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Little Village Noodle House

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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Stick By for What’s Cooking

The joys of Northern Chinese food are many. Bold, clean flavors are simply prepared and wonderfully presented to look as good as they taste. Such flavors are what earned the Asian nation’s cuisine the honorary title of “America’s ethnic food,” at least according to some barely remembered Food Network program. It does makes sense. Chinese…

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A Village Run on Big Flavors

Tucked away in the heart of Chinatown is a place of solitude, where the palate becomes one with authentic Chinese cuisine beyond compare. Here, at Little Village Noodle House on Smith Street, patrons are welcome into a rustic, open atmosphere that is an escape from the bustling city life just outside the doors. The sound…

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Little Village Noodle House

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: HOT AND SOUR SOUP ($8.50) Little Village Noodle House stands out among Chinatown restaurants for its modern take on Chinese fare presented in a fun, upscale setting. While the eatery has been located on Smith Street for 12 years, owner and chef Kenneth Chan brings more than…

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