Instead of sushi, Tony Kammaty, the owner of Nori Sushi, recently turned to Asian street food, and most Chicagoans are probably glad he did! Four Belly offers a wide range of cheap, down to earth snacks and dishes that you'd find on the streets all over Eastern Asia.
The restaurant itself is friendly and inviting with a giant happy Buddha painted on the wall. It's the perfect setting for a casual date or a get together amongst friends. If you want it to be a bit more romantic, go during sunset and sit by the window, but by no means should you order the fried caterpillars (unless you want to gross out your date or perhaps show off...).
The flavors in the food is seriously intense, especially when it comes to the spice in the pok pok salad, which had my taste buds spinning until I downed an entire jar of sweet and creamy Thai iced tea. Some of the ingredient combinations seem a bit experimental, but everything on the menu is a fascinating roller coaster that will take you on a more sanitary tour of Asian streets.
And they are BYOB!