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Everybody knows a waiter with more industrial horror stories than the Hellraiser series. But how much of that stuff is real, how much is embellished, and how much of it was just a hallucination from eating last week’s leftover specials? We spoke to Justin Croft, a chef with 15 years of experience in the industry, and John Kolka, another chef with more than a decade of experience, about what really goes on behind the scenes in restaurants. When it comes to food, these guys have seen it all. You haven’t. And, to be honest, that’s probably a good thing.

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Little Uncle, Seattle

After numerous failed attempts on my last few trips to Seattle, I finally made it to Little Uncle for their terrific Thai cuisine…

Little Uncle is a closet of a kitchen selling Thai take-out in Capitol Hill…

As you can see, they set up a few fold-out tables and chairs if you want to sit and eat, but that’s pretty much the entire restaurant right there!

They offer only four items on their menu and one daily special. We skipped their two vegetarian pad thai plates and got all the other dishes. Here’s a look…

Their Sala Bao…

Braised beef tongue in a steamed bun with onions, shredded pickles, cilantro and “bun jam”…                   

Khao Soi Gai…

Chiang Mai chicken curry egg noodles, made with coconut milk and their own curry paste, garnished with ginger, sprouts, pickled Chinese mustard and fried shallots…                   

And the today’s daily special, called “Sai Ua”…

House made Northern Thai sausage, cabbage and accompaniments, served with mixed jasmine rice…

Outstanding!!

If you go, be advised, they’re not shy about spices and seasoning here. You’ll find nothing but big flavors at Little Uncle!   

Little Uncle

1509 East Madison St.

Seattle, WA 98122

206-329-1503

http://www.littleuncleseattle.com