Food & Drink

Scrapple ramen and burger buns in Center City

Published On 04/16/2013 Published On 04/16/2013
Brisket, egg, and matzoh ball ramen from Cheu Noodle Bar
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1. CHeU noodle bar 255 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Market East)

Owned by the Philly boys behind Bing Bing Dim Sum, CheU serves traditional Asian noodle dishes with plenty of added Philadelphia flavor. Rather than attempting to recreate authentic Asian cuisine, the restaurant makes classic ramen and soba bowls local, adding brisket, pork shoulder, and matzo balls to the typical miso broth, rice-noodle combo. The space itself is narrow with low-hanging paper lamps, and the eclectic noodle soups are meant to be eaten at stools along the bar. While the wood-paneled bar is primarily for noodles, the place has excellent happy hour deals on wine, beer, sake, and its collection of creative house cocktails.