Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Inquirer Daily News
Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House
Address:
1022 Race St.
Philadelphia , PA 19107
215-923-1550
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Parking: Street and lot parking only.
Handicap access: Not wheelchair accessible.
Cuisine type: Chinese
Meals Served: Lunch - Mon. thru Sun. Dinner - Mon. thru Sun.
Style: Delicate nests of noodles are hand-spun to order almost magically from a single lump of dough for the superb soups and stir-fries at this first-rate Chinatown bargain, which moved recently to a more spacious, polished address after a decade winning fans in a no-frills nook. The larger kitchen allows for a wider menu with some unique cold salads and curried dumplings. But it's still those springy noodles - both the pulled strands and the irregularly shaved ribbons - that make this one of C-town's must-know destinations. Cash only.
Specialties: Chicken dumplings with curry and coconut; pork and chive dumplings; shredded kelp; crispy turnip; cold shredded potatoes; aromatic mixed platter (spicy pig ears, tendon, marinated beef); barbecue lamb stick; hand-drawn noodles or shaved noodles (with pork soy sauce, house special meatball soup, seafood noodle soup, roast duck soup, braised ox sparerib soup, or chicken chop noodle soup); wonton soup; clam stir-fried noodles; house special fried rice; snow pea tips.
Weekend noise: The sound of noodle-slurping is - a quiet 74 decibels! (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.)
Hours: Entire menu Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, until 10:30 p.m.
Reservations: Not available
Prices: $