'Little' Three Happiness holds a special place in my life, birthday celebrations, recurring request from visiting friends and family, conversation filled lunches, quiet dinner with my wife, jovial multi-course dinner extravaganzas, even the occasional 3am late night meal. Its one of the places I am happiest in life, my sunshine filled sandy beach in Fiji.
Over the years I have developed favorites, 'L'TH must haves if you will.
- -Shrimp Toast, culinary cliche, sure, but I love the stuff and LTH makes a particularly good version.
- Pan fried rice noodle with roast duck and BBQ pork, light sauce, extra crisp noodle roast duck succulent fragrant with 5-spice, pork perfect compliment to duck.
- Salt and pepper shrimp, shell/head-on with ginger, scallion and jalapeno. Shell and head are crunchy, edible and delicious.
-Dry stir-fried crab with ginger and scallion, meaty blue crab stir fried with ginger, scallion and hot peppers. Bonus points when crab backs are filled with lovely red roe.
-Crispy skin chicken, with cilantro, lemon wedges and a Sichuan pepper salt mix for dredging. This is incredible chicken, no breading, very crisp skin, with a juicy flavorful interior.
-Ong Choi stir fried with Fu Ye (Water spinach stir fried with fermented tofu) Fermented tofu funk counterpoint to greens.
- Clams Evil Ronnie Style, Clams with black bean sauce, light sauce, extra jalapeno, resting on a bed of crisp thin noodle. Named after and invented by our very own Evil Ronnie.
'Little' Three Happiness, the namesake of LTHForum, may just be the perfect restaurant,* long hours, open 20+ hour a day, moderate prices, friendly, in a reserved fashion, delicious well prepared food that has brought me to their table more times than I can count. I strongly support GNR renewal.
*I just can't help but slip into hyperbole when talking about 'Little' Three Happiness.
Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without. Low & Slow