Best of Philly 2004 Chinese
Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House
927 Race Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
This recent addition to the Chinatown scene is enlivened by the noodle-maker in the back, whose thwacks of dough signal the one trick the Noodle House has to offer. It's a good trick: The strings that leave the kitchen — of various thicknesses, but all firm and chewy — make their way into fragrant, gingery broths and a rustic-style "Hand-drawn noodle w. fried soy sauce" topped with ground pork.