I may have grown up in an area that only offered bastardized Chinese food. And Seattle is decidedly not Richmond, BC but I feel like we have the good fortune to have access to plenty of fine Chinese bites. Grab your chopsticks-- let's go!
The Garden can be hit or miss but when it hits it is a great value in a nicer room than many offer in the ID. Get the hand shaven barley green noodles and Chinese broccoli.
Hand shaven noodles and hot pot are the way to go at this restaurant located behind a non-descript store front in an ID strip mall. Quarters are tight but elbow your way in and enjoy!
Dumplings, noodles, great lunch specials and gracious, efficient service keep me coming back to this tiny room on The Ave.
Dan Dan Dan Dan Dan. Get the Dan Dan noodles or you'll be very sorry later when you see them pass by on the way to another table. Hot pot is also another great choice. Free on-site parking is a plus.
Service can be surly if nearly non-existent but if you are in for the food surge ahead to this Lake City Way institution. Go with a group so you can try lots of dishes as everything I've had here is solid.
I dare you to make a repeat visit to this family run Chinese noodle shop after trying their fried butter garlic chicken wings and the braised duck soup with egg noodles without ordering them each time you visit. Fast, courteous service and free on-site parking seal the deal.
This sleeper offers up dim sum and other Chinese dishes outside the frenzy of the ID. The salt & pepper tofu is my go to dish and I always buy some fresh tofu made on-site to enjoy at home.
I don't make it to Redmond often but when I do I try to always drop into Spicy for chili beef tripe and hand shaven noodles.
Same great food from Henry's Taiwan only in a lovely room with comfortable seating. Go with a group and feel like a big shot in the large u-shaped booth that dominates the room.