This is definitely one of the places I go when I want comfort food - you know, when I'm feeling a bit lazy, I'm not dressed to impress, and I also don't want to spend that much money. Basically when it's late at night and all I want is good Chinese food. Luckily, Chinatown is a 10 minute bus ride from my boyfriend's apartment, and the bus stop is right outside his place.
Noodle Village is my go-to place in Chinatown. I'm always down for lo mein. For starters, I'll give you a little bit of my background. I'm half Cantonese, half Taiwanese. The Canto side of me is ALL ABOUT THE LO MEIN. Lo mein is egg noodle. My dad loves this stuff, and naturally, I caught onto this love for lo mein too. It's a basic canto staple and used in different dishes, most commonly used in wonton soup noodle. Moving onto the dishes pictured above-- the Steamed Rice Noodles is a great appetizer to start out with. Mixing soy sauce and peanut butter sauce might sound odd, but believe me - it's just the right amount of sweet and salty to go with the bland rice noodle, giving it the perfect flavor! The Seasonal Vegetable Lo Mein is simply egg noodle and gai lan (a common type of vegetable in Cantonese dishes). It looks plain, but I add a lot of condiments (not pictured here). I add a lot of red vinegar, and a bunch of hot sauce. OH MY! I'm drooling just thinking about it!
And the best part is, IT'S SO CHEAP!! GOOD, CHEAP FOOD!! GOTTA LOVE IT!!!