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Oct 16, 2006 08:43 PM

glass noodles in LA?

Where can I find a box or package of glass noodles (the Vietnamese kind) in/near West LA? I've already tried Whole Foods, Ralph's, Famima, and Nijaya.

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  1. 99 Ranch in Van Nuys has them, as does Bangluck in Thai Town.

    1. Any market that carries Asian items. All different Asian cuisine use them. "Glass noodles" are made from mung beans and they may be sold as "bean thread noodles." I've even seen them in Ralphs markets which have Asian food sections.
      You might even go into a Chinese or Asian restaurant and ask them to sell you a package--they're cheap(the bean thread noodles that is).

      1. Bangkok Market
        4757 Melrose Ave.
        LA, CA 90029

        There are quite a few 99 Ranch stores... just drive east on the 10 past downtown and you'll hit one in Monterey Park/Alhambra. It's farther than Bangkok Market though.

        And you might try your original grocery stores again, but this time ask for it in its different names... glass noodles, rice vermacelli, bean thread, it all refers to the same thing.

        3 Replies
        1. re: FoodieMcFood

          Wouldn't surprise me if Bristol Farms or Gelsons had it in their Asian food section. Comes in a cellophane package and looks like a bunch of tangled white plastic wires and feels like it too.

          1. re: monku

            I don't think you need to get this "fancy." I have seen them at Albertson's, in the Asian section. I have noticed over the past couple of years that the Asian section in the non-Asian markets has grown a lot.

            1. re: liu

              Who knows what Lowfan think they're looking for when they look for something like that. Doesn't exactly look like whats in the package after you make it. It might also depend on where that Albertsons is located.