Oodles of Noodles
Every now and then my body speaks to me sternly: “I need some Chinese carry out,” it says.
“I’ll eat it at a restaurant or tossed together in your wok—but I prefer to go out.” My better self argues back, that it’s 100 degree in the shade. Leftovers would be more logical, I say.
My body pouts. I give in. Hmm. . . that was easy.
Most often I make a run to Corner 17, that’s located near my condo, has a vast menu, and even an amusing “sideshow” of the Noodle Man, pounding and pulling dough into handmade noodles.
The Noodle Ballet
Food bloggers overuse the word authentic, but I trot it out here, because it truly fits. Too much Chinese cuisine has been Americanized. But the aromas and tastes at Corner 17 remind me of those I enjoyed when I visited China for two weeks in the 80s.
Colorful and Flavorful
Corner 17 Chinese Restaurant: 6623 Delmar Blvd. in the Loop. Open: Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11a-9p. Fri and Sat, 11a-10p. Menu.