Pop Pop Thai Street Food
Extraordinary things are happening at this unassuming hot spot squeezed between a T-Mobile store and a Jimmy John's in a North Seattle
strip mall. Pop Pop serves delicious comfort food—including a few rare specialties—all delivered in under 10 minutes and for a reasonable price. Highlights include the larb, a dish of minced pork or chicken with fish sauce, lime juice, fresh herbs, and roasted ground rice, as well as the grilled chicken. The restaurant's name is a take on the Northern Thai dish kai yang
: skin-on thigh meat marinated in coconut milk, then rubbed with spices, garlic, and lemongrass. But the Red Sea noodle soup tends to steal the show with its fish balls and fried tofu floating in a broth tinted fuchsia from salted soybean paste.