Special Braised Beef Noodle Soup @ PHP 145
Just like Po of Kung Fu Panda, I love noodles. Nothing beats sipping hot broth paired with freshly pulled noodles. This is comfort food for me, especially during rainy days. I’ve discovered a new favorite noodles place which is Kanzhu Hand Pulled Noodles located in J. Abad Santos Street in San Juan. This street is home to my favorite comfort food places: Chicken Charlie and Serenitea.
This restaurant was previously known as Beijing Hand Pulled Noodles, a place where I have always been curious of but never had the chance to try. Many say that with its new name now, the taste is better and there are more variation in the menu.
Of course, I ordered the specialty of the house “Special Braised Beef Noodle Soup” which I love. The broth is really tasty and I love the noodles! It has a hefty amount of tender braised beef.
Mixed Seafood Dry Noodles @ Php 135
There are 3 ways in which you can enjoy noodles in Kanzhu: with soup, dry or fried. The Mixed Seafood Dry Noodles is my favorite. Please don’t expect this to be super dry (like other restaurants). 🙂
Century Egg @ PHP 80
What I liked about Kanzhu is that their prices are so affordable, our Php 1000 can go a long, long way for a couple who likes to food trip. Because we’re so psyched about Kanzhu, we brought in our foodie friends a few days after our first taste of Kanzhu. And because of Kanzhu, the 700 Club was born. Kanzhu has now become so far, our favorite noodle place.
We tried other bits and pieces in the menu such as the Century Egg and some dumplings. I am a Kutchay Dumplings fan and so I ordered their Pork and Chive Dumplings. My benchmark for Kutchay Dumplings is Dong Bei so my judgement to Kanzhu’s version is…. it’s on the third spot. My second favorite Kutchay Dumplings is from Mien San. kanzhu’s is not bad at all.
Lamb Dumplings (@Php 120 per order) and Pork and Chive Dumplings (@Php 80 order)
Another interesting in Kanzhu is the Lamb Dumplings. Well, I haven’t tasted anything like this before so we gave it a shot. I thought that lamb on a dumpling form is weird. Thinking about it is weird but it’s just tastes like lamb only in a dumpling form. Good job on this one!
On our third visit, we decided to try non-noodle dishes. We had the Tomato Egg Dish for our breakfast. It may just look like your typical egg omelet, but it was surprisingly delicious!
Here is another interesting food in Kanzhu – Chinese Olive Fried Rice. At first, I was expected that this was the typical Yang Chow Fried Rice wherein the rice is more dominant than the vegetables but merely it was the opposite. This fried rice is packed with vegetables, which is very healthy! The olives give a salty flavor in the entire dish. I never knew that olives can be made into like this. Very yummy!
Kanzhu Hand Pulled Noodles
G/F Citiplace Bldg., 8001 J. Abad Santos St., San Juan
477-7919 / 748-7910
G/F Prince Jun Condominium, 42 Timog Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila
782-1285 / 709-4168