Cold weather is right around the corner, which means that cold sandwiches and salads are out and hearty soups and warm noodles are in. Next time you’re looking to try something new, try these six comforting dishes located around the city.
Looking for something to warm you up? Terakawa's traditional Japanese ramen originates from the Kumamoto region of Japan, and brings authentic Kyushu style noodle soup to Center City. The restaurant takes the dish so seriously, in fact, that their broths take about two days to make. 204 N 9th St., 267.687.1355
Located in University City, this all-day dim sum restaurant serves up some of the best noodles in town. Try their Beef Ho Fun with hand drawn flat rice noodles in a stir fry with bean sprouts, scallion, egg, sliced beef and a homemade brown sauce. 3939 Chestnut St., 215.921.5377
Hiro, named after a Japanese character meaning “to inquire” or “to look for,” first opened in 2011 due to a lack of authentic Japanese food in the area. Five years later, the restaurant has an array of ramen options and flavors made with ingredients like 36-hour simmered Berkshire pork. Owner Daniel Zhao, however, recommends trying the house favorite: chicken soy ramen. 1102 Chestnut St., 215.626.5172
If you’re looking for a less traditional and more modern atmosphere, stop into Cheu Noodle Bar where guests are surrounded by graffiti-covered walls while dining on classic Asian noodle dishes. With their newest location having just opened in Fishtown this past July, their infamous brisket ramen is even more accessible. 255 S 10th St., 1416 Frankford Ave., 267.758.2269
This Rittenhouse Square restaurant is bringing an Asian flare to an upscale neighborhood. With a raw bar, robust wine list, and acclaimed Sichuan cooking, it is a must-try. Order their Dan Dan Noodles on your next visit. Made with a special soy sauce mix, minced beef, minced in-house pickled mustard greens, Sichuan peppercorn powder, and scallion garnish, you'll be running back for more. 1930 Chestnut St., 215.563.8800
Specializing in ramen, this restaurant features five different types including Spicy Duck, Yuzu Chicken and Fat Pig. Along with the Japanese soup, they also serve Yakitori and specialty rolls made from high-quality ingredients. 3200 Chestnut St., 267.233.7488