NileGuide Expert Says:
Monsoon offers inventive pan Asian food presented beautifully and served in an atmosphere defined by minimalism and the strong fragrance of expertly prepared dishes, and perfectly balanced spices.
615 19th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112
Capitol Hill/First Hill area
tel: 1 206 325 2111
Dim Sum Brunch: Sa-Su 9a-2:30p, Dinner: Daily 5p-10p
It's sleek, it's hip, it's elegant – oh, and the food is pretty incredible as well. Brother-sister duo chefs Sophi and Eric Banh serve up foodie fare with a Vietnamese flair such as red maradol papaya salad, barbecued carlton farm pork spare ribs with ginger, grilled monterey squid stuffed with duck, basil and jicama, crispy washington drunken chicken with yu choy and wokked soft noodles with oyster mushrooms, duck egg and green onions. Monsoon supports local farmers by featuring their ingredients, and have a wine list to match the beauty of their menu.