Dough Zone in Bellevue, WA
My phone was almost out of battery, so I only got one picture:
Dough Zone is a small chain of dim sum/dumpling restaurants on the West Coast. The food is hot, fast and delicious. I had a sour plum juice that was so refreshing. We started with the cucumber salad and scallion pancakes. The menu is a check-list, so you can keep ordering new treats until you and your friends are full. We followed up with dan-dan noodles, bao buns with pork and dumplings with shrimp. The dan-dan noodles were wonderful with a sauce full of flavor. The dumplings were excellent! The bao buns were nuclear hot inside and required some cautious nibbling, at first.
This is a tidy and efficient place. The food appeared almost within seconds and was clearly freshly cooked. This is inexpensive eating at its best! I love that the portions are small and you keep ordering new things to try until full. It was fun to have so many bites of different things and not a lot of clunky left-overs. We got exactly the right amount of food.