China Village vs. China Chili: Wor Wonton Soup
Natalie Miranda Wor won ton soup at China Village.
With just a few weeks to go of acceptable soup weather, we've had a hankering for wor wonton. Both China Village and China Chili serve commendable wor wonton soup, so we decided to put them to the test and see whose bowl is best.
In this corner: China Village
The Setup: Furniture from the '70s, wood-paneled walls and Chinese art fill up the restaurant and add to the character. So does the staff -- quick to guests and offer a joke or two. The menu offers guests Chinese selections of Hunan, Mandarin, and Szechuan cuisine.
The Good: The wor wonton soup comes in a flavorful chicken broth full of lettuce, carrots, and scallions, giving a bit of crunch to balance the tender wontons. Chicken, beef and shrimp also accompany the dish, giving it something more to savor. Unlike other wor wonton soups, China Village does not hold back on the quantity of wontons, so you're not left with a bowl full of broth and vegetables.
The Bad: The pork inside the wontons lacked any flavor, so even though the soup was full of other extras, most of the flavor came from the broth.