Best of Philly

2013 Counter Dining

Cheu Noodle Bar

Cheu is an ongoing experiment in pushing the boundaries of Asian-inflected transnational cuisines. And the best way to find yourself right in the middle of the noodle-and-dumpling-and-scrapple whirlwind is to slide into one of the counter seats at this small, graffiti-tagged space, order broadly, and watch chef Ben Puchowitz work like a mad scientist in his wide-open kitchen.

255 South 10th Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19107; 267-639-4136;