Food

Vietnamese currency honoring Ho Chi Minh. (Photo from Flickr by David Holt)

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Look at the American custom of tipping at restaurants through Vietnamese eyes and you'll see how strange and unfair the practice really is.

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Sam Choy's first stationary restaurant in Hillman City could portend a poké spike in all of the greater Seattle.

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If Seattle didn't invent coffee, then Austin certainly didn't invent the breakfast taco, says a San Antonio native.

The delicious Venezuelan staple that gave Arepas its name. (Photo by Elizabeth Alvarado)

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A new restaurant in the U-District is hoping to turn Seattle on to Venezuelan food and it's signature dish, the arepa.

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The Rainier Mini Mart has been transformed to Cafe Avole, where owner Solomon Dubie brings a love of buna — Ethiopian-style coffee — and a community space.

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The bill "concerning certain cultural foods" would allow for flexibility for local rules for fresh rice noodles and rice cakes.

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Island Pacific Market, a Filipino-inspired supermarket, has opened in Seattle in the former spot of Viet-Wah Superfoods on MLK.

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The downtown Seattle location of H-Mart, first announced in 2013, continues to make progress, according to the Eater Seattle website.

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The restaurant was popular for its comfort food, but also for being host to a food pop-up and a drag show.

A small-scale shrimp peeling factory in Karachi, Pakistan where children, mostly girls, work in abusive, unsanitary conditions rather than attending school. (Video still by Alex Stonehill)

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Automation is changing the way seafood like shrimp is processed. But will it uplift the women who currently do that work, or just take their jobs?

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Din Tai Fung is slated to open December 2016 in Southcenter.

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With the FDA putting AquaBounty's AquAdvantage salmon on shelves last month, health concerns among the female consumer should be a prime consideration.

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Another expansion for Ding Tai Fung to downtown Seattle this summer accommodates Seattle's continued love for xiao long bao soup dumplings.

A boy rides his bike in the haze along an Indonesian highway in late October, at the height of forest fires that blanketed much of Southeast Asia in a haze. (Photo by REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

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What does your shampoo have to do with Indonesia's awful forest fire season?

While we Americans are busy playing football against a giant turkey, tons of other countries are celebrating Thanksgiving in their own unique ways. (Photo from Flickr)

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Want to celebrate the most American of holidays with a bit of a twist. Try these global Thanksgiving traditions.

The Ezell's training team and local employees outside the new franchise in Sharjah, near Dubai. (Photo via Ezell's website)

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Seattle favorite Ezell's looks to capitalize on the global love of fried chicken.

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The "East Side Sushi" premiere in Seattle is sure to raise questions about gender, culture and food.

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Anna Goren was skeptical of the appeal of pork, until she tasted the fare raised and processed at the Spannocchia Foundation in Italy.

Dungeness crab with tamarind and mustard seed is a highlight a menu that blends Northwest ingredients with Indian flavors at Nirmal's. (Courtesy photo)

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Can Nirmal's succeed where others have failed — bringing a fine dining feel to Indian food?

My CaliBurger test meal: Bourbon spiked milkshake, a cheeseburger, chipotle BBQ chicken sandwich, and Cali-style fries. (Photo by Jane Koh)

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CaliBurger, a popular Chinese clone of In-N-Out Burger, is launching in Seattle. So what does this mean for its American prototype?

Diners enter the Austin Blind Cafe in 2011. Over 11,000 people have been served by Blind Cafes around the U.S. (Courtesy photo)

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The Seattle Blind Cafe pops up this weekend, offering you a chance to eat a meal in complete darkness and better understand visual impairment.