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Chicago: Double Happiness

I peaced out early from the Saturday naturalization workshop part of the Chicago conference so that I could spend most of the day with CK.  And of course, spending time with CK inevitably meant eating.  A lot of eating.

First, we braved the pouring rain to make it to Double Happiness:


Given the rain and the late lunch hour, it wasn't surprising that we were the only ones there:


Gotta love the basic d├ęcor.  That's always a sign of good things to come.

We started off with a you tiao or as Double Happiness called it, a Chinese long john ($1.25):


Definitely a solid you tiao.  Freshly fried and not too greasy.  It was delicious to eat just on its own.

But what CK really wanted me to experience was the assorted mixed noodle soup ($8.50):


Copying CK, I asked for the soup on the side.  Which meant we could doctor the noodles with all the condiments we wanted, from fish sauce to vinegar, from sugar to peanuts:


It's a bit tricky to find the perfect balance of condiments, but I think…

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