Seattle Restaurant Week is back and y’all know what that means – get a two course lunch for $18 or a three course dinner for just $33 at participating restaurants (over 165 total!). SRW runs April 2 – April 19, is available Sunday through Thursday, and it starts TODAY! I love Seattle Restaurant Week because it’s a great way to try some really fantastic local restaurants at a super reasonable price. As I’m writing this I’m getting lost in the list of restaurants participating this year and thinking (and drooling) about all the yummy places I want to try. This weekend I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the entire SRW menu for one of my favorite Seattle restaurants – Soi in Capitol Hill. At Soi, they specialize in “not your typical thai” because while the food is authentic, it is Northern Thailand specific and you will definitely find things on the menu you don’t normally think of when you think of traditional Thai food.
Without and further further ado, here is Soi’s lineup for SRW 2018:
Course One Options, clockwise from the front:
1) Pandan Leag Wrapped Chicken, 2) Tom Yum Koong, 3) Cripsy Garlic Tofu
Pandan Leaf Wrapped Chicken: chicken thigh + pandan leaf + sweet soy sauce + sesame
Tom Yum Koong: shrimp + button mushrooms + spicy clear broth
Crispy Garlic Tofu: fresh, local tofu + chili paste + garlic +fish sauce
Course Two Options, clockwise from the from front:
1) Si Krong Moo Yahng, 2) Hor Mok Seafood, 3) Yum Het Nam Tok
Si Krong Moo Yahng: baby back ribs + tamarind + toasted rice + sicky rice
Hor Mok Seafood: prawns + scallops + calamari + mussels + red curry in a young coconut shell
Yum Het Nam Tok: grilled portabella + fish sauce + mint + local tofu
Course Three Options:
Egg Custard with Sweet Sticky Rice: coconut milk soaked rice + custard
Ice Cream: Toasted Coconut + Madagascar Vanilla Cashew Nut
I got to taste test almost this entire menu and I must say, everything was stellar with my personal favorite being the Tom Yum Koong (the spicy shrimp and mushroom soup). There is a fantastic collection of Seattle restaurants participating in SRW this year; here’s my list of places I’m most excited about (besides Soi): Le Petit Cochon, San Fermo, Nirmal’s, Adana, Heartwood Provisions, Lecosho, Tavolata, Sushi Kappo Tamura, Aqua by El Gaucho and Lark. Get the full list of restaurants and their menus on the SRW website! Happy eating y’all!