Take Me OutPilsen
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Karen Lim, a former schoolteacher and part of the family behind Albany Park's Great Sea Chinese Restaurant, runs this cute, mostly carryout quick-serve Chinese spot in Pilsen. The contemporary storefront features tin ceilings, aluminum chairs, wooden tables with stainless steel posts and a colored vinyl banquette, plus a few Asian lanterns and adorable artwork. The menu lists selections such as egg rolls, crab Rangoon, fried shrimp, spicy noodle soup, a beef bowl, shrimp fried rice, and absolutely addictive chicken wings, which are the star of the show. Although Lim calls her wings "little hotties," these are the same style as the Great Sea's, with the familiar kicky sauce.