Hand-Pulled Noodles at Kanzhu

Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles Restaurant

J. Abad Santos street in San Juan City has revolutionized the term "street ". The cramped street is filled with restaurants with varied choices. One restaurant that's been frequented by local residents is Kanzhu; famous for serving hand-pulled noodles or La mien and other Chinese dishes.

The continuous heavy down pour made me crave for a piping hot bowl of noodles. The other reason for the craving was watching Kung Fu Panda that afternoon. What? It's a good movie. Not just for kids yah know. Anyway, all the noodle talk Mr. Ping did further intensified my yearning for noodles. Husband and I immediately went to Kanzhu after the movie's over.

Kanzhu has been in operation for a year now, replacing a previous restaurant with the same specialty. The focal point of the entire place is a glassed-in work area where one can view the noodles being made.

Sweet peanuts sprinkled with sesame seed

You'll be given a complimentary bowl of Sweet Sesame Peanuts. It's a favorite of mine and our youngest as well. They sell them by the bottle for PhP 120.

Bowl of soup

Along with the peanuts, they also give complimentary soup. 

Pork and Chive Dumpling Noodle Soup

We ordered the Pork and Chive Dumpling Noodle Soup. The light pastry casing of the pork and chive dumpling is soft and smooth. The subtle taste of chives did not overpower the pork. The filling was seasoned well and tasted really good! The soup was very aromatic but a bit bland for my taste so I add in a few drops of soy sauce or the dumpling dipping sauce (a concoction of soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger) it comes with.

The fresh taste of the hand-pulled noodles made all the difference to an otherwise simple dish. The noodles had the right kind of softness when bitten, chewy, and truly delicious!  

Pork and Chive Dumpling in Dipping Sauce

Another hit on the menu is the Wok Fried Fragrant Chicken. The aroma of the dish delivered on its promise. The tastes is quite similar to Kung Pao Chicken, but better. The sauce had the perfect mix of sweet and spicy which made the tender chicken and eggplant bursting with all the good flavors!  This one is a real must-try!

Wok Fried Fragrant Chicken

I told my husband that I would not eat too much fried rice because I'm trying to tone down my carb intake. Emphasis on the word trying. A few chopsticks full of their Chinese Sausage Fried Rice and my taste buds went on overdrive! It was heavily packed with zing (not MSG ridden)! By the end of the meal, I told my husband, "I'll lessen my carb intake starting tomorrow!". I got a quick pffft from him in rebut. 

Chinese Sausage Fried Rice

Kanzhu is a win-win restaurant. You get good food at a great price! Add to that fact is their good service. It's one of those restaurants where you don't feel like you've been robbed at the end of the meal. Like I said, win-win!

Quality: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Ambiance: 2/5
Cleanliness: 3/5

Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles
G/F Citiplace Bldg., J. Abad Santos St.
San Juan, Metro Manila
(02) 477-7919
Facebook: Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles

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