Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 15 Cheap Eats We Love in Chicago's Chinatown

[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger]

This one should have been easy. Of all the neighborhoods in Chicago, Chinatown should be the easiest place to track down great dishes under $10, right? I mean, isn't almost every dish a cheap eat? I figured that all I needed to do was recap my previous visits into one massive post and that would be it. But while most of the dishes I've written about in the area are undeniably affordable, a surprising number of them—including many of my absolute favorite—were over the limit.

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See, most are platters meant for sharing, and I toyed with the idea of adjusting each for the actual serving size. But rules are rules, plus that plan sounded like a lot of work. Sticking under the $10 mark also helped narrow the list down to the truly cheap, and I think it is better for it. These are the dishes to look for if you are really looking for a bargain.

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