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Little Village Noodle House

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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January 26, 2014

Little Village Noodle House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: JAI ($12.95) Delve into the exotic flavors of China at Little Village Noodle House on Smith Street, where the award-winning array of cuisine is welcomed by locals and tourists alike. Food enthusiasts from across the island flock to this rustic restaurant, in business for more than a…

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There’s No Way Around Onolicious Onions

Generally speaking, I like to keep a positive attitude about most things in life and tend to be a glass-half-full type of person. One of the things I use to fuel my positivity is the joy of culinary adventures, as they’re always a source of excitement in a world undeniably filled with ups and downs….

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November 10, 2013

Chinese Cuisine with a Dash of Local Flair

When restaurateurs Kenneth and Jennifer Chan opened Little Village Noodle House in 2001, their new venture was uncharted territory. They aimed to blend various types of Chinese cuisine, which they felt was something that was lacking in the market at the time. Plus, Chinatown was not the bustling place it is today. Despite any potential…

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September 15, 2013

A Perfect Trio of Signature Dishes

Little Village Noodle House is simply good Chinese food. Mixing northern, Cantonese and local flavors, owner David Chang has created a top-level Chinatown restaurant that features a menu filled with fresh and satisfying flavors for both meat lovers and vegetarians alike. But we’re here to talk about meat, so lets get started. We recommend trying…

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Go Bold with Fried Rice Flair

While a renovated kitchen equipped with top of the line appliances, including a double-door stainless steel refrigerator, a shiny stove of your dreams and a brand new microwave may be a fantasy for many, I have to say, all I need is a good old-fashioned wok to make me happy in the kitchen. Because we…

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