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Jun 21, 2007 10:12 PM

I dream of beef brisket noodle soup....

So Grandma's thousands of miles away and I have yet to find a place that serves a mean bowl of ngau nam fun...that is, Cantonese style beef brisket noodle soup. I'm partial to the kind with fat rice noodles but at this point, I'll take the egg noodles too.

Is Sam Woo the best there is? Please tell me it ain't so.

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  1. Two places to consider:

    Har Lam Kee in Montery Park


    Luscious Dumplings in San Gabriel.

    8 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      I prefer the Har Lam Kee in San Gabriel/Rosemead in the Diamond Square food court next to 99 Ranch. It's on the corner of Garvey Ave and San Gabriel Blvd. It's the original Har Lam Kee and still the best, IMO.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        I thought Har Lam Kee's was okay. Where is Luscious Dumpling located?

        1. re: yum4fun

          Yes, Har Lam Kee is probably your best bet for HK style 'ngau nam mein' - it's tender, cut into big chunks and quite delicious. I dream about the ones in HK all the time. Pictured below is one of HK's most famous beef brisket noodle places - Chi Kei.

            1. re: eatdrinknbmerry

              good god, that looks positively scrumptious!

            2. re: yum4fun

              Luscious Dumpling
              704 Las Tunas Drive
              San Gabriel

              Located in a strip mall on the SE corner of Mission and Las Tunas. If you see the Phoenix Bakery, you're there.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  I think Luscious Dumpling might have the Mandarin version and not the Cantonese version because I believe they serve northern Chinese cuisine.

            3. Kang Kang Food Court-- They serve it with the big thick flour noodles, maybe you can ask for it with the fat rice noodles if they have them.

              Kang Kang Food Court
              27 E. Valley Blvd (corner of Valley Blvd. & Garfield...few doors from Starbucks)
              Open 7am-11pm (midnight weekends)
              (626) 308-3898

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              1. re: monku

                Wow, really? I always think of this place as more of a northern Chinese eatery. (Love those pan-fried baos...)

                1. re: yum4fun

                  I like Kang Kang because they different regional cuisines. Yes those pan-fried bao are great--but dangerous.