What a delicious year it has been! Last year, I had some pretty tasty treats, sweet and savory. Here are my top 5 delicious items:
- Kimchi croquette for Tous Les Jours Bakery (Bellevue, WA). Tour Les Jours, inside Bellevue's H-Mart supermarket, is an Asian-influenced bakery with a collection of sweet and savory treats. Their unique kimchi croquette contains tradition kimchi filling and super crispy potato exterior. I wanted to eat two, but stopped myself. I regret that decision.
- Pumpkin spice doughnut from General Porpoise Doughnuts (Seattle, WA) General Porpoise is a dedicated doughnut shop from well-know restauranter, Renee Erickson. Their homemade yeast doughnuts are filled with local and seasonal ingredients, like pumpkin or nectarine jam. Enjoy 'em with a cup of artistan coffee in a lovely and cozy shop.
- Breakfast paella at Medina Cafe (Vancouver, BC) Medina cafe is a super popular and hip brunch spot in downtown Vancouver, BC. Their breakfast paella, made with orzo, has spicy chorizo, charred tomato salsa, and a runny egg to top it off. Craving something a sweet treat? Try their homemade liege waffles with berry compote. My tip: get their early! The restaurant fills up in a heartbeat!
- Sea bass with smoked farro at 99 Park (Bellevue, WA) Sea bass is my favorite fish because it has a light and tender texture. Plus since sea bass is a fatty-fish, it is naturally full of flavor. This entree was paired with smoked farro (grain) and crunchy hazelnuts, oh yum!
- Vietnamese coffee Popsicle at Stateside (Seattle, WA) Coffee and chocolate are a popular combination in Seattle and the popsicle at Stateside does not disappoint. The coffee flavor was soft and the chocolate was 'just enough.' FYI: you have to order them because they popsicle is not on the regular menu.