Food and Fams... seattle style!

Seattle wrap up! Maybe it's my family or my circle of friends... but I think Asian culture centers around food.  I cannot recall any hang outs or get-togethers or family gatherings without a meal, let alone any that weren't focused around the meal.  So... is it any shocker that I had lots of delicious yummies and meals while in Seattle?  I think not.  Granted my cousins were being hospitable and taking me to all the tasty food places, I still think food and fams especially go hand in hand.

Here are the yummy delights (pictured below) that we ate... from top to bottom... - Korean food: seafood pancake, spicy pork, soon doo boo and noodles! - Marination Korean taco truck!: spicy pork tacos, ginger chicken tacos, kalbi tacos and kimchi friend rice! - Naan n Curry: chicken tiki marsala and other yummy Indian goodies - Ghenghis Khan korean yummies: kalbi tacos, chicken tacos, chicken sliders - Red Mill Burgers: DELICIOUS burger with bacon and blue cheese and a rootbeer milkshake - Molly Moon ice cream: raspberry hibicus sorbet + honey lavender... prob my fave ice cream desert of all time. (aside from the redbull gelato in Australia) - Elephant ears and funnel cake at the Bite of Seattle! - Tokyo Dog: yummy brat with asian fixin's

not pictured, but worth noting: - Wann: yummy tofu goodness (has a huge, tasty happy hour menu!) - Roxy's dinner: smoked salmon omelette, potatoes, garlic butter toast + jam... - Theo chocolate: I'm not a person who craves chocolate or buys chocolate, but if it's in front me, I just might eat it.  I ate almost every kind of theo chocolate at the factory. yum.  My fave was the fruity one, but I don't remember what it was. - clam chowda in a bowl at Alki Beach

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(the last two pictures are stolen from my lovely/manly cousin's blog who had inspired me to post a food/fams post!)

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Before & After | warm, summer seattle sunset

Below is an edit of picture from the Golf Course at Newcastle right outside of Bellvue.  The picture straight out of camera is decent.  I loved the colors, but thought it was too blue and wanted to see more of the golf course.  I don't know how to technically take a picture that could expose the sky and ground to my liking (or if it's even possible), so I relied on my editing knowledge.   I can't exactly remember how I got the "after" picture, but I accomplished what I wanted.  The picture is warm and subtly shows off the foreground.  fun! Before

After

Wedded Bliss

Seattle Day 5 So the main reason for going to Seattle was to attend the wedding of my friend Ryan. However, I would not have not attended if it wasn't for my cousins who live in the area because.... I did not know a single person at the wedding except for Ryan.  I've never even met his wife. hahah.  The crowd was definitely not of the Americanize culture and most of the people were in the early twenties or of my parents age.  After trying to make friends for the awkward hour between the ceremony and reception, I ducked out to the restaurant's bar for some alone time.  When I returned for the reception, I discovered I was the 9th wheel.  :(

But despite my awkwardness, I had fun witnessing the marriage of Ryan and Jill.  It was a beautiful ceremony at the Golf Course at Newcastle.  The last two pictures are of the view at about 6pm and at 9pm (sunset).  How gorgeous was this venue?!