I just love our Capitol hill neighborhood, not only because I can get the most amazing burger in Seattle a few blocks away, but also Sushi Maki is right around the corner. Sushi Maki is a hole in the wall Japanese place good for take outs. My husband and I crave for sushi at least twice a month and this place is very convenient and and they offer one of the best sushis I’ve ever had. Read more…
It is time for the annual Bite of Seattle this weekend and It is a fun event for the whole family. For one weekend out of the year, Seattle restaurants and food companies become center stage at the Comcast Bite of Seattle. Basically, It means lots of food! As much as I wanted to try everything, I could only try some of it – pork lumpia, Russian dumpling and crab cakes! Happy Sunday everyone!
It was a cloudy Saturday when my husband and I drove to Fremont looking for a spot to park our car. 10 blocks away we walked towards the event wondering to myself “why am I so excited to see naked people ride bikes?” – because this would be my first time to witness such parade and I could only feel excitement as I was thinking about If I have enough battery life for my camera (thank God I brought a spare) We immediately grabbed a bite and situated ourselves close to the parade as possible – I am shorter than most people 🙂 As soon as the naked bicyclists flooded the main road I was busy taking pictures and having fun! Here are some of the “kid-friendly” photos I took that I want to share with you.
“The Fremont Fair is one of Seattle’s most beloved neighborhood street festivals featuring a weekend of eclectic activities that celebrate the quirky community of Fremont, the self-proclaimed “center of the universe.” Held annually in mid-June to coincide with the Summer Solstice, the event draws more than 100,000 people to shop, eat, drink, mingle, groove, and enjoy all manners of creative expression. Artistic highlights include craft and art booths, street performers, local bands, wacky decorated art cars, the free-spirited Solstice Parade produced by the Fremont Arts Council, and many other oddities that personify Fremont’s official motto “Delibertus Quirkus” – Freedom to be Peculiar.” – Fremont Fair website
I remember the first time I had my Molly Moon’s ice cream; It was my first few weeks in Seattle and my husband was showing me around Capitol hill. We went inside the ice cream shop and the smell of freshly made waffle cones flooded my brain. I felt like I was a little kid again, begging my parents for change so I can buy a scoop of ice cream from the ice cream vendor walking around our neighborhood.
Here is “little” me sneaking an ice cream cone from the ice cream vendor (Philippines 1993) I remember my favorites were the mango and yam flavor, patiently licking my ice cream as I get to my final and favorite part: melted ice cream at the end of the cone.
If you ever visit Seattle, especially during the summer, make sure you grab a scoop from Molly Moon’s homemade ice cream. They have shops in Wallingford, Capitol hill, Madrona and Queen Anne. Their flavors rotate with the seasons and you can check their website for more information. My favorites are: Theo chocolate, balsamic strawberry and honey lavender.
If you visit their cute Madrona store you can also have their “ice cream sandwiches.” They are to die for! The cookies are so chewy and flavorful, and the ice cream sandwiched between them will melt flavors in to your mouth. My husband and I are crazy for them; sometimes we would order half a dozen and stock them into our freezer to last us a full week.
When I heard that Molly Moon is going to release a recipe book, I immediately bought one and went to one of her book signing which was in their Capitol hill store. The book include recipes inspired by the seasons and I can’t wait to make my own ice cream!
Ice cream is one of those comfort foods you get excited about when you were a kid, and they still excite me even to this day when I have achieved something great and felt like a needed to pat myself at the back; ice cream will definitely be my reward.
Living so close to downtown Seattle is so exciting. I moved here a few years ago from sunny Philippines and It was so convenient for me since I don’t drive. With our 2nd Anniversary coming up, I rushed towards the city to look for a gift for my husband. Pacific Place is usually my first stop since it is the closest from home, and as I was heading up on the escalator I saw a glimpse of colors brown and teal – Trophy cupcakes! I totally forgot they added a little kiosk just by the escalators and I remember how excited I felt because we won’t have to drive to their University district location just to grab their delicious cupcakes. I remember loving their Red velvet when I first had it and said to myself that this must be one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had. So you may now I guess what I have ordered: A red velvet cupcake and triple chocolate, which was equally nice.
The guy that was working there that time was extremely nice (they all were!). I asked him If I could take a picture of their yummy-looking cupcake stand (shown above), he said “of course!” and showed me their Easter cupcakes display as well.
The Triple chocolate cupcake is a chocolate love’s delight! The cake is so moist and is very well balanced. Chocolate is not too sweet and the whole top of the cupcake is swarmed with chocolate sprinkles.
Honestly, their Red velvet cupcakes haunt me in my sleep! That is how I crave for these suckers. It’s cake is fluffy with a hint of cocoa and topped with heavenly cream cheese frosting that is just perfect and not too sweet. Loved the little heart on top too. I hope it rain red velvet cupcakes soon ♥
I brought these cupcakes home and served one to a very happy man, Happy anniversary to my husband!
Thanks to the Capitol Hill blog, I found out about this newly opened Chinese bakery in the area called “Regent Bakery and Cafe.” The original location is in Redmond where it has become software developers and artists in that area’s favorite. That was enough to get me excited and asked my husband If we could go there for dinner. He said yes, of course, saying he had gone to their Redmond location multiple times during his lunch break.
After driving in circles looking for a parking, and forcefully paying $7 for a spot when we couldn’t find one, we went inside the restaurant and was welcomed by a bold glass chandelier and a large space for some serious eating. They have a separate area for dining, the bar and the bakery. There weren’t too many people when we went but their menu looked very inviting – hot pots, chicken dishes, seafood, noodles, soup, pork and beef. I wish we brought the whole baranggay ( village ) so we can try everything out but It was just me and husband so we each ordered something our stomach desired. My husband ordered their Seafood hot pot and I ordered their Honey walnut prawns, with a side of brown rice.
Our order came after 10 minutes and I snapped away immediately, making sure I captured their beauty before we devour and send them down to our hungry stomach. The hot pot lived up to its name and the seafood ( squid, scallops and shrimp) tasted good. It was sauteed with silken tofu and shiitake mushrooms – my favorite part. The honey walnut prawns were sweet and crunchy, just the way I like them. The servings were perfect too.
Knowing myself and my husband, we just couldn’t end a meal without something sweet. We crossed the dining area and headed for their bakery displaying cakes and cake slices (slices cost 3 bucks and change) We ordered a slice of Tiramisu and Mango cheesecake, and my husband grabbed a package of cookies (forgot the name) from their wall of self-served baked goods and pastries.
Overall it was a good experience for the both of us. The server was very friendly and we loved their food as well. We will come back for sure so we can try their other specialties ( and I can take more pictures ) but next time we might just leave the car in the garage. Thanks for reading!