Han Dynasty’s Dan Dan Noodles, Our Cheap Eat of the Day


Dan dan noodles from Han Dynasty (90 Third Avenue, 212-390-8685), $7.95

These noodles aren’t just warming, they’re sweat inducing — and assuming you’re in Manhattan below 59th Street, you can have them delivered.

Even if you have yet to set foot outdoors, social media has probably made it quite clear to you by now that it’s cold outside, which means that it behooves you to order something warming for lunch. Consider Han Dynasty’s heat-smacked menu, a collection of dishes imbued with tingling spice that won’t just warm you up, it’ll actually make you sweat. We’re the biggest fans of the dan dan noodles, a bowl of pasta soaked in chili oil and topped with Szechuan peppercorns and pork. If you’re jonesing for something heartier, consider the spicy beef noodle soup, a belly-filling bowl of brothy meat and noodles that’ll make you warm all over. Additional bonus: Via Caviar, Han Dynasty delivers to everywhere in Manhattan below 59th Street. The prices jump a bit if you go that route (less than $1), but then you don’t have to brave the polar vortex to go get lunch.

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Restaurants open at a dizzying pace in New York City, and keeping up with what’s hot takes some serious cash. If you — like us — need the occasional reprieve from a food-forward spending spree, you’re likely always on the lookout for cheap eats of high quality. In this space each day, we’ll highlight a tasty dish that rings in for less than $10, spotlighting places worth checking out when you’d like to get full while giving your wallet a break. Know of a great affordable bite? Email us.