Pink Door - Seattle, WA

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While gathering our Seattle itinerary, I heard Pink Door is a must-try in Seattle. Ian and I don't typically go for Italian food, but I'm so glad we tried this one.

Pink Door can be found in Post Alley in the Pike Place Market, and you literally should be looking for the pink door. That's right, there are no other signs or bright neon lights to look for. We made dinner reservations for 9:15 pm, but arrived a bit earlier and they were kind enough to seat us outside right away. Their outdoor terrace was stringed with colorful lights and had views of Elliot Bay, and it was surprisingly not cold.

Rigatoni and Don & Joe's Grilled Italian Sausage - I was pleasantly surprised by this dish. Their pasta was cut thick and it was the perfect texture. I don't normally feel this way about pasta, but I was craving this after our trip.

Rosemary Grilled Half Chicken - Paired with grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes, all of which were so good. The chicken was well seasoned and not dry at all!

Tuscan Fries & Fried Herbs - This was a larger serving than expected, but I guess that makes it worth it! Very yummy when paired with the herbs.

The entire ambiance of this place is great. There was live music, and I even heard that there is a trapeze dancer on certain nights. You can definitely find me at Pink Door again the next time I visit Seattle.

TIP - Don’t forget to make a reservation if possible! I almost forgot, but luckily Ian came to the rescue.

Wild Ginger - Seattle, WA

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For our first night in Seattle, Ian made dinner reservations for us at Wild Ginger, an Asian cuisine spot. I've never heard of this restaurant prior to coming to Seattle, but I am SO glad we tried it. 

Upon entry, the interior looked clean and modern with lots of wood tones and high ceilings. We were quickly seated and ordered three different dishes plus dessert. I'm typically hesitant about trying modern Asian restaurants simply because I grew up eating authentic home-cooked Asian meals. However, I was pleasantly surprised by every single dish! Everything was so FLAVORFUL. 

Seven Flavor Beef - Flank steak seasoned with seven different flavors inspired by Vietnamese cuisine. It was yummy, but it was not super special to what I usually eat. 

Angkor Wat Chicken - Wok fried chicken with herbs, spicy black beans, bell peppers, and onions. When this was brought out, I could immediately smell all the amazing seasonings. The chicken was soft and silky and paired amazingly with the bell peppers. 

Sichuan Green Beans - If you love green beans you need to order this one. I was craving this dish for the rest of our Seattle trip. Such a simple dish, but so so flavorful. 

Mango Sticky Rice - MY FAVORITE DISH, I am still thinking about it to this day. The sticky rice was coated with a coconut sauce that was not overly sweet, making the entire dish AMAZING. Please do yourself a favor and try this. 

Wild Ginger, I am impressed. I would highly recommend checking out this spot and I would most definitely return... especially for that mango sticky rice!

Ps. Peep the Great Wheel behind the restaurant! An easy after dinner walk to make.