Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House
927 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The three best things about this place? The prices (cheap, though cash-only), the speed (like lightning), and the gigantic platters full of various sliced animal parts. Sure, the broths and hand-shaved noodles are good (particularly the oxtail), but what’s even better is a huge platter heaped with cold pig’s ear, beef tendon and sliced meats—the Chinatown charcuterie tray, as served by Nan Zhou. The kitchen’s handling of these unattractive bits of critter is admirably simple, leaving smart regulars (like us) free to drench everything in the vinegar and chili oil available at every table.
Best of Philly 2004 Chinese
This recent addition to the Chinatown scene is enlivened by the noodle-maker in the back, whose thwacks of dough signal the one trick...
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