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Coming to the Lincoln neighborhood: Chinese noodle house Hue Ky Mi Gia

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Aug. 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm | No Comments »
August 21, 2014 3:46 pm
Pictured here is the storefront of Hue Ky Mi Gia at Kent's Great Wall Shopping Mall. I snapped the photo last month while eating my way through the mall, which is home to a wide range of Asian restaurants, including the region's best dim sum restaurant - Imperial Seafood Garden.
Pictured here is the storefront of Hue Ky Mi Gia at Kent’s Great Wall Shopping Mall. I snapped the photo last month while eating my way through the mall, which is home to a wide range of Asian restaurants, including the region’s best dim sum restaurant – Imperial Seafood Garden.

Noodle slurpers – you’re going to want to read this. The Lincoln neighborhood is getting a Chinese noodle house in September.

This will be the third location for Seattle-based Hue Ky Mi Gia, which is named after owner Huy Tat’s Chinese-born grandfather, who decades ago operated a noodle cart in Vietnam.

Tat described his grandfather’s style of food as purely comfort cooking with a focus on Chinese noodle dishes. It’s the same style of cuisine he serves today.

The Tacoma outpost will duplicate the lengthy – and economically-priced – noodle menu found at the other Hue Ky Mi Gia locations. The Tat family opened their first restaurant in Seattle’s International District in 2009 and another at Kent’s Great Wall Shopping Mall in 2011.

Find the menu here. Read this article about the restaurant’s garlic chicken wings. I’m a fan of the restaurants sprawling noodle menu, served in both soup and dry noodle form.

Hue Ky Mi Gia will open where Lobster House, the dim sum restaurant, operated. Tat has purchased that building and has torn down the restaurant space to the studs, rebuilt a brand new interior, including a much larger kitchen. The space is roughly the same footprint with seating for more than 60, but expect the restaurant to look entirely different.

The Lincoln neighborhood was at the top of the list for a third location, said Tat, who operates his restaurants with family members. Said Tat, “We had the opportunity to purchase the whole building. We’ve always had our eye on that neighborhood. When we grew up in Bremerton, it was the little International District of Tacoma. We (always) wanted to go there.”

Hue Ky Mi Gia

Where: 711 S. 38th St., Tacoma (where Lobster House previously operated). Website here.
When: Expect a September opening.
Read more: Reviews of most Lincoln neighborhood restaurants here.

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