Seattle >Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon
For 17 years, Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon has been a popular destination for devotees of Mandarin and Szechuan style cooking in Seattle. Food
critics and fans alike come back time and time again and have done so for years. Featuring a variety of authentic Chinese food, from spicy beef noodles and sizzling rice soup, to hombow and jiao-zi, Chef Judy Fu also makes her own sauces.
Judy Fu's Black Bean Sauce and Peanut Sauce proved to be so popular, they're available for purchase. Bon Appetit raved "Judy Fu's authentic Chinese food is always delicious." Seattle's own Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon is the pinnacle of epicurean delight for Chinese food lovers everywhere.
Chinese food catering, holiday parties, events and receptions, Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon never fails to satisfy your craving for spring rolls, clay-pot stews, mu shu or savory home-made noodles. …
Greasy bland food.
I don?t know how so many people can rave about this place.. the food is absolutely tasteless, greasy, and uninspiring. We ordered the chicken chow mein with home made noodles, the chicken was bland and undercooked. So we decided to try one of their vegetarian dishes that the waitress recommend? It was an egg plant dish which was supposed to be spicy? instead it was deep-fried extremely thin eggplant slices in a dangerous red color. And yes, if you like oil oozing out of your food when you bite into it, it is your kind of place?
It was a royal waste of $25? I can?t fault their portion sizes, it is huge.. but who can eat that stuff?.
Uggh. I heard it used to be good. The LAST time I ordered from there, the chicken chow mein was 99.9% noodle and a piece of chicken grizzle thrown in for fun. It's a major gut-bomb. Not much flavor.
Great Dumplings, Great Soup, order nothing else.
So I've been down to Judy Fu's once, and look forward to going back. Very often when you order the hot and sour soup at an unfamiliar chinese restaraunt you're going to get a mouth full of salty vinegar. Not at Judy Fu's! We each ordered a different soup and traded tastes -- all of them were great!
The dumplings came out and they were freaking awesome! While we were eating those we were speculating about how great the meals were going to be. And then we got them.
That's all we could taste in three entrees. Awesome soup. Awesome dumplings. Gonna go back for both. But not going to bother with the rest of the menu.
Their food is acceptable for being chinese food but I will tell you if its raining hard or even the threat of rain or snow, they will cease all deliveries. Ridiculous especially since they could make even more tonight because people don't want to be out & about. The threat of snow has then ceasing all deliveries. The funny thing is...there's no snow on the ground and I live 2 miles from the restaurant. So, they're either hella lazy or just hella lame. If I owned that place, those drivers would be out and about until it started to stick to the roads.
I can't believe they call this Chinese food. I am Chinese, and I know what Chinese food is supposed to taste like. The food at Judy Fu's is some of the worst Chinese food I have ever had. I really don't understand why so many people rave about them.
Horrible. We went to Snappy Dragon last night and had one of the worst dinners I have had in a long time . The soup and spring rolls were fine, but the noodles were bland, the meat was rubbery and the beans were incredibly salty. And it was overpriced to boot! What a waste of money -I will never go back.
just...eh. This place got lots of hype from friends. We had an average wait. Servers were friendly but not very present. The food...was just ok. It tasted too oily and I regretted not asking for the omission of MSG. I ordered the handmade noodles but found them to be lacking in general flavor. He had the mongolian chicken which was nicely spiced but overall...average. Go to Shanghai Gardens if you really want some decent Chinese food. This made me remember why we usually just get Thai.
Single-handedly bringing to Seattle's attention the virtues of Mandarin home cooking..
Most patrons are regulars and comfortably dressed in kick-back attire. Some take tables in the front room, but many head toward the back dining room and take a stool at the dumpling bar, where a cook continuously forms and steams the dumplings (jiao-zi). Specialties include tea-smoked duck, green-onion pancakes, salt-and-pepper prawns. House-made noodles and steamed dumplings, authentic clay hot pot and crisp, battered and fried eggplant slices in sugar-vinegar-soy sauce are also offered.
Bland, boring, overly Westernized Chinese food.
I went to Snappy Dragon during its grand opening years ago. Never went back.
I was born in Taiwan, so I know what good Chinese food is supposed to taste like. Snappy Dragon isn't it.
Make sure you run a marathon afterwards!. Can you say "mass carbs?" Wow! It reminds me of the bright pink Chinese food I had as a child when authentic Asian restaurants were few and far between. Seattle now has a plethora of outstanding Mandarin, Cantonese and Szechwan restaurants. Judy Fu claims to serve Szechwan cuisine, but I'd say that claim is a stretch. For people who like high-carb, high-sodium, high-MSG, high-sugar, high-cholesterol, high-oil content food, this is your joint. They even mess up bbq pork--it's dry and tasteless with crappy mustard. Their specialty "dumplings" are solid globs of dough, void of flavor/contents and dripping in melted peanut butter with a few dried chilie flake thrown in for good measure. They have cocktails, but good luck getting one. The servers are young, unexperienced and generally unfamiliar with their product. Go to the International District and get the real thing.
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