DanDan Revamps The Taiwanese Side Of Their Menu


Photo courtesy of DanDan

Photo courtesy of DanDan

When DanDan first opened, they brought to the game a kind of sleek, sexy and modern version of the Szechuan cuisine Philly loves, then jazzed up the board with a sharp hit of Taiwanese flavors and specialties. And since switching the lights on last year on 16th Street, the menu has not changed all that much.

Until now.

Recently, the crew decided to shake things up a little bit, and have added a few new dishes–keeping the Szechuan, sure, but now doubling-down on the Taiwanese influences. By the numbers, the two new favorites on the menu are the zha jiang noodles with sweet bean paste, pork, shrimp and grilled octopus, and the Tainan-style sticky rice with pork.

It’s not a huge change, but I really liked the place when I reviewed it back in November, and the addition of even more authentic Taiwanese plates can only make the place better and more interesting. The sticky rice in particular (see below) looks seriously good. Looks like I’m going to have to find some time to get back to DanDan again.

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You can check out the full new menu below.

DanDan’s New Menu (PDF)
We Come To Eat Fire: DanDan Reviewed [f8b8z]