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Wheat Bay, Qiao Noodle House fire up Lloyd District restaurant scene

Last October, two new restaurants opened blocks from each other in the Lloyd District, each offering regional Chinese specialties alongside popcorn chicken and fries.

Before last year, Lloyd wasn’t known as a Chinese food destination. Besides Frank’s Noodle House, a beloved hand-pulled noodle and zhajiangmian joint in a converted Northeast Broadway home, options were mostly limited to old haunts such as Chen’s Dynasty, orange chicken kiosks at the mall (the unconquerable Chicken Connection) or trips to Shandong or Chin’s Kitchen in Hollywood to the east.

Wheat Bay (1618 N.E. Sixth Ave.), which also goes by Uniquely Chengdu, is the second

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Lanzhou beef noodle soup at Kungfu Ramen

There was something about the words “Kungfu” and “Ramen” that didn’t track. Chinese martial artists selling Japanese noodle soup? I circled around the parking lot for a closer look at the colorful food photos posted on the front window of the Tempe restaurant. In between xiaolongbao soup dumplings and a chile glazed platter of cumin beef, there was photo after photo of glistening Chinese soups showcasing epic noodle pulls.

“Hand-pulled ramen. Famous chef from D.C.,” the sign outside Kungfu Ramen read. 

A man wearing a white chef’s cap was pictured in front of another restaurant, Lanzhou Hand Pull Noodle,

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Noodle House brings a taste of home all the way from Vietnam

With a history as rich as the broth it is known for, pho comes from mid-1880s cuisine in Northern Vietnam by way of Chinese and French influences. Primarily made with rice noodles and spices popular of the period in China, the slow-cooked soup took hold in Vietnam as French cuisine popularized eating red meat.

For Ly Hoa, bringing those historical and cultural influences to life in Ardmore is a dream come true. “It’s really important for a community to have diversity,” she said. Hoa is the descendant of many generations of pho and coffee shopkeepers from her home country of

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The #1 Worst Noodle Dish to Order at P.F. Chang’s

P.F. Chang’s was one of the first restaurants to introduce the lettuce wrap concept. Pretty brilliant, right? That was back in the 1990s, and today, with over 200 locations nationwide and P.F. Chang’s To Go locations opening as we move past the pandemic, we’ve examined the Chinese bistro’s menu. Whether you order P.F. Chang’s takeout or grab one of their P.F. Chang’s Home Menu items from the supermarket freezer, there are a few things you should know.

Keep reading to learn the #1 worst dish to order at P.F. Chang’s—and if you’re pondering dessert, don’t miss The #1 Worst

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