Over the course of Winter Break, I had the exciting opportunity to visit one of my favorite places in the city of Chicago: Chinatown. I went there to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and it ended up being one of my best experiences of the last few months. For starters, we went to this place that I had never heard of before: Noodle Creations, located on Archer Ave.
Noodle Creations is an interesting place. The decor of the restaurant is very nice: there are both large circular and rectangular tables, surrounded by tall glass windows that peek over the view of large buildings in Chinatown across the street. When I went there with my friends, we sat at a large table that had a spinning dish. I've noticed that this is a common feature of many Chinatown restaurants: it allows for food to be rotated around the table so no one has to reach over one another. I thought this was pretty cool; it saved a lot of time and effort.
Noodle Creations also features a plethora of cool dishes. When I was there, I ordered the Chicken Curry Noodles. They were a 10/10, as expected. I've never had Curry before, but this dish was good. The Curry Noodles consisted of two boiled eggs, marinated in a well seasoned broth, along with noodles and sliced pieces of chicken. It was served in a well sized bowl. It was so big that I didn't notice there was second level to the bowl (a to go box was needed, obviously). My only gripe with the meal is that I needed A LOT of salt and pepper to season it. It was a really dry, soupy dish without the extra seasoning.
My friends also had some pretty good dishes. The dumplings were good. There were pork and chicken dumplings, but the chicken were overwhelmingly delicious. The restaurant is located in Canva Plaza, so it's a direct walk to the actual Chinatown. There, you can see amazing scenery and historic monuments that showcase the beauty of Chinatown.