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Nov 16, 2006 01:59 AM

Your favorite asian soup or noodle soup

Looking for some excellent asian soups or noodle soup recommendations. What's your favorite and from where? (no pho, tried heavy noodling- not a fan, shinsengumi for ramen was just okay,planning on trying daikokuya soon- I know this messageboard loves the place...oh and preferrably in the L.A. area please...thank you in advance!)

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  1. My current favorite is the lamb hot pot at China Islamic (7727 Garvey Ave., Rosemead, (626) 288-4246). Tender chunks of lamb, hunks creamy tofu, and the wonderful anise/chili spice flavor are really addictive. (Plus, that bread!)

    I also like the beef noodle soup at 101 Noodle Express (1408 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra, (626) 300-8654).

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    1. re: David Kahn

      Does the beef noodle soup at 101 Noodle Express have a broth similar to pho or heavy noodling? thanks for the recs!

    2. I like the Shanghai style soups, in particular the pork and preserved vegetable noodle soup, at J&J and Mei Long Village. I even think they're pretty good at Dumpling Master or the Mandarin Noodle House. There's a huge variety of soups, some really good, some pretty dull, to be found at Noodle Planet, Noodle World, I think there might be a Noodle Universe too - all along Valley Blvd. just west of Garfield on the south side of the street.

      There used to be a great wonton noodle soup place just east of Garfield on the north side of Valley, but it seems to have disappeared.

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      1. re: estone888

        the wonton noodle soup place is called won ton time and it's still there, exactly where you said. i love it, but it's definitely a limited menu that's all about the won tons: huge won tons crammed w/ shrimp which you order w/ or w/o noodles (thin egg or thicker rice noodles), handmade fish balls (quite good), and/or negligible beef slices. you can get it in soup form or separated from the broth (which i've never quite understood the appeal... ) and add a side order of veggies. oh, and don't forget the chili oil!

      2. I like Korean tofu soups. Steamy, filled with your choice of meats and vegetables, and other pickled foods on the side. Koreatown, SGV, Arcadia have several places that serve them. In Arcadia, there is one on Baldwin and Huntington, and in SGV, there is one in the albertsons plaza off Las Tunas.

        People also flock to that noodle place in front of Focus Plaza on Valley. Is it called Ajisen Ramen? There's an Ajisen Ramen on Las Tunas between Baldwin and Rosemead.

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        1. re: chica

          Best korean tofu soup is at So Kong Dong on Olympic and Vermont, or at Beverly Soon Tofu which is right across the street

          1. re: MeowMixx

            i third the suggestion for korean soon doo boo.. i mean soon tofu! hmmm, meowmixx, i've never been to these locations. will have to try them when i get my next craving! olivexjina, you may also want to try bcd tofu house, they have 2 locations in koreatown, both with parking lots. i like the one on wilshire at kingsley.

            1. re: MeowMixx

              mmm. soondubu at beverly sure hits the spot on a cold raining day/night.

          2. My favorite at this time is the stewed pork soup noodles at Luscioud Dumpling. The beef tendon with hot & sour sauce is good too. See pix below:


            1. Boat noodles at Sapp Coffeehouse.

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              1. re: broncosaurus

                Agreed! Just make sure that you order the one with the fillings you want - or you can be surprised!

                1. re: broncosaurus

                  I don't get those boat noodles nor Sapp. That broth is so oversalted you can't taste any other flavor. And Sapp is one sad little place.

                  1. re: slacker

                    Been a couple of times and boat noodle soup was not salty at all. It was however, packed with a lot of delicious flavor!

                    1. re: slacker

                      Ord Noodle has a better version of boat noodles. I used to go to Sapp for boat noodles, but now I will go to Ord. Moreover this place stays open until 11pm, and they also serve their noodles in a SMALL size, which is closer to the size of the portions I used to get in Thailand.