Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with good food

Lin Chinese Cuisine
1537 West Broadway

Rating: 4 out of 5

Recent New Year's Eve festivities spent surrounded by an assembly of guilty pleasures, laid out picnic style at a Seattle hotel, upheld my belief that a good feast is truly the foundation of any memorable celebration.

With the Chinese New Year ushering its way in this Thursday, you should plan a shindig at the Shanghainese restaurant known for serving the world's best Juicy Pork Dumplings ($4.99), as stated by Conde Nast Traveler writer, Mark Schatzker.

The praised paper-thin pouches, filled with a broth-immersed ground pork meatball, truly are remarkable in appearance and taste.

At first bite, their liquid explosions — akin to champagne cork 'pops' — may surprise you. The warmth and doughiness of the steamed buns, served with a gingery Chinkiang vinegar for dipping, earn them an easy diagnosis of Asian comfort food, and of course, perfect delicacy for ringing in the Year of the Rabbit.

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