Foodology

Urban Belly: Pork Belly, Ramen, and Communal Tables

Diana Chan September 21, 2013 BBQ, Korean, Logan Square, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Thai, Three Beakers, Vietnamese

Urban Belly

When I was vacationing in Chicago, I went to visit Urbanbelly near Logan Square. They are also recipients of a Michelin Bib Gourmands Chicago award in 2010. It basically means they are a quality restaurant with affordable price.

They don’t take reservations, but on a weekday lunch hour, there was no wait.

Urban Belly

The counter is at the back, so you just line up and order. They have daily specials written on the wall.

Urban Belly

You can find the rest of the regular items on their menu. The prices are quite decent with nothing over $13.

Urban Belly

The interior is one large room with 4 communal tables. Better get cozy and meet some new friends.

Urban Belly

Asian Squash and Bacon Dumplings ($7) comes with 4 pieces of the steamed dumplings. It has a predominantly squash filling. It is topped with bacon bits, orange slices and other things. It was pretty good and has a nice balance between the sweet oranges and the savoury dumpling.

Urban Belly

Urbanbelly Ramen ($13) is made with a pho broth and has pork belly and shitake mushrooms. Its deep rich broth with layers of savoury flavours is quite delicious.

Urban Belly

Phat Rice ($9) is a fried rice dish that combined all the other rice dishes into one. There was short rib, pork belly, pineapple, scallions, pea shoots, and Thai basil. I chose this dish because I was pretty indecisive of what to order….so this was the best option. It was pretty good.

Urban Belly

Chinese Eggplant with Thai Basil came complimentary because we waited a long time for the Phat Rice. I loved the sauce that came with it.

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At the end of the meal, they give you some Ginger Candy to round out the experience.

Overall, the food was pretty good and I would come again. The food is a bit only and rich, but that means its extra delicious.

We Rate Urban Belly: 

Address:
3053 N California Ave
Chicago, IL

Website:
http://www.urbanbellychicago.com/

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.