So, we were pretty excited to hear that Seattle was holding its old Chinese / Lunar New Year celebrations for Year of the Sheep (or Goat).
The big appeal was the $2 Food Walk, where you could buy small dishes from various restaurants in the surrounding streets for $2 a pop.
There were tonnes of queues, so we opted for this bowl of BBQ pork with Singapore noodles:
It looked good. Yet while the novelty of a $2 bowl of noodles is exciting, we are quickly finding that the Asian food here resembles what you’d get at a Westfield food court…. Or worse. We also bought some spring/egg rolls, which weren’t good. But I guess it’s better than nothing!
And while there were lots of pretty decorations in the Chinatown-International District, we were a bit surprised to find the whole ordeal was still somewhat very American. For instance, this doesn’t exactly shout out Happy Chinese New Year:
This dragon around a street pole was cool, however:
Anyway, it was still a nice day out and although it was about 10*C, at least the sun was shining!
Happy Chinese New Year!