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I dream of beef brisket noodle soup....

yum4fun Jun 21, 2007 10:12 PM

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. ipsedixit RE: yum4fun Jun 21, 2007 10:28 PM

    Two places to consider:

    Har Lam Kee in Montery Park


    Luscious Dumplings in San Gabriel.

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      WHills RE: ipsedixit Jun 21, 2007 10:44 PM

      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.

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        yum4fun RE: ipsedixit Jun 23, 2007 02:23 PM

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

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          eatdrinknbmerry RE: yum4fun Jun 23, 2007 02:27 PM

          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.


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            yum4fun RE: eatdrinknbmerry Jun 23, 2007 06:22 PM


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              hch_nguyen RE: eatdrinknbmerry Jun 24, 2007 04:53 PM

              good god, that looks positively scrumptious!

            2. re: yum4fun
              ipsedixit RE: yum4fun Jun 23, 2007 02:28 PM

              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
                yum4fun RE: ipsedixit Jun 23, 2007 06:22 PM

                Thank you!

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                  WHills RE: ipsedixit Jun 25, 2007 11:56 AM

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

            3. monku RE: yum4fun Jun 22, 2007 09:10 AM

              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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                yum4fun RE: monku Jun 23, 2007 02:24 PM

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

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                  monku RE: yum4fun Jun 25, 2007 11:29 PM

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

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