Sizzling Jasmine Rice Soup @ Little Chinatown
People who discover this fast-food restaurant turned into a Chinese place are invariably thrilled by it. The ducks and pork hanging in the glass warming case make a big statement visually, suggesting further adventures to come. This soup is perfect for the cold month. It’s a hot broth loaded with vegetables, with squares of puffed rice that sizzle if you add them immediately at the table. It’s a meal unto itself for six dollars.
Little Chinatown. Kenner: 3800 Williams Blvd. 504-252-9898.
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