Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Restaurant Review: Van Lang Cuisine
Every Christmas time, my girlfriend, Erin, and I hit up the stores on South University in Little Rock. Our typical route is Sam's Oriental, Harbor Freight Tools and Big Lots. You'd be surprised at all the inexpensive, funky awesome gifts you can find. We have another tradition too, and that's grabbing dinner at Van Lang Cuisine.
When we got there, we were the only people in the restaurant. I'm surprised this place doesn't get more business, because the food is good. The decor is dated, and the location might not be the best, but it's a little gem.
We ordered the spring rolls with tofu, which comes with a spicy chili sauce and peanut dressing. They're filled with a slice of tofu and lettuce. They're not the best spring rolls I've ever had (hello Thai Steak House in Ozark), but they're tasty, and the peanut sauce is good.
Erin is a vegetarian, and she's also amazing and pregnant. So, at the moment, she's not having such a good time with things like onions, broccoli and cabbage. We ordered two veggie dishes to share, but she focused on the noodles and I focused on eating all of her broccoli.
Their dishes are a lot of food, and we finished off most of what we ordered. She ordered the combination rice noodles, and I ordered the vegetable delight, which came with white rice. Both had big slabs of tofu on top. The vegetables were crunchy and fresh, and the sauces were salty and flavorful.
If you are in the mood for some flavorful, tasty Korean food, definitely check out Van Lang's. The prices are really reasonable, and you get a large amount of food. I have asked them to make me a tofu banh mi before as well, and it was very tasty. I need to go back and try some of the soups on their menu.