More “West Seattle 101,” including Buddha Ruksa news

March 27, 2008 at 2:47 pm | In West Seattle 101, West Seattle restaurants | 15 Comments

bookcover1.jpgOne week after we debuted a new addition to WSB — our new section (note the “tab” link on our header) with selections from the popular book “West Seattle 101″ by Lori Hintonlorimugshot.jpgwe’ve added two more features from the book; while Lori was checking for updated information to add to the original copy, she discovered some news. The newly posted “West Seattle 101″ features are about geocaching (read it here) and the much-talked-about Thai restaurant Buddha Ruksa (read it here). While checking on Buddha Ruksa’s hours, menu, etc., Lori got the scoop on its new beverage additions. You can find all five “West Seattle 101″ features published here so far by going to the WS 101 on WSB “home page,” and we’ll add more to the list next week!

15 Comments

  1. my dreams of having cocktails with my garlic chicken are coming true……

    Comment by k — 3:24 pm March 27, 2008 #

  2. hopefully this will not impact the parking in my neighborhood any further than it already does….all that aside, I saw the new bar area when I was in last and it is beautiful. not a sit at the bar type of bar, but really cool nonetheless. I can’t think of anything better than an ice cold Bombay Sapphire Martini with my Garlic Chicken, k….

    Comment by JenV — 3:32 pm March 27, 2008 #

  3. sounds great to me JenV!

    Comment by k — 3:33 pm March 27, 2008 #

  4. AHHHH now I want crack chicken.
    I also LOVE the pumpkin-prawn curry. Amazing.

    Comment by Aim — 3:35 pm March 27, 2008 #

  5. Am I the only one who wasn’t impressed with the “crack” chicken? I have been hearing about this restaurant forever and finally walked over to try it a few weeks ago. I tasted neither garlic nor basil in that dish. It was okay, but nothing impressive – I wouldn’t order it again. More for the rest of you, I guess! :) To be honest, the experience didn’t really impress me enough to make me want to go out of my way to go back.

    Comment by Sue — 4:08 pm March 27, 2008 #

  6. Woohoo! Liquor with my curry! Does it get any better than that? (If I can make a request, I’d be the happiest customer ever if you would put the occasional special Yum Tofu Salad on your permanent menu! It’s so very delicious.)

    Thank you to Buddha Ruksa for making my taste buds so happy.

    Comment by deb — 4:08 pm March 27, 2008 #

  7. Sue, yes, you are the only one. ;)

    Comment by JenV — 4:14 pm March 27, 2008 #

  8. I finally went there for the first time last week (was lunching with someone who didn’t share the bland tastebuds of my usual entourage) and of course had to try the chicken, which was as impressive as you all have made it sound in the many times it’s been mentioned on WSB.

    Comment by WSB — 4:25 pm March 27, 2008 #

  9. Sue, in the 100-200 times we have eaten there or had take out since they opened, not every time has been good. All restaurants have off nights/dishes. Personally, I think their Pad Thai is the best I’ve ever had in the US or Thailand.

    Comment by CandrewB — 5:36 pm March 27, 2008 #

  10. I was just there today and noticed the beautiful new bar area. I don’t think it’s really going to be the kind of thing where people would go just for cocktailing, more like a place to sit while waiting for a table or eating dinner.

    Comment by Keith — 6:06 pm March 27, 2008 #

  11. We weren’t impressed with the crack chicken when we first had it. But the second time we asked them to up the spiciness factor and now it’s a regular with any order we get. Very addictive…good for the bar but I’ll stick with my Tsing Tao to wash down the goodness!

    Comment by Al — 8:51 am March 28, 2008 #

  12. Sue, looks like that makes two of us that weren’t impressed with the crispy garlic chicken. I’ve tried it twice and thought it was dry and not that good. I eat enough Thai food for lunch (I work in Fremont) and rarely want it for dinner so it’s hard for me to find oppurtunities to give Buddha Ruksa another shot.

    Comment by swimcat — 9:12 am March 28, 2008 #

  13. Aim, you mentioned the pumpkin prawn curry. mmmm. I rarely order it as my BF does not like any kind of squash. Just thinking about it now makes me hungry! Extra spicy please! I know I b*tch about the parking at times, but I am pretty happy to live next to such a great place…it always smells good outside!

    Comment by JenV — 9:22 am March 28, 2008 #

  14. Yes – the crack chicken should be ordered SPICY! I forget that’s not a “given” with all people ;-)

    JenV – my partner doesn’t do the pumpkin due to blood sugar issues. (there is a pumpkin-in-coconut-milk dessert that I often “have” to “suffer” by eating it all myself…) NUM.

    Comment by Aim — 11:36 am March 28, 2008 #

  15. Aim, I just had to go there for lunch after this discussion! :)

    Comment by JenV — 1:53 pm March 28, 2008 #

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