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hungry100 Sep 22, 2010 12:49 PM

Going to dinner with a friend from out of town tonight. Her only request is "Asian." I'm trying to get away from my regulars -- Vietnam, Nam Phoung, Dumpling House, Sang Kee, Lee How Fook. Looking for someplace we can talk, so Penang is out. Haven't been to Le Veit, is that the only option left? Oh,there's always Han Dynasty if she has asbestos taste buds...and then there's Aqua and Rangoon...what am I missing?

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    hungry100 Sep 22, 2010 12:51 PM

    Me again. How about Korean -- what's downtown?

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      barryg Sep 22, 2010 12:53 PM

      For Korean downtown, try Miga on 15th just south of Walnut.

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      urbanfabric Sep 22, 2010 01:31 PM

      Perhaps Sakura on 11th and Race for soup dumplings. Not too loud, good scallion pancakes (better than dim sum garden), good soup dumplings, friendly service.

      1. coookie Sep 23, 2010 02:29 PM

        you could try sampan for upscale pan-asian. i haven't been, but it gets reasonably good reviews on CH.

        http://www.sampanphilly.com/main/
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/681976

        or chifa, garces' peruvian-chinese fusion. it's my least favorite of his places, but not bad by any stretch. certainly different than the places you listed above.

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        Sampan - Philadelphia
        122 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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