CHeU Noodle Bar

Top choice asian in Chinatown & Center City East

Your Japanese/Korean/Jewish grandmother might not approve, but the brisket ramen with smoked matzo ball and kimchi at CHeU gets our thumbs up. Gleefully mashing up cooking traditions is what this punk-meets-manga kind of place is all about.

There's a larger branch in Fishtown, and they also have dumplings in their sights at Bing Bing Dim Sum in South Philly.