Do you ever just stumble upon a restaurant and decide to give it a try? That's what happened to my family and I recently when we headed to Seattle's International District for some dinner. We knew we wanted Asian food but had no idea where to eat. I was searching Yelp as my husband drove but my smart phone, sometimes not so smart, was running slow. My better half wanted Pho and I was craving pot stickers so we just randomly picked a restaurant and parked. Wing Wah Bistro had its own parking lot right in front so I think that's what caught our eye. It didn't look like much from the outside but they advertised as serving Chinese food and Vietnamese, so score for us.
The food turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Not only was it presented well on square plates and make our mouths water when the server set it down, but it tasted delicious. My husband got his Beef Pho and the boys and I shared some pot stickers, rice, Orange Chicken, and Honey Walnut Shrimp. The Orange Chicken came with broccoli which was crunchy and well seasoned. The chicken was hot and well sauced and carried a zing of heat.
Now let me tell you about Honey Walnut Shrimp. It's simple-lightly battered shrimp with a mayonnaise and honey sauce, and topped with walnuts that are sweet and the perfect combo to the creamy sauce. One of my favorite foods and we even served them at our wedding. I make Honey Walnut Shrimp at home and I could never grow tired of eating it. They did a good job at Wing Wah Bistro and I even enjoyed my leftovers the next day. I find its a pretty standard dish at Chinese restaurants and when I see it on the menu I order it. They even have it at Panda Express now. Try some, if you never have.
Then to cleanse our palettes the server brought us each a bowl of almond pudding. Just a few bites was the perfect way to end our meal. So there you go. Sometimes its fun to not know where you're going. Because even something as simple as a dinner out can be a nice surprise.