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Best Hot & Sour Soup in LA Area

echoparkdirt Aug 28, 2006 08:31 PM

Had some pretty good Hot and Sour Soup at Dumpling 10053...any other suggestions?

  1. therealbigtasty Sep 11, 2006 07:30 PM

    I like it at Hop Woo in Chinatown.

    1. ipsedixit Sep 11, 2006 04:53 AM

      HAPPY FAMILY does a good vegetarian version.

      DRAGON MARK is good for the regular (non-veggie) version, and depending on when you go, the version at CHANG'S GARDEN (in Arcadia) is pretty good as well.

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        judge dee Sep 11, 2006 04:39 AM

        It's always good at Mandarin Deli in Chinatown. Have it with an order of pan fried pork dumpling.

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          wilp Sep 10, 2006 04:33 PM

          Chens. Long Beach on Broadway around Cherry. Very good soups.

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            landru64 Sep 10, 2006 09:04 AM

            china islamic restaurant, 7727 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770-3003

            the hot and sour soup is ridiculous, as is the chicken corn soup. i think they must specialize in soup because every table seems to have it, year-round.

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              wilp Sep 10, 2006 04:33 PM

              Thanks, I drive by, never gone in. that will change.

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                Das Ubergeek Sep 11, 2006 02:18 AM

                When you do, get sesame bread, thin, with scallions, as soon as you sit down... and anything with lamb. It's really a cold-weather restaurant.

            2. Das Ubergeek Aug 30, 2006 11:10 PM

              Harvest Inn in Glendale. Unfortunately, it's the only thing on the menu worth going for.

              1. WildSwede Aug 30, 2006 02:13 PM

                I like the Sweet & Sour soup at Go China in Pasadena. It is north of Union on Lake (east side of the street).

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                  logan Aug 29, 2006 03:17 AM

                  din tai fung's is very good - a bit on the 'fancy' side.. clearer, less salty more sour. haven't found my favorite out here yet...

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                    silverlakebodhisattva Aug 29, 2006 03:15 AM

                    I've always liked Chinese Friends', on Broadway at the north end of C'Town...

                    r gould-saltman

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                      rameniac Aug 29, 2006 12:09 AM

                      oriental pearl is as good (and authentic) as i've been able to find... the one at szechuan best is ok... do best szechuan and chung king have h&s soup as well?

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                        Michelle Aug 28, 2006 11:16 PM

                        Spring Garden in Pasadena, they serve the chili oil and vinegar on the side so you can make it as hot and spicy as you like, according to your own taste.

                        1. chica Aug 28, 2006 09:45 PM

                          Din Tai Fung in Arcadia.

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                            DonnyMac Aug 28, 2006 08:55 PM

                            Yujean Keang in Pasadena has an excellent Hot & Sour soup.

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                            1. re: DonnyMac
                              bodie Aug 28, 2006 11:23 PM

                              I am a pretty big defender of Yujean Kang on this board but I gotta say that think that their hot & sour is pretty blah.

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