Happy Chinese (American) New Year

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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).

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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.

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There were tonnes of queues, so we opted for this bowl of BBQ pork with Singapore noodles:

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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!

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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:

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This dragon around a street pole was cool, however:

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Anyway, it was still a nice day out and although it was about 10*C, at least the sun was shining!

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Happy Chinese New Year!

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3 thoughts on “Happy Chinese (American) New Year

    1. Yeah definitely not… though I guess there’s got to be at least a couple of good ones. City is pretty quiet and yeah it’s small, but its pretty and there’s stuff going on 🙂

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