On a recent jaunt through Chinatown, the GF and I decided to get some takeout. From Dim Sum Garden, we had to get some XLB aka Soup Dumplings to go. I also wanted to try some of the offerings from nearby Nan Zhou, where the hand-pulled noodles are on point.
Steamed Chicken Dumpling [$4.75]
The GF was craving more than soup dumplings, so we got some cococnut curry chicken dumplings. They had a nicely delicate flavor that didn't hit you over the head and the accompanying vinegar-based soy sauce was a nice complement.
Shredded Pork Stir Fried Fresh Noodles [$8.95]
In comparison to their broth-based dishes, which showcase a more substantial hand-pulled noodle, these noodles were thinner, but still retained much of the accompanying sauce. In addition to a melange onions, garlic, carrots, and greens, there was shredded pork, which had good flavor.
Brittle Turnip [$4.25]
I also wanted to get some of the turnips, which were really interesting. An interplay between sweet and sour notes, these were spicy thanks to the peppers. Incredibly addictive.
So while Dim Sum Garden may be king for most, do try the noodle dishes at Nan Zhou. It's cash only but for an affordable price, you can leave stuffed and satiated.