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Monsoon Restaurant Review: Inspired by the heritage of its owners, Monsoon dishes up authentic Vietnamese cuisine crafted with Pacific Northwest ingredients. The elegant dining room features blond wood and stone surfaces, which tend to ramp up noise levels. Appetizer favorites include bo la lot (la lot leaves wrapped around flank steak and grilled); duck confit rolls with mustard greens, pineapple and nuoc cham; and grilled squid stuffed with duck, basil and jícama. Vegetarians will like the Asian eggplant in spicy coconut sauce; crispy vegan tofu with lemon grass, sweet onions and roasted shiitake mushrooms; and snap peas with lotus root and fresh woodear mushrooms. Meat eaters will go for the crispy drunken chicken and the grilled pork chop with lemon grass and mustard greens. Well-crafted desserts end the meal on a grace note. A short wine list is well-suited to the occasionally fiery flavors of the cuisine.