131 N. 10th street, Philadelphia PA 19107, open 10-10 daily

From the first bowl of mild spicy, hand drawn seafood noodles I was hooked. This is a tiny restaurant at the corner of 10th street that has become for myself a biweekly ritual and to this day it has not disappointed. You can relax here, watch the noodles being made, being twisted and stripped from a big piece of dough, and you can feel totally at home at a place where the staff is friendly and recognizes returners ( I would know!).

Recommendation: MUST GO!

My favorite meal: crab rangoons and mild spicy seafood hand drawn noodle soup