A Revel-ating Brunch
I love Revel so much that I had to do a follow-up brunch post. Revel embodies hip Korean-inspired street food, harmonized with French and American cooking techniques. Revel uses both high quality and original Asian ingredients to create artwork. The flavors are so creative that you can taste every detail, yet it maintains its authenticity. In my opinion, that is what separates progressive Asian-inspired cuisine from that mediocre fusion.
Just like my previous dinner experiences, the brunch at Revel was incredible. We started off with the monkey bread, which is maple sweet bread with cha siu (bbq pork). If you want to taste the premium Chinese bbq pork bun – this is it. I ordered the short rib burger with house-cured bacon where I savored every bite and didn’t want it to end. It is perhaps one of the best burgers in Seattle. My buddies ordered the ramen with pork belly and the short rib rice bowl. The ramen was pretty tasty, but I’ve found that the other dishes outperform the rice bowls.
Per Details Magazine, Revel is among the restaurants that are part of the “Asian-Food Revolution”. For me, going to a next-level Asian-inspired restaurant such as Revel, Momofuku, or Pok Pok, is like going to a food blogger’s Disneyland. Just like a kid, I get really excited, eat everything on the menu, and I won’t stop talking about it.