Chinese Fare With A TwistA La Carte Columns
November 20, 2016
Story By: Yu Shing Ting |
Since opening 15 years ago, Little Village Noodle House in Chinatown has evolved from a traditional Chinese restaurant to more of a Western-style Chinese eatery. For example, the restaurant uses a lot of ingredients you might not find in other Chinese eateries, such as portobello mushrooms and Brussels sprouts. However, there still are some classic Chinese dishes and local favorites on the menu.
Little Village also focuses on serving healthy dishes (the cooks do not use MSG), and providing the best service possible.
The restaurant boasts two private rooms that can comfortably sit 12 people each or combine to seat 24.
Little Village is offering a Thanksgiving Meal To-Go again this year (see sidebar for more), which can be pre-ordered on or before Nov. 22, and picked up after 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24). It also is offered as a half-portion meal ($74 plus $10 cutting fee, feeds two to three people) for dine-in customers only.
NOT YOUR TYPICAL TURKEY
For the second year in a row, Little Village is offering a unique Thanksgiving Meal To-Go featuring Chinese Chicken Salad, Roasted Turkey with Mochi Rice Stuffing, Barbecue Char Siu Pork Rib and Baked Yam Glazed with Coconut Milk ($148 set, feeds four to six people).
The meals sold so well last year that the restaurant decided to do it again this year, and is already receiving an “extraordinary” response. Described as more of an Asian Thanksgiving meal, it consists of some regular menu items, as well as new dishes created just for the occasion.
Little Village Noodle House
1113 Smith St., Chinatown
Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m-midnight