Han Dynasty's success is clearly influencing Chinese food in
Philadelphia, but on a recent visit to the HD on Chestnut Street near 2nd, we were very disappointed. The menu has levels of spiciness for each dish, calibrated from 0-10. But everything they served us was spicy. Even the vegetable with garlic sauce, which we were assured by the server as no spiciness, was spicy. And we'd brought a guest, so we were disappointed, but worse--embarrassed to have subjected the guest to it. He thought it was funny, bc he was trying to be a good sport. I guess we could have/should have complained, but we wanted to be chatting with our friend, not embroiled with the restaurant. So we probably will never go back.