Recently I asked my girlfriend to go with me and hold my hand through my first expensive shoe purchase. As it turns out, I didn’t need any hand holding, buying the shoes was a rather fun and pleasurable experience. The two gentlemen at Jimmy Choo in Bellevue were indeed a pleasure to work with and made the event as light and playful as the shoes I bought.
The high one feels from such an adventure often leads to hunger, as it did with me, so we bounced on over to Boom Noodle for a bite of lunch. I had been to Boom twice before, and my friend once before. The atmosphere is modern and hip with bamboo tables and chairs; clean lines, minimal in feel and a bold lime green accent color. Boom seems to have been built more for hipsters, as they are less concerned with the amount of comfort an establishment offers vs the quality of the product. Have no fear, they deliver!
For a starter we shared an order of their supper yummy edamame puree with sweet potato crisps, baby cucumber and yuzu pepper. Looking more like a scoop of ice cream, the puree is ultra creamy in texture and velvety smooth. The subtle edamame flavor is enhanced with a bit of a salty undertone. I highly recommend this as an appetizer.
I ordered the Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad with vermicelli rice noodles, grilled pork, cucumber, cilantro, basil, crispy shallots and crushed peanuts with a chili lime dressing. As flavorful & healthy options go, this one did not disappoint. The description of the dish is pretty self-explanatory. It was light and yet completely satisfying. All the flavors paired well together and are pretty standard in Asian cooking.
As this purchase was a once in a great while occurrence for me, I highly recommend treating yourself at the very least to window-shopping with a good friend and then a great meal afterward. Once again, it’s about sharing a common experience with a fellow comrade over food, laughing and solving the world’s dilemmas, certainly your world’s dilemmas.