Posted by Jason Sheehan on May 10th, 2013
Okay, so first there was the news that Han Dynasty owner, Han Chiang, was looking for an “apprentice” who, among other things, would learn Chiang’s way of doing business and make millions of dollars. And now more info on Chiang’s plans are coming down via Eater, which is reporting that the local Szechuan impresario is making some serious moves toward total world domination.
Posted by Jason Sheehan on May 3rd, 2013
Okay, so a few minutes ago, this happened:
Apprentice – Han Dynasty Restaurant Group (Philadelphia)
Han Chiang of Han Dynasty is looking for apprentice.
Do you want to be a millionaire?
Do you believe Han can make you a millionaire?
Will you listen to Han and do what he tells you to make you a millionaire?
Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
I know, I know… We thought it was a joke, too. Matter of fact, I was almost sure it was a joke. But I called Dave Jenkins, GM of the Old City Han Dynasty, and he promised me that this was an actual thing.
“I talked to Han about it briefly last night,” he told me. And though Han was “vague” about the details (“Like he is about most things,” according to Jenkins), the posting is apparently legit and comes straight from the man himself.
So have at it, folks. And please, whoever scores this gig? Reach out to your pals at Foobooz and let us know what, precisely, you have to do for that million.
Apprentice — Han Dynasty Restaurant Group [Craigslist]
Posted by Taylor Bush on April 24th, 2013
Got plans for tonight? If so, cancel them because tonight, April 24th, Han Dynasty and Sixpoint Brewery are hosting a collaborative beer dinner at Han Dynasty’s University City location.
Han Chiang and Sixpoint’s “Jersey” Dan Bisogno will be hosting the event (which will be only slightly less awesome than this), which starts at 7 p.m. Getting in the door will cost you $55 and yes, reservations are required.
It’s a popular dinner and tickets go fast, so make your reservations now.
Need more convincing? Take a look at the menu…
Posted by Foobooz on April 1st, 2013
Long time Foobooz reader and commenter Alimentarian, delivers us the scoop on a chef collaboration we can’t wait to taste.
On the heels of the announcement of his pop-up at Momofuku Saam Bar in New York, Michael Solomonov has revealed plans for an exciting home-town event at Zahav. Solomonov will be hosting Han Chiang of Han Dynasty for a collaboration they’re calling Han Solo. Zahav will be screening the original Star Wars movie and serving Star Wars-themed dishes and cocktails. The date and full menu have not been released, but a few tantalizing details have been provided.
Chiang will be offering a take on his famous Dan Dan noodles called Taun Taun innards (remember that scene from the Empire Strikes Back?). Solomonov, for his part, promises a dish called Chewbaccala and a dessert plate of wookie cookies and Federation Donuts.
We’ll release the date and details once finalized. In the meantime, look forward to this and may the Force be with you.
Posted by Foobooz Nation on March 12th, 2013
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Posted by Arthur Etchells on February 20th, 2013
Last night Han Chiang hosted a beer dinner at Han Dynasty with Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal. The dinner featured five-courses and 15 or so plates of Han’s fiery food paired with Stillwater beers. Strumke, a gypsy brewer specializes in farmhouse style beers which pair especially well with spicy food.
Chiang was his bombastic self, stating “any American food, I can do better.” He made this statement as he dropped off a plate of sichuan French fries which were a compelling reason that he might be right. Chiang also stated he wants to do a food truck. No timeframe but he wants it to operate at Temple, where “there are no rules.” Chiang has also been scouting locations for a Han Dynasty in the East Village of New York.
Posted by Foobooz on February 20th, 2013
PYT’s Tommy Up loves himself some Han Dynasty. So this week his Northern Liberties burger spot is offering a special burger created by Han Chiang himself. The burger is a blend of dan-dan sauce marinated pork belly and beef patty topped with spicy cucumbers and dan-dan aioli, served on a soft Chinese bun. Each burger is accompanied by a side of sichuan fries.
Get it now, because this special won’t last forever.
Posted by Foobooz on February 15th, 2013
One of our favorite restaurants, Han Dynasty is pairing with one of our favorite brewers, Stillwater Artisanal Ales for a special dinner on Tuesday, February 19th at 7 p.m. in University City. The dinner $65 for five-courses and both Han Chiang of Han Dynasty and head brewmaster Brian Strumke of Stillwater will be in attendance.
Posted by Foobooz on January 30th, 2013
The first Monday of every month is Han Dynasty’s ridiculous monthly tasting dinner in Old City. The multi-course feast is hosted by Han Chiang himself and features everything from spicy beef jerky to Stir Fry Triple Shreds (pictured). The dinner is set for February 4th at 7 p.m. for just $25.
Call (215) 922-1888 for reservations.