Szechuan Noodle Bowl

vegetable dumplings with hot & spicy sauce...mmm

The Szechuan Noodle Bowl is one of those gems in Seattle that I’m maybe a little hesitant to post about just because it’s one of our favorite secret spots (much more secret than Cafe Flora‘s brunch). We took my mom there for the first time and she loved it. This is a very simple no-frills Chinese dumpling house. They also have soup and make their own noodles and dumplings. It is in the International District (420 8th Ave South) and they only take cash.

The owners are wonderful and hand-make the dumplings right there at one of the tables in the restaurant. Eric and I typically order 1 green onion pancake and 1 vegetable dumpling with hot and spicy sauce, both vegan. The hot and spicy sauce is not very spicy, fyi. The dumplings have green vegetable and tofu inside, and doughy wrapper, and are topped with scallions and a hot & spicy sauce that is pure magic. One time one of the owners gave me a whole container of the sauce to take home because she noticed that we always made sure to eat every last drop of sauce with the dumplings. The pancake is crispy and chewy and oh so good with soy sauce and chili for dipping:

green onion pancake

For the pancake and dumpling order it’s $11. Not bad for dinner for two. We used to get 2 orders of dumplings and 1 pancake, so we had leftovers to take home, but lately we’ve been streamlining our order.

420 8th Ave South

Have any of you been there? Let me know if you try it and what you think!

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  1. Oh I’ve been craving dumplings like mad, but didn’t know where to go. Thank you for sharing your secret. I promise to always leave some left for you 😉

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