After reading the other reviews on this restaurant from other city search members I decided to try it for myself. Working in Downtown Chinatown for the past three years I had been quite spoiled with the wide selection of Chineese restaurants it had to offer. One of my favorites being Little Village. The atmosphere was rather typical, ornate, lots of good luck cat statues and twirly baby bamboo plants with tastles. But after being greeted with big smiles and a warm reception my thoughts shifted. We sat promtly without reservations and gawked at the huge selection of dishes. We opted for my standard favorites (although not traditional) walnut prawns, and orange and honey chicken. The friendly waitress was quick effecient yet unrushed (not glazed over, blunt or harsh at all). When the first dish came we were amazed by the huge size of the prawns. After the first bite I knew the fact that they didn't drown the prawns in the cream sauce would perfectly compliment the candied walnuts, and not over-power an already rich dish. The balance was perfect! Our second dish was reminicient of other orange chicken dishes, however the chicken medallion pieces were not soggy like so many times before. One simple yet enormous difference was that they topped off the dish with delicately supremed orange slices. The fresh fruit with the rich orange honey sauce and crisp chicken pieces lightened and brightened the dish delicate flavor. Normally after a Chineese dinner dessert is quite boring and is to be skipped. They had an impressive dessert selection and not just for a Chineese restaurant. I wanted to order the mochi ball in ginger soup however the waitress saddly informed me it would take 15 minutes. So i chose the tapioca in coconut milk instead. I was shocked to find it topped with a beautiful swirl of fruit glaze, fresh fruit slices and a ball of lychee sorbet! I had Little Village in mind when going in, but realized that this restaurant stands alone when we left!
Pros: unique chineese food