Like anyone else in this town who’s ever had to park a car, been ticketed, or worse towed, Han Dynasty’s Han Chiang despises the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Even more after he was ticketed yesterday while sneaking 40 winks in his parked car. But rather than simmer in his own hatred like the chilies and sichuan peppercorns in one of his dry pots, he’s harnessing that ill will, and turning it into something positive. Per his Facebook updates and tweets, he’s offering free Dan Dan noodles at his Old City outpost to anyone who gets a parking ticket. The hitch? It has to be issued that day, and you have to show it as proof. He doesn’t say how long the offer’s good for, only that it’s for a “limited time.” So, if you’re going to park illegally, do it soon.
His hatred of the PPA burns hotter than that hot pot.