Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monsoon East Celebrates its First Birthday!

As reported on the Wasabi Prime blog yesterday, Monsoon East owners Eric and Sophie Bahn celebrated the restaurant's first birthday this past weekend. Undeniably one of the Eastside's best eateries, Monsoon East is a beautifully designed restaurant showcasing the cuisine of Vietnam tucked away on charming Main Street in Old Bellevue.

If you have yet to check this place out, now is the perfect opportunity as Monsoon East is participating in the November Dine Around Seattle promotion. Everything is prepared with a refinement and balance unmatched by any other Vietnamese restaurant on this side of the lake, from the rich, oxtail enriched broth in their lunch-time Pho with brisket and flank steak to the unbelievable drunken chicken to the mouth-watering sesame seed beignets served during weekend brunch.


Monsoon East
10245 Min Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 635-1112


  1. What did you try on the 3 for $30 at the Barking Frog? I got to say the Leek Soup, Braised lamb shank and Chocolate brioche sounds to die for! Love following the happenings out there.

  2. I went to Barking Frog for the 3 for $30 back in '07 and remember having just an okay meal. We felt rushed and as if our server was rolling her eyes at us for ordering off the prix fixe menu rather than off the much more expensive dinner menu.

    This year's sample menu certainly does sound awesome. Much better than anything we had!

    Thanks for reading, and comment back if you head out to Woodinville!