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Here's Where To Get Christmas Dinner In Chinatown - And What To Eat

By Ed Komenda | December 21, 2015 6:32am | Updated on December 24, 2015 10:20am

CHINATOWN — If you end up experiencing a real life "A Christmas Story" catastrophe, and the neighbor's dogs run off with the turkey, the neighborhood has plenty of Chinese restaurants open on Christmas.

Here's a list of some of the Chinese restaurants in Chinatown open for the holidays:

Won Kow Restaurant

2237 S Wentworth Ave

(312) 842-7500

9 a.m.-midnight

Try the Chicken almond ding, a stir-fry chicken and vegetables cooked in butter with almond slivers ($8.50).

Joy Yee Noodle

2139 S. China Pl.

(312) 328-0001

11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

You can't go wrong with the spicy orange chicken ($10.95) or lo mein ($10.95).

MingHin Cuisine

2168 S. Archer Ave

(312) 808-1999

8 a.m.-2 a.m.

This Bib-Gourmand-awarded restaurant has it all. But if you’re feeling adventurous, you might explore the BBQ menu, where you’ll find deep fried pigeon ($16.95), Beijing Duck ($18.95) and BBQ Pork Rib ($13.95).

Emperor’s Choice

2238 S. Wentworth Ave.

(312) 225-8800

11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.

Here's where you might start with the Mandarin Shrimp Toast ($5.25), sample the Bar-B-Q Baby Back Ribs ($6.50) and end with the Kung Bao Beef ($11.25).

Three Happiness

209 W. Cermak Rd.

(312) 842-1964

Open 24 hours

This joint's got an extensive chop suey menu with all the classics — mushroom, chicken, shrimp and beef. Prices range from $5.25-$8.50, depending on your meat.

Phoenix Restaurant

2131 S. Archer Ave.

(312) 328-0848

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.–3 p.m., 4:30-9:30 p.m.

Try out the "Rich Man Fried Rice." The dish comes with fried rice, dried scallops, egg whites and vegetables for $13.95. If you're looking for something a little more fancy, there's the Hong Kong Steak With Brandy And Mushroom Sauce ($28.95).

Golden Bull

242 W Cermak Rd

(312) 808-1668

3 p.m.-1 a.m.

The Golden Bull offers a nice rice casserole menu, requiring a 30-minute advance notice. Options include traditional Chinese sausage ($8.95), quail ($11.95) and frog ($18.95).

Yan Bang Cai

228 W Cermak Rd.

(312) 842-7818

11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.

Yan Bang Cai features a menu stacked with recipes from Zigong City — also known as “Salt City” for its heavy brine trade. The Zigong menu sports spiced rabbit with chili pepper ($7.95), chicken with bamboo shoots ($12.95) and quick-fried seven-step duck ($12.95).

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