Note: This review and the photos are from their Macros Hiway branch that recently closed.
What I initially thought of as a Japanese restaurant that recently opened along Marcos Hi-way was actually Chinese- Kanzhu’s Hand-Pulled Noodles! Thinking that the place looked pretty legit, we paid a visit while the branch is still fresh and new.
What I can say about the establishment is that it’s what you would usually expect in a typical Chinese family restaurant (King Bee, David’s Teahouse, Yang Chow, etc.), to some extent. This is due to them having that pseudo-fastfood feel of the place. Not to mention it has a lesser variety of dishes and there are no private rooms nor big-enough tables for multiple family clans. Scratch that. I guess a more proper resto to compare it with would be Greenhills’ Le Ching’s– fast, belly-filling and affordable.
What those other Chinese restaurants don’t have that Khanzu has, on the other hand, is their specialty signature hand-pulled noodles. After placing your orders, you’ll be presented with these foodie freebies first, with free refill:
Free Crispy Fish Skin
Free House Tea
After a couple of minutes, we got our main dishes served to us fresh from the kitchen! We ordered some Taosi Spareribs dimsum, Seafood Fried Noodles and Beef Tendon Noodle Soup. We made a mistake though. Yes, their noodles are delicious and unique in their own right, but what we ordered were all noodles! With soup and without- such a carbs-fest we had! Haha. Just one order of noodles is enough to two or three people, then rice, beef/pork/chicken/fish should be the next of your orders.
Taosi Spareribs – 85 PHP
Seafood Fried Noodles – 160 PHP
Beef Tendon Noodle Soup – 160 PHP
I’ll definitely go back here to try their famous Dry Noodles. Also another plus: their kitchen is viewable from the outside so you can watch your food being prepared without having the need to worry whether the people preparing it or the kitchen itself are sanitary or not. Pretty awesome!