For all the years that I’ve lived in the Seattle area, there has been one Chinese restaurant that I’ve visited when I wanted pretty authentic Cantonese food - Hing Loon.
It’s located at South Weller Street and Maynard Avenue South.
It stays open late – sometimes later than bars and even on major holidays. The waitresses remember you. On some days, the hustle-and-bustle is so nice that it reminds me of Asia.
The food is tasty. And that could be for good reason: The cooks are from Hong Kong, Guangzhou and the Taishan area of Guangdong province.
And my grandparents were from Guangdong province.
The restaurant’s fried stuffed tofu with shredded pork dish (Menu Item No. 174, $9.95) has always been a winning meal for me. My wife and I order it when we’re too tired to cook but don’t know what to order.