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Little Village Noodle House

A Little Haven of Huge Flavor

When Oahu’s diners are in the mood for top-notch Chinese cuisine, they often head to renowned Little Village Noodle House on Smith Street. By the time their tummies are content, though, they leave the restaurant having enjoyed a completely comforting dining experience, filled with inspiring flavors and a welcoming atmosphere that far exceeded their expectations….

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Potstickers Worth a Pot of Gold

Let me dish to you, my OYK readers, about one food in particular: one that I rely on in times of sickness and health, times of ultimate hunger, and when in need of comfort and warmth. Right now, I have a case of congestion and the sniffles, and nothing beats the blues and kills hunger…

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February 15, 2015

‘Un-baa-lievable’ eats for Year of the Sheep

As this week’s Chinese New Year celebration ushers in the Year of the Sheep, Little Village Noodle House has created a special menu designed specifically to help diners get a fresh start in the lunar-calendar year. As proof to the saying that good things come in small packages, some of Hawaii’s best, award-winning Chinese cuisine…

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January 18, 2015

Shrimp to savor

As a signature staple offered at almost every Chinese restaurant, honey walnut shrimp is pretty ubiquitous. But if you haven’t tried the version at Little Village Noodle House in Chinatown, you’re missing out. “Honey Walnut Shrimp is a must-have dish here,”says restaurant owner and general manager David Chang. “We use quality shrimp — when you…

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December 21, 2014

Little Village Noodle House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL Garlic Butter Kauai Steamed Prawns ($18.95 regular price, $15.95 special price, available for a limited time only) Experience the exotic flavors of China in the heart of Chinatown at Little Village Noodle House, where the menu boasts authentic Northern-style Chinese cuisine with a local touch. Patrons love…

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November 30, 2014

Little Village’s evolving flavors

Little Village Noodle House, the side street Chinese restaurant, has a long and celebrated history of being a secret Chinatown gem. Underrated it is not — its bedecked walls boast various awards and recognition. This holiday season, Little Village continues its quest to update Chinese food to local palates with a special winter set menu…

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Asian-sensational Pancakes

You rise, they shine — “they,” as in pancakes, if there is any question about it. Now, we all know about my love affair with pancakes. Let me remind you about my epic MAC 24/7 pancake challenge experience. I mean, you have to love your hotcakes to even attempt to demolish four pounds of them…

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A Village Fit for Food Fanatics

It’s midday and the streets of Chinatown — usually flooded with all walks of life — are practically empty. This blanket of solitude is uncanny and surreal. Yet, it all makes sense, for just behind the glass doors of Little Village Noodle House on Smith Street is a spacious dining area flooded with patrons eager…

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Order’s Up in this House!

Way back in 1974, with just one suitcase in hand, $100 to their names and a determined dream, a young couple journeyed from China to Honolulu — and what was born from that humble beginning has grown into a now healthy and thriving Oahu eatery. After diligently saving for 10 years, Kenneth and Jennifer Chan…

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February 23, 2014

A Picture-perfect Dining Experience

In photography it’s called the decisive moment — that fraction of a second when the photographer squeezes the shutter and captures magic. Right then, a photograph is born. For a hungry person, stumbling into a restaurant in the midst of a full-on hypoglycemic stupor, arriving at the decisive moment of what to eat while goggling…

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