Yiwanmen is a small, very reasonably priced Chinese eatery in the heart of Manhattan Chinatown. Order yourself a warm bowl of the spicy “Chongqing red oil noodle” soup at the counter for $6.75 (topped with stir-fried minced pork, fresh greens, scallion, cilantro and loaded with, you guessed it, spicy red chili oil & Sichuan peppercorns) then take your pick of any of the 4 clean family style wooden picnic tables. If you’re not into spicy broth, you can request the gents to tone the intensity down - or select any of the other 11 soup options. The noodles have a nice al dente texture and the portions are generous. Very nice selection of 7 jian bing options [egg crepe with your choice of protein] here as well (plus an off menu duck option, simply ask). I was very happy with the pork belly jian bing loaded up with chili oil and vinegar at the table. Overall, @yiwanmen
is a great little gem with delicious, spicy noodle soups and friendly service. I look forward to returning here while the temps remain below freezing.