Seattle trip


Perfect coffee at Stumptown

We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Seattle a couple weeks ago and I’m finally getting around to posting some pics!

We hit our usual places (sushi, burgers, etc.) and my sis held her wedding reception at Palisades which was totally delish (this is such a great place for a reception!)
A couple of my favorite new finds:

  • Samurai Noodle: This place on the side of Uwajimaya totally blew my mind. I loves some noodle soup, but the pork broth seriously Knocked. Me. Out. It was that good — creamy, salty, tasty tonkotsu broth (not to be confused with tonkatsu, which is pork cutlet). No wonder the place is jammed at all hours of the day. Thanks to my sis for the awesome tip!
  • Trophy Cupcakes: Another recommendation from my sis. I am normally not super impressed with cupcake joints because usually their goods seem too sweet. (See this post for my typical opinion). Even though they were sweet, I really liked the cupcakes at Trophy. The price almost made me fall over, so at first I bought two cupcakes (at $2.99 a pop, they’d better be good!), but we gobbled them down so fast that we had to go back for more. The flavor not to miss? S’mores. This one took the cake, so to speak. And I don’t even like real s’mores.
  • Stumptown Coffee: This one was a tip from my friend Joseph, the best home barista I know. Here you can get the perfect latte. My brother called them “those feather coffees” because of the leaf pattern on top — which, as I’ve mentioned before, is the sign that the coffee and milk were worked perfectly. Sigh, I don’t find that too often here in NL, so Seattlelites, don’t take your great baristas for granted!


Delicioso tonkotsu ramen at Samurai Noodle


Ordering fish and chips at Jack’s at Pike Place Market


A pretty little chai cardamom cupcake at Trophy (good, but the s’mores cupcakes are still my fave.)

Samurai Noodle
606 5th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-9321
Trophy Cupcakes
Wallingford Center
1815 N. 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-7020
Stumptown Coffee
1115 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-1544