Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House may offer its namesake noodle to the masses today, but in its earliest incarnation, the noodle was only served to special company. More than 160 years ago, the Nan Zhou pulled noodle filled the dishes of honored guests in China. Nomadic people living in the northwest part of the country, not far from the city of Nan Zhou, dished it out whenever someone of high status came to visit. It swam in a clear broth that was surprisingly flavorful and fragrant, mingling with fresh veggies. That's just how chefs at Philadelphia's Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House recreate the dish for diners today.
Located not far from Meetinghouse, the eatery pays homage to classic Chinese cuisine in every steaming bowl of soup. Whether you like meat, seafood, or straight veggies, there's a soup on the menu that will suit you. Staunch carnivores can order their noodles with beef or chicken, whereas lovers of seafood can try the shrimp or clam soups. Egg and vegetable noodle soup, on the other hand, caters to plant-eaters.
Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House
1022 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107