The Year of the Hungry Dragon
January 23, 2012 kicked off the Year of the Dragon with international celebrations marking the Chinese New Year. With the festivities continuing for two weeks from Hong Kong to Seattle, it is not too late to join in the merriment! At Spotlight Seattle we have chosen our favorite restaurant picks to welcome the Year of the Dragon: Wild Ginger
1401 Third Avenue – Seattle, WA 98101 – 206.623.4450 AND 11020 NE 6th St. Suite 90 – Seattle, WA 98004 – 425.495.8889
When owners Rick and Ann Yoder returned from an excursion throughout Southeast Asia, they brought back their experiences with the incredible food and culture. Wild Ginger is modeled after their wonderful encounters in the Asian countries and has set a new standard for Asian cuisine in the Northwest. This restaurant is viewed as one of the high-quality dining experiences in the Seattle area offering Asian cooking alongside professional Western service standards.
2040 Westlake Avenue N – Seattle, WA 98109 – 206.286.1688
China Harbor Restaurant sits right on Lake Union combing great views with fabulous food from the Hunan, Szechwan, and Mandarin provinces and specialties of China. While feasting in honor of the Year of the Dragon your options will range from dishes such as seafood, poultry, noodles, rice, and a variety of other meats and vegetables.
Using only vegetable products, Bamboo Garden creates life-like meat dishes through classical Chinese cooking. As shared on their website, “The Bamboo Garden shares the tradition of healthful delicacies with the finest and freshest ingredients. Our staff has recreated the authentic recipes and tastes that were once served exclusively at the royal court.” Yummmm!
520 S. Jackson St. – Seattle, WA 98104 – 206.682.7211
Red Lantern is a contemporary restaurant in the heart of Seattle’s International District. It is know for its Northern Chinese-Korean cooking with influences from neighboring Asian specialties. By merging the two culinary traditions, Red Lantern pioneers new flavors through a menu thoughtfully selected to showcase fresh and seasonal dishes.