Facing East – Bellevue, WA

So we’ve tried Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai and Malaysian/Singaporean in the Seattle area.  It’s time to try Taiwanese.

Facing East in Bellevue was recommended as a good place for Taiwanese food in the Seattle area, so we made a trip for lunch one Saturday.

Located in a little strip mall with very tiny and a limited amount of parking spots, we managed to get seated right away despite there being a huge queue around 1pm in the afternoon.

A quick perusal of the menu seemed to have some of our favorites missing from a typical Taiwanese menu, but we managed to find some items to order.

I quickly went for the Chicken Chop rice plate.  While I was not expecting Hot Star quality Fried Chicken, I was expecting something a little better than this.  Flavorful, but still quite greasy and only so-so for me.


Lena wanted Oyster Mee Sua, but that wasn’t on the menu.  So she settled on something similar, Squid Pottage with Mee Sua.  A little different than what she was used to, and while it tasted ok, it wasn’t quite up to snuff for her.

IMG_4681Two items from a menu, it’s hard to make full judgement.  Looking at others around, perhaps the dishes are a little better.  We’ll give it another shot at some point, but I think we’ll explore others first.


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