What I don't get is how anyone cannot love this place! Being in Chicago on biz, Being a LTH virgin, I suggested to my brother, Revrend Andy, that we go to Chinatown so that I could finally experience LTH. Andy invited Gwiv to join us as an added bonus.
Andy and I arrived early and were promptly seated at a choice table. Suddenly, the up-to-then noisy room became silent and all heads turned towards the door. The bustling wait staff immediately came to a halt with their heads slightly bowed in reverence as the LTH Ultima, the maven, the big fourth happiness himself strode into the restaurant. Gwiv had arrived! And he brought an ample supply of his special, secret chile sauce to serve as an accompaniment to our meal.
We began with appetizers:
Salt & pepper shrimp that were heavenly.
clams over crispy noodles -sorry I don't know the official names of these items. We almost needed a separate table due to the size of this "appetizer."
Wilted, sour vegetables and squid.
Only two "main courses" were ordered:
Chow Fun, extra crispy noodles, with duck and barbequed pork. Absolutely outstanding - a stellar dish.
Crispy skin half chicken.
During dinner, Gary regaled us with his adventures in Seattle, Vancouver and Alaska, fighting off wild animals and even wilder relatives. All in all, this was a terrific night and I now can be added to the minions (except 1) singing the praises of Little Three Happiness.
Note. I discovered that the official name, as indicated by the overhead sign of Little Three Happiness is just Three Happiness. This, contrasts with the official name of the restaurant across the street on the corner which is Three Happiness. Do not be misled.