522 South King Street, Seattle, WA
As we're driving away from Uwajimaya, I spotted this Taiwanese restaurant. Buddha Boy quickly pulled over and asked if I wanted to try it. Hey, why not, it cannot be worse the Facing East Taiwanese Restaurant 東來食府...I think.
The first item that caught my attention was ba-wan, or Meatball 肉圓. The menu stated it's "served with a savory sweet and spicy sauce"...in reality, the sauce was bland, watery and lacked spiciness. Imagine a mix of plum sauce and ketchup then diluted with water, lots of water. The softer-than-usual dough lacked texture...sad. The filling had ample amounts of bamboo shoots, shitake mushrooms and pork. The filling was satisfying, but everything else was disappointing.
Facing East Taiwanese Restaurant 東來食府 and Henry's Taiwan Plus 老谷台菜 are below par in our books. Never mind about comparing them to what you get in Taiwan, these two restaurants could not even compare to 604's BBT restaurants...sad, very sad.