Meals are theatrical events at this Chinese noodle shop, where part of the fun is watching the chefs behind the counter whipping up fresh noodles. Chunks of dough are chopped, then dramatically stretched, wound, and flung to become long tendrils that end up in a wok or pot—and then in your soup bowl, with spicy pork or beef broth meat and vegetables. It’s a great place to take a date and a great value too: most dishes cost around $10. (The “show” is free.)
Insider Tip: Couples should order one plate/bowl of noodles and several small appetizers to share—it’s plenty.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.