Press Clippings At Monsoon Restaurants
Sara Dickerman spends time with Eric & Sophie discussing Vietnamese comfort food and offers plenty of cooking tips and recipes. Bar Manager Jon offers instructions on how to make The Spirit of Saint Tran as well. Check out the complete article with plenty of great photography on sunset.com.
Amy Pennington and crew stop by Monsoon for Dungeness Crab and more. Watch the whole show on PBS.
We interrupt this workday to tantalize you with some delicious local treat. Today: spring rolls.
Read the article on seattlemet.com
Both Seattle Met and The Stranger have Monsoon writeups this week:
Seattle Met: Best Asian Restaurants: Vietnamese
Northwest by Far East: the Insider’s Guide to Asian Food in Seattle
The Stranger: Soup!
Our Favorite Bowls
The Seattle Times picks the Top Ten Happy Hours in the Seattle Area and Monsoon East makes the list. From the article:
Trendy Eastsiders hit downtown Bellevue or inside The Bravern for happy hour. But go off the main drag and hit chef Eric Banh’s joint for some gourmet noshes: frog legs, Carlton Farms pork ribs, beef carpaccio and his signature bo la lot, flank steak wrapped in leaves and grilled.
Read the whole article at seattletimes.com
The Morning Meal is the topic and both Monsoon locations are mentioned for our weekend dim sum brunch. If you haven’t already please join us for some of the best morning food in the area.
Read the whole article at seattlemet.com
From the article:
We’d love to know what goes into the sauce, but as chef/owner Eric Banh tells us, “Unfortunately, I myself don’t even know our ribs’ sauce recipe. It belongs to my sister (and co-owner), Sophie. She does not wish to share with anyone, including me, since the beginning of Monsoon on Capitol Hill.” That’s one hell of a secret to keep for 11 years.
Julien Perry has Monsoon’s ribs face off with the ribs from Tavern Law. See how we fared at seattleweekly.com
“What’s a wine country weekend without glut- tony? You’ll find the most exciting food and Washington wine pairings at Monsoon in Seattle and Monsoon East in Bellevue, where chef-owner Eric Banh gives customers an easy tableside talk on pairing with Vietnamese food while pouring, say, an elegant Pinot Noir with an otherworldly steamed black cod.”
You can download a PDF of this guide for free at Sunset.com
Seattle Met feature our own Crispy Imperial Roll recipe with directions and secret tips involving beer. Check out the article on seattlemet.com with illustrated directions.
Niles Peacock, Monsoon East’s master of mixology, is making some of the best cocktails in the area. Happy Hour begins daily at 4PM with drink specials and a small plate menu priced to move. It starts up again at 9PM and until 10PM, 11PM on weekends.
Read more about Niles in a recent interview with Bellevue.com: 7 Questions for Niles Peacock