Chinese Fixings Please In DowntownA La Carte
May 20, 2018
Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: File photos
By Jack Danilewicz
Before you wade into a meal at Little Village Noodle House, you’re most assuredly already feeling the vibe that runs through the place. A relaxed air prevails inside. That was plainly by design when David Chang and partners Jennifer and Kenneth Chan opened the restaurant in 2001.
Seventeen years later, in addition to being known for its family-friendly atmosphere, the award-winning restaurant continues to be heralded for its Northern Chinese cuisine.
You can add to the mix the accessibility of Little Village Noodle House’s food, which can be ordered online for takeout — ideal for those who don’t have the time to dine inside the restaurant. Little Village’s fare also is a popular choice for those catering events. You’ll find the eatery at 1113 Smith St. in Chinatown.
Little Village Noodle House’s Orange Chicken ($11.25) has seen its popularity multiply recently, according to partner David Chang. Crispy, fried boneless chicken combines with a homemade sweet and tangy orange sauce to make this dish live up to its lofty reputation. Honey Walnut Shrimp ($18.50), featuring a substantial amount of shrimp mixed with a garlic and cream sauce, and topped by crispy honey walnuts, also has long been acclaimed. For an appetizer, there’s Little Village’s Hot & Sour Soup ($10.50) to consider, as well as Chang’s favorite, Chicken Pot Stickers ($5.50). Pork Pot Stickers also come at the same price.