Simple Recipes, Big Flavors

A La Carte Columns

December 29, 2015

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |

As daily crowds of diners can attest, Little Village Noodle House is the cornerstone of Chinese fare in Chinatown.

The restaurant’s approach to simplistic cooking, with minimal ingredients and seasoning, provides a healthier option for tasty food that’s especially welcome in the midst of the tempting sweets and treats of the holiday season.

Although recipes are kept straightforward, Little Village’s menu definitely is not lacking in flavor.

With more than 14 years of experience dishing out clean-tasting fare to a wide variety of customers, the eatery still is surprising guests with original menu selections they normally wouldn’t find in a Chinese restaurant. After one meal at the Chinatown staple, it will be evident that Little Village is far from typical — in the best way possible.


Managing partner David Chang presents Brussels Sprouts Portobello Mushroom Garlic Stir Fry ($12.95), Little Village Noodle House’s newest creation.

Halved Brussels sprouts are mixed with large chunks of meaty portobello mushroom, both of which are coated with a light sauce. Chang says the dish is stir-fried in a hot wok with soup stock, fresh garlic and salt and pepper.

Using fresh ingredients and proper cooking methods propel this dish to unforeseen realms of deliciousness, as well as keeps Little Village at the forefront of all great Chinese cuisine.

Little Village Noodle House

1113 Smith St., Chinatown
Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

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