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Jan 8, 2007 11:59 PM

Help - I've got a serious noodle craving! (San Diego)

San Diego Hounds I need your help. I've got a terrible craving for Chinese-style noodles, but other than making them myself I don't know where to get them. What I have in mind is: thick, chewy noodles bathed in a sauce containing garlic, chiles, and sesame oil. Does anyone know of a place that has anything close?

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  1. your best bets are Ba Ren, Spicy City and Dumpling Inn. I'd try Ba Ren first--the best for spicy food out of the three. Go to KirkK's blog, the best blog for Asian food in SD.

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    1. re: daantaat

      Thanks daantaat. I've heard about Ba Ren and it's on my list of places to try. Could you give me the address for KirkK's blog? I've got a couple of blogs bookmarked, but I don't think that's one of them.

      1. re: SDgirl

        Here's a link to one of Kirk's Ba Ren posts. He elsewhere describes a spicy noodle dish (dan dan noodles?) that sounds exactly like what you are looking for.


        1. re: Ed Dibble

          Thanks Ed! That's a great blog. I'm going to have a lot of fun with that one.

    2. There is a great tribute to the inventor of the RAMON noodle in the Tuesday News York Times opinion section. A must read.

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