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korean-chinese restaurants in l.a. for noodles

nibbles Feb 2, 2007 11:09 AM

hi all!
i've got a hankering for (a preemptive apology for the butchering of the spelling to come) jhah jhahng mein (fat noodles in a succulent black bean sauce) and xhahng pohng (hardy noodles in a spicy seafood broth). i've been to the ones @ the korean malls in k-town but there's gotta be better?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: nibbles Feb 2, 2007 11:58 AM

    Dumpling House.
    5612 Rosemead Blvd
    Temple City, CA
    (626) 309-9918

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      WHills RE: ipsedixit Feb 2, 2007 12:10 PM

      I second this place. Great handmade noodles and good prices. Also try their scallion pancakes.

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        ruddy RE: WHills Feb 2, 2007 02:06 PM

        And the vegetable dumplings. A co-worker who's Chinese took me there a while back. It's where he goes for his jhah jhahng mein (to use your spelling). It's the ultimate comfort food there.

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      koreankorean RE: nibbles Feb 2, 2007 12:10 PM

      the Little Dragon on Olympic, near Kingsley? there're two with the almost same name in the same area. This one is in the one-story orange/peach building. though they use too much msg, a lot of people agree that they have the best jja-jang-myun and jjamppong in LA. try their tang-soo-yook (sweet and sour pork/beef). they use the extra sticky rice for the batter and it's really addicting.

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        olivexjina RE: nibbles Feb 3, 2007 07:39 AM

        young king at 3100 olympic is the best in koreatown for jjajjang myun and jjombbong. Its been around forever and quality has never gone down.

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          Lau RE: olivexjina Feb 3, 2007 09:18 AM

          young king is great, they have this beef that is great too, cant remember what its called might be just young king beef on the menu

        2. PseudoNerd RE: nibbles Feb 4, 2007 11:29 PM

          Jin Heung Gak (at the food court level fo the Ktown Galleria or on 8th near...Irolo?) and the Dragon (on Vermont near Olympic) apparently have pretty good versions.

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            noodlie RE: nibbles Feb 6, 2007 10:13 AM

            Does anyone know of a restaurant in SFV where I can get these noodle dishes other than the food courts at the Galleria and the mkt on White Oak?

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              punodostres RE: nibbles May 7, 2007 04:16 PM

              I've heard Mandarin House has really good Jja Jang Myun (Cha Chang Myun) too. Anyone been there?

              Mandarin House
              3074 W. Eighth St., (213) 386-8976.
              This is in a strip mall just west of Vermont.

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                jwn RE: punodostres May 7, 2007 04:21 PM

                yeah i've been. they have very good jja jang myun.

                sometimes i like to go to california market on western/5th, order a bowl of jja jang myun or jjahm ppong (depending on my mood) and eat there. although they don't serve the BEST, i have to say, for the price and convenience, it is very very good. and they also have other dishes for friends who aren't into JJM or JP.

                then i get a ho-dduk from koo's ho-dduk cart and my day is complete. yum!

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