Why You Need to Devour DanDan’s Menu

Being raised in the Han Dynastyclan, Catherina “Cat” Huang—sister to the peculiar, critically-recognized Han Chiang—is no stranger to crafting proper dan dan noodles. She’s actually so keen on the quintessential Sichuan dish that she and her husband, Kevin, decided to branch out on their own from her family’s eight-location chain to launch an elevated concept that celebrates the fiery noodles at their finest (previously the pair operated and managed the University City Han Dynasty).

Enter DanDan, the newest Sichuan/Taiwanese restaurant to enter city limits, in Rittenhouse. The Huangs rehabbed a former bi-level print shop on the corner of Moravian Street into a stunning, high-end bistro. Lined with chic accents like hanging Japanese lanterns and marquee lights (spelling “dandan,” of course), as well as industrious stainless steel and slate finishings, this sophisticated rendition is not a Han Dynasty 2.0.

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