It’s been a while since my last post, apologies, but I’ve been a busy bee with school and finals. Now I breathe relieved, and start enjoying my winter break. So many exciting plans this winter break!
Sadly, I will not be going home for Christmas, but to make up for it, we have two good friends visiting from Texas for both Christmas and New Years. I’m actually very excited about this, and especially because I get to prepare a big Danish Christmas dinner for my friends. But no worries, there will be a separate blog post dedicated to that.
Since I now have all this time on my hands, I plan on getting back into explorer-mode and finally pay a visit to some of the places in my neighborhood I’ve had my eye on for a while. I started last night, by going out to dinner with a Danish friend who’s also living here in Seattle. I asked her what she was in the mood for, and she said “maybe something spicy?”, and so I turned to google for help. We knew we wanted to be close to 12th and Pike in Capitol Hill, so I looked up restaurants in that area.
I found Boom Noodle which is located exactly at the corner of 12th and Pike AND they offer vegan and gluten free dishes. Perfect, I thought. Aaaand perfect it was. Affordable and delicious, it was a home run! And also, they had a really good ambiance. I had the Pad Thai that was absolutely delicious, and my friend had the Vietnamese pork which seemed to be a big hit as well. They also have a great happy hour menu from 3-7pm, however that requires that you sit at the bar.
Our server was super friendly, and very attentive – maybe even a tad too attentive. Cultural observation: Americans sometimes seem to be in a rush when dining out, where as in Denmark we like to take our sweet time when dining out. We might have surprised our server with our shocking behavior – spending close to 2 hours talking and eating. But hey – that’s what you do when out with good friends right? Although our server seemed slightly baffled that we let the check sit for a while, he was still very nice. And to our defense, he did say “whenever you are ready”, maybe we took it a little too literal.
But, all in all, a really good experience, and I will definitely be coming back. So if you find yourself in that area craving a good affordable noodle dish served in a cozy setting, Boom Noodle is your spot! Enjoy 🙂