Here in Seattle, we have the International District (aka Chinatown). Sadly it's nothing in comparison to the Chinatown in San Francisco, Vancouver or New York. But there is a big Asian market there we go to often and we usually eat in the food court for the convenience. Last weekend, while we were there we decided to venture out and check out what the International District has to offer. I was in a mood for noodles so when we came across a small restaurant called Mike's Noodle House, I decided that's where we will go. As soon as we walked in, I knew we made the right choice. It was a tiny place with maybe 10 - 15 tables and it was packed! The food smelled great! My husband wasn't sure if he wanted to wait as it didn't seem like anyone was ready to leave anytime soon but I was determined to eat there. We only waited for 10 minutes.
I was really excited about the menu. They had a variety of noodles and Congee. I had a really hard time deciding what I want. I had wanted noodles but the congee looked and smell really good as well. So we decided to order 1 noodle dish and 1 congee and of course, Chinese Donuts. The food tasted as good as they smelled and best of all, it was really inexpensive. For 3 dishes, the total including tax came to $12.50 which is rare in the Northwest -- unless of course you are eating at McDonalds or something. We definitely plan on going back to try some more dishes.
Chinese Donuts - They were a little cool. I usually like them fresh and pipping hot.
Pork Liver & Kidney Congee - I haven't had liver & kidney for a long time. I was a little worried about how it would turn out as I've had really bad ones. But they did a great job preparing the liver and kidney so it didn't have the usual gamey smell or taste.
Wonton & ShuiQiao Noodles - The ShuiQiao and Wontons were awesome. The fillings for the ShuiQiao were really generous with big chunks of mushrooms and shrimps.
Mike's Noodle House
418 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
*Note: They only take cash so be prepared. :)