A High Five to Han Dynasty!
Before my close friend Miranda set off for South America, we had a Szechuan feast! She had never been to Han Dynasty and I needed to fix that immediately. I would also mention I was CRAVING it! It is so DAMN spicy but it hurts so good!
We started our meal with a required appetizer: the Dan Dan Noodles! The noodles are tender and perfectly soft. They are tossed in chili oil and served with minced pork, garnished with scallions. They are utterly divine. Simply a must try.
We also got the Wontons in Chili Oil. I'm pretty sure we got the Wontons vs. the Dumplings...but I'm not sure! Either way, they were incredible as always! In order to calm down my palate, I ordered a beer. Maybe it didn't help the spice, but it was cold and tasted great!
For our entrees, we got the Dry Pot Style Lamb. This is a signature dish and usually a 10/10 on spice - we asked for 5/10. Still couldn't feel my face, but that is ok. We also tried a new dish: Garlic Sauce Style Chicken. It is described as "sweet, sour, and spicy" and I agree that is accurate. It was a nice change. I haven't tried anything at this spot that I don't like. It is simply fabulous.
Although this spot doesn't take reservations, you can give them your phone number and wait at a nearby bar. The system is so efficient! You get a text message when your table is ready and a 10 minute window to return. If you need to cancel, just text back. I don't love when a spot doesn't take ressies, but this is worth it, especially given the awesome technology. A MUST GO.