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EM­PRESS GAR­DEN— Asian Fu­sion. One of few Tai­wanese restau­rants in Philly, Em­press Gar­den of­fers a va­ri­ety of unique dishes along­side some more tra­di­tional Chinese items for the less ad­ven­tur­ous diner. Try the fried pork chops and Tai­wanese noo­dles. BYOB. L, D (daily). www. em­press­gar­den­philadel­ 108 N. 10th St., 215.592.0739. $$ NAN ZHOU HAND DRAWN NOODLE HOUSE— Chinese. As the name sug­gests, folks come here for the hand­made noo­dles in sa­vory soups, but the restau­rant also dishes out plenty of other de­li­cious dishes from freshly made dumplings to mapo tofu, mak­ing it a must-stop in Chi­na­town. BYOB. Cash only. L, D (daily). www.nanzhounoodle­ 1022 Race St., 215.923.1550. $ Map 1, J4 SANG KEE PEK­ING DUCK HOUSE— Chinese. Since 1980, Sang Kee has been a des­ti­na­tion for au­then­tic Hong Kong-style Chinese cui­sine, in­clud­ing Pek­ing duck and spot-on won­ton soup. Three floors of seat­ing en­sure any wait for a ta­ble will be min­i­mal. L, D (daily). www.sang­keechi­na­ 238 N. Ninth St., 215.925.7532. $$ Map 1, I4 VIET­NAM RESTAU­RANT— Viet­namese. This beloved mom-and-pop eatery lo­cated in the heart of the Chi­na­town neighborhood serves au­then­tic Viet­namese cui­sine at ac­ces­si­ble prices. On the third floor find Bar Saigon, mod­eled af­ter 1930s Saigon dance clubs, where guests sing karaoke and sam­ple de­li­cious cock­tails to their heart’s con­tent. L, D (daily). www.eatatviet­ 221 N. 11th St., 215.592.1163. $$ Map 1, I4

XI’AN SIZ­ZLING WOKS— Chinese. This ca­sual restau­rant aims at tra­di­tional Xi’an/Shaanxi-style dishes at af­ford­able prices. Lo­cals make sure to or­der the biang biang noo­dles and “chinese hamburger” (rou­ji­amo). BYOB. L, D (daily). www.xi­an­siz­zling wok­ 902 Arch St., 215.925.1688. $$ Map 1, J4

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