Columbia City’s newest restaurant, Watercress Vietnamese Bistro (a few doors down from Full Tilt), has been racking up the positive reviews in the local papers and online. Tyrone Beason at The Seattle Times has the latest:
Loan Hua had a huge challenge in front of her when she recently took over a humble billiards hall set at the back of a nondescript strip mall in Rainier Valley: how to turn a space filled with pool tables into a nice, sit-down establishment.
Hua, who lives nearby, wanted the kind of restaurant she and her husband might pick for a casual dinner out in the hood, someplace inexpensive yet high quality that also honors her Southeast Asian heritage, and that’s what Watercress delivers.
The menu: Broken up into sections devoted to pho, rice dishes, vermicelli noodle dishes with chicken, pork, beef, prawns or tofu, vegetarian entrees and specialties, along with a large selection of appetizers, the menu is overwhelming in a good way.
Beason goes on to describe the menu, his order, his reaction, and why you should check it out. Click here to read the whole thing.