"Serve Magic Flavors!"
At "Magic Flavors" we believe in strong distinct flavors and well spiced food. Our goal is to make you say "wow" when you first experience the explosion of flavors.
Everybody has their favorite flavors, which means not every product may be for you. That is great, because only that way can we offer such strong and distinct flavors. So no all-round mediocre flavors here, just Magic Flavors!
We believe that you should be able to taste individual ingredients. Spices, on the other hand, should blend into the dish for complex tastes, without standing out individually. With strong flavors, that is sometimes difficult to achieve but we do try.
Our goal is to bring you the best "Bites of the World": the most popular items and gourmet baked goods from around the world. Yes, sometimes we add our own twist on a recipe, a Chef's prerogative. Mostly, we want them to be original, yet adjusted for the local custom. We hope the flavors are.. well... Magic to you!
If you order something you don't really like, let us know and perhaps we can offer you another item. We want you to enjoy Magic Flavors!
If you have suggestions, we welcome feedback! Thank You!
"East Meets West"
Proprietors Didi & Val come from very different sides of the world. Chinese-born Didi grew up next to the province of Szechuan, known for some of the most flavorful (and very hot!) food in the world. China is such a vast country with many different styles of cooking, from Szechuan to Cantonese, and from Shanghainese to Mongolian. As that "Middle Empire" expanded and contracted, it also mixed flavors from India, and the Southeast Asian countries of Laos, Vietnam and Thailand into its cuisine.
Austrian-born Val learned the Austrian-Hungarian Empires' Viennese cooking while growing up. For 500 years, cooks and bakers brought their best recipes to king, the compilation of which are now known as the Viennese Cook Book. His German-born mom was the daughter of a long line of baker masters, so both baking and cooking is in his blood. These were the standards set in his family's cooking. Frequent mountaineering trips to Italy also made Val appreciate Italian-style Pizza and of course Gelato & Sorbetto.
Didi and Val met in China, got married in Austria, and now live in Seattle. Between them, they have traveled to over 50 counties in the world. They have lived in Europe, China, and America, and they have gotten to know and like many different flavors. So now Didi and Val like to cook and eat all "Bites of the World", often enjoying potlucks and dinners with their very international friends.
"Can you keep a Secret?" "So can we!"
The short answer is "It's Magic!"
At "Magic Flavors", it of course starts with our own recipes. Through many years of testing and experimenting, countless trials and error, travels to far away places around the globe, we believe we now have very nicely and well flavored recipes.
Next, we cook & bake most things from scratch, using fresh or flash frozen ingredients whenever possible. When we try to use bought sauces or spice mixes, they are seldom good enough for us. We add and fine tune the flavors, to make the Magic Flavors.
We bake products in-house at our store in Kent, with carefully vetted partners supplying more of our products and ingredients produced to our recipe requirements and meeting our exacting standards.
Thank You and Enjoy!