BITES ON A BUDGET is a toothsome and tasty series where members of the OC family forage for great food––under $10!
On this fine afternoon, I made my way down Mott Street, through the tangle of Chinatown streets, to Noodle Village. One would think that on a hot summer's day, steaming bowls of soup and noodles would be low on the lunch totem, but I was proven wrong upon entering the packed and bustling restaurant.
My friend and fellow noodle enthusiast Taj joined me for lunch. My hot pot vegetable dumplings with complementary miso soup came out to a cool $6.47, while her chicken lo mein and vegetable spring rolls capped off at $9. The dumplings were seared to perfection on the outside, and soft and stuffed with crunchy veggies on the inside––the ultimate marriage of textures. Taj's spring rolls were piping hot and super crunchy, served with a sweet and spicy sauce on the side. The lo mein was not your everyday fried variety, but rather a fluffy steamed flat noodle with fresh chicken and crunchy bok choi, blanketed in savory sauce.
All in all, we left with zero room in our stomachs and yet plenty of leftovers.
13 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013 MAP