Han Dynasty In Brooklyn
From Philly to New York City Han Dynasty has brought the heat LITERALLY. This Philadelphia-based Sichuan restaurant has had multiple write-ups in Eater since opening in 2012 in the City of Brotherly Love. Their first NYC location is located in the East Village, and due to popularity, they opened a second location on the UWS. Han decided to spread love because it is the Brooklyn way into the downtown area at the Dekalb Market Hall. If you aren't familiar with Dekalb Market, then I suggest you GET FAMILIAR. This space showcases 40 diverse vendors which include Katz Deli, Hana Noodle Station, Pierogi Boys, Ample Hills, Fletcher's BBQ, Arepa Lady, and Cuzins Duzins.
This location has a more contemporary feel compared to the other spots I have visited and with a much more spacious bar which is great because they have a full bar and serves one of my favorite beers from back home in St. Louis called Schlafly.
Han's Dynasty is known for their famous Dan Dan noodles which can always be a great appetizer, but I typically order it to accompany an entree. Their dumplings or wontons in their renowned chili oil is so good that you will find yourself attempting to put it on other foods at your table. I am here to let you know it is okay and completely normal. Other things I typically gravitate towards on the menu include Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Fried Rice, Garlic Sauce Chicken, Kung Pao Shrimp, Sweet and Spicy Cucumbers, and Dry Pepper Wing (which is not for the weak at heart).