Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles: Affordable Fresh Noodle Soups in SM Manila

My mom has this habit of calling me whenever she is pleased with something.  So one time, she called me and this is how it went: (in semi-Chinese so I translated it)
Mom: You have to try this Chilled Green Tea Taho at Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles!
Me: Oh where is that?
Mom: Here in San Juan.
Me: I don't how you ended up there but I have no intention of going to San Juan (we live in Manila!) for some dessert.  Please just bring one for take home.
Mom: Of course, we can't bring it home.  It's so good! Yum yum yum!  
Me: Okay mom.  Anything else?
Mom:  No, that's all good bye. 

kanzhu hand pulled noodles
So when my friends and I were strolling SM Manila for lunch, I insisted that we try Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles.

kanzhu hand pulled noodles
It's a very spacious place with large wooden tables with matching wooden benches.  They also had a fast WiFi and a nice Chinese playlist.


Noodle Soup
braised beef noodle soup
Braised Beef Noodle Soup (165 php)
The Braised Beef Noodle Soup is delicious!  The braised beef was fragrant and tender which goes really well with the broth.  Indeed, you can tell from the texture that their noodles are freshly-made and hand-pulled.  I've always preferred hand-pulled noodles which is probably why I used to frequent Mey Lin for their Hot and Sour Noodle Soup.  Well, "used to" because when they expanded to various malls, their quality became inconsistent to my disappointment so I never came back.

sliced beef noodle soup
Sliced Beef Noodle Soup (160 php)
The Sliced Beef Noodle Soup is has milder broth and a bit tougher meat despite the thin slice.

kanzhu hand pulled noodles

If you like spicy dishes, you can add some chili oil that's available on the table.

mixed seafood noodle soup
Mixed Seafood Noodle Soup (160 php)
The Mixed Seafood Noodle Soup is quite tasty and generous in terms of toppings.  Unfortunately, I had a bad experience with this since the fish fillet tasted slightly sour.  I think they used an old stock. =( I didn't bother to complain because we were in a rush since it's only a short lunch break.  On the bright side, I didn't encounter any stomach-ache. But still, the sourness really messed up the great tasting broth and spoiled the experience.

chilled green tea taho
Chilled Green Tea Taho (65 php)
Finally, my real agenda for that lunch visit is the
Chilled Green Tea Taho.  I wished they didn't serve it with the syrup and sago.  It was overpowering the Chilled Green Tea Taho.  I was literally scooping out the sago just so I can enjoy the delicious taho itself.  I went home a bit disappointed then my mom told me that it was served separately during her visit so she didn't even put some.  I'll probably request that on my subsequent visits.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
If you're looking an affordable hot noodle soup, Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles is a great choice.  Their pricing fits the budget right.  The service is also very good!  The staffs are very courteous and friendly.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles Menu
Ambiance Appetizer | Fried Rice | Noodle Soup | Dimsum | Dumplings |
NoodlesChef Recommendations | Healthy |
Dessert | Tea | Drinks |
=Favorites or Recommended 
Kanzhu Hand-Pulled Noodles
Branches Quezon City
G/F Prince Jun Condominium, Timog Ave. QC
(02) 782-1285 | 709-4168

San Juan
G/F Citiplace Bldg, J. Abad Santos St., San Juan
(02) 477-7919 | 748-7910

Unit 122-123 CFA G/F SM Super Center Frontera Verde, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave., Ugong, Pasig City
(02) 576-3962

Unit 104 nodison center, 9 Marcos Highway, Brgy. San Roque, Marikina City
(02) 646-0235

SM City Manila
Upper Ground Floor, SM City Manila, Concepcion St. corner Arroceros and San Marcelino St., Manila
(02) 950-9874
Business Hours 10am-9pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 100-300
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Other  Facebook Fan Page
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