Noodle Village is one of our go-to sources for simple wonton noodle soups, but the surprisingly expansive menu rewards digging deeper. Take a look and you'll find a couple dozen soup, noodle, and dumpling options, several beyond what you'll find elsewhere in Chinatown.
If you get this shrimp wonton soup ($4.95) for takeout, they'll make the extra effort to package the generous portion of noodles separately. It's a good call, because it helps them retain their springy bite and prevents the wontons from overcooking in the hot broth.
While the wontons weren't the most exciting part--whole tiny shrimp in a thin wrapper--the crispy fish skin was a revelation: not really fishy as much as salty and crunchy, almost like a fish crouton.
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We tried not to write about Noodle Village once again, but hey, sometimes you have to give Chinatown's best wonton soup slinger its due. But this time we're not talking about wontons or soup, but rather noodles with a sweet meat sauce poetically called Pork in Hot Spicy Sauce Lo Mein.