I will be visiting Chicago from Boston next week and am looking for ideas for lunches on Monday and Tuesday. I was thinking of going to Chinatown at least one of those days, since it's convenient from where I'm staying and I've never been.
Other meals planned for this vacation are going to be heavy and meaty, so I'd like something with lots of vegetables (though not necessarily vegetarian). I'll be eating by myself and won't have a chance to eat leftovers, so a single dish that has both protein and vegetables would be ideal, though I'd be open to getting some dumplings or char siu bao (which I love) and a vegetable side. A roasted meat and vegetable rice plate might be ideal for avoiding leftovers.
I'm not yet a fan of kim chi and other fermented items (working on it) and I don't like potatoes or water spinach very much. Otherwise I'm pretty much open to anything. I love spicy food, eggplant, green beans, leafy greens, tofu, meats (not so much pig intestine or tripe, but I do like tendon).
I've searched the board and read lots of threads and was thinking maybe Double Li or Sun Wah or Lao Sze Chuan would be good, but specific dish recommendations would be great.
Thanks very much!
Lao Sze Chuan
2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
228 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL 60616