Revisiting the Soy House: 414 Bakerview Road, still one of Bellingham's Best Places!

I will admit I get attached to restaurants. I have my favorites and I tend to rely on them, to become emotionally involved in a way, to maybe even get a little . . . a little dependent. Yes, I have my favorites and I would be lying if I said that I wouldn't be more than a bit disappointed if they were to change from being something I loved into something different than what I thought they were.

Luckily, with the Soy House, there is no reason for me to ever be afraid or insecure--the only thing that changes about the Soy House is that it gets better and better. And when you consider that they started out perfect, that is really saying something. The Soy House is my absolute favorite in terms of consistency, kindness, and phenomenal food. I had not been there in a long time and then this past New Year's Day, my husband, mother-in-law, and I got a craving for the place and decided that having an early dinner there would be a perfect way to kick off the New Year!

Their menu was different than the last time we were there and not only was it even more visually appealing, there were even more options than before. Now you may remember that I am a huge fan of the Banh Xeo, which is what I usually get and always love, but this time I decided to try something different and ordered the garlic tofu dish while my husband ordered a vegan version of the Pho with tofu.

Do you ever have one of those meals that is so absolutely satisfying and delicious that it simply wipes out and replaces the memory of every bad meal or disappointing dish you have ever eaten? This dish was so amazing that I was temporarily transported into a world where all food is always wonderful, fresh, flavorful and makes you feel good and happy. While eating I had visions of how the world should always be and taste and feel.

My husband who has a thing for Pho was also overjoyed to find a meat-free version that he absolutely loved of one of his favorite dishes. I had a taste of his as well and agreed it was fabulous. We ate until our hearts' content and still had leftovers to take home and happily enjoy later. As usual, the atmosphere was wonderful, the people friendly, and the dining experience relaxing and perfect. The Soy House is a place I can let myself fall in love with over and over again without fear of having my heart broken later. It is deserving of all the good things people say about it. If you are reading this post and have still for some unknown reason never been to the Soy House, you simply must go. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.