a mild soy sauce flavor and crunchy bean sprouts plus sesame seeds.
Something very simple yet very delicious.
Next was dessert.
My friend told us about Black Ball.
Turns out Black Ball is a chain Chinese dessert stores originally from Taiwan.
Their famous dessert is the grass jelly – which I had to return to try.
I had the highly recommended matcha pudding and matcha shaved ice with red beans and rice balls.
We were there at a cold night, so hot dessert of red bean soup was also on my list with added yam and sweet potato balls to fight the chilliness in the air.
Red bean soup was very good – big red beans, soft, and not too sweet.
But I was disappointed with the yam and sweet potato balls.
They were soggy and mushy, nothing like the ones I had in Taiwan.
The matcha shaved ice and pudding was very good.
Perfect matcha flavor, perfect sweetness, with multi layer of texture – crunchy ice crystals from shaved ice, firm jelly texture from the pudding, thick red bean and chewy rice balls.
Aside from Chinese food, we also found an Indonesian grocery store that serves food, Waroeng Jajanan.
Grocery side had small offering of mostly instant noodles, spices and dry goods.
The food side had a small menu.
We had the fried chicken, noodle, coconut rice, yellow rice with beef, and satay.
My favorite was the coconut rice.
Fragrant with ginger, almost cardamom like flavors, moist and comforting.
The chicken was fried super well – the chicken skin literally melt in the mouth; but the meat itself was under marinated.
The satay was not as good as Malay Satay Hut’s, and still with good flavor; vermicelli noodle was soft with nice flavor, mixed with bean sprouts, and served with a side of boil egg and rice cake, and plenty of spicy peanut sauce.
Yellow rice was fantastically gingery and full of flavors.
However, the beef was very dry and tough even though it had very good curry like flavor.
Peanuts on the side was spot on, spicy and delicious, along with the perfectly fried shrimp chips.
Noodle was soft, simple and spicy.
With crunchy bean sprouts, hard boil egg and lots of peanut sauce.
These foods are going to get me up north more often!