Last night I had the great pleasure of attending a dinner held at the Seven Stars Pepper Szechwan Restaurant at 1207 S, Jackson St. in Seattle's International District. The owner Ms. Li Hong, the mother of Ms. China Town winner Ni Jiang, hosted the dinner. My wife and I have been friends with the family for many years (they were friends even in China), and I've known Ni since she was just eleven years old.
Two weeks ago in San Francisco, Ni made us all very proud when she went there representing Seattle's own Chinese community, and she walked away with the crown with ease.
Ni Jiang is currently enrolled at the University of Washington and will now be competing in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant one year from now. We're very proud of the little girl that grew into a beautiful woman, with poise, dignity, and honor.
Next time you find yourself in the international district, I can personally assure you will not find more authentic Chinese food than the Seven Stars Pepper Restaurant. You may even get to meet Ms. China Town USA.