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Best Noodles in Boston?

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TwentySomethingK Jul 5, 2007 08:49 AM

Hey, I live and go to school in the Boston area, and i was looking for a good noddle place. I tried Noodle St. by BU, and it was good but our meal was tainted by friends showing up an hour late. I am not looking for any specific in types of cuisine, just some good noddles. Oh, and for those who have not had the chance to try, I recommend the Rice Barn in Needham Center, where the old Chinese restaruant was.

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: TwentySomethingK Jul 5, 2007 08:58 AM

    I'm no expert, but some locals whose expertise on the subject I trust have had good things to say about Ken's Ramen in the Super 88 in Allston. It's an actual sit-down restaurant separate from the excellent food court there (which features my favorite banh mi in town, at Pho Viet).

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      MrsCheese RE: MC Slim JB Jul 5, 2007 05:29 PM

      I think the pho at Pho Viet is pretty decent too - does that qualify for the noodle request? I always get #15. However, once I started getting the banh mi I don't think I've had the pho since - I'm hooked. But I guess that's another topic.

    2. Prav RE: TwentySomethingK Jul 5, 2007 09:00 AM

      Uhh.. Noodles?

      I like the noodle soups at Hong Kong Eatery in Chinatown.

      1. sheila RE: TwentySomethingK Jul 5, 2007 09:40 AM

        Noodles? My department. But there are so many different kinds of noodles? Stir-fry or in soup?

        To name a few of my favorites: Ken's in Allston for Japanese ramen ; Beijing Star in Waltham for northern style Chinsee hand-cut noodle; Shangri-la in Belmont for Taiwanese style.

        But you want to have noodle in Boston area, I would recomend you going to any Vietnamese restaurants or Hong Kong Cafe in Chinatown. I also had been to Potluck once for Fujian style noodle. It was very light and tasty. But I wouldn't not go back until the temperate falls back to the 70's.

        1. Prav RE: TwentySomethingK Jul 5, 2007 09:44 AM

          Oh, forgot, try the Ja Jyung Mein at Buk Kyung, by Union Square (Somerville). It's amazing.

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            Luther RE: Prav Jul 5, 2007 11:04 AM

            I'd qualify that by saying it's amazing if you like heavy, sweetish flavors in your noodles (and a lot of sauce).

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              Prav RE: Luther Jul 5, 2007 03:43 PM

              Agreed. I mainly love the toothsome texture of the noodles.

          2. Chris VR RE: TwentySomethingK Jul 5, 2007 11:50 AM

            Mmmm noodles! The best noodles I've had recently were at Fu Loon in Malden. Peking Meat Sauve Noodle- gpicy, great texture. I've also ordered the Noodles with Spicy Szechuan Sesame Sauce but that is not for spice wimps (which I kind of am). Here are some place links:

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            FuLoon
            375 Main St, Malden, MA 02148

            Ken's Noodle House
            1095 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

            Hong Kong Eatery
            79 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111

            Beijing Star Restaurant
            835 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

            Shangri-La
            149 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478

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              TwentySomethingK RE: Chris VR Jul 5, 2007 12:00 PM

              Thanks. I think I might try Beijing Star, I know Moody and Main St. have a lot of great eats and my friend goes to Brandeis.

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              BJK RE: TwentySomethingK Jul 5, 2007 12:55 PM

              Some of my favorites:

              King Fung Garden's home made chow mein noodles.
              Sapporo Ramen at the Porter Exchange.
              Pad Thai and Pad See You at Rod Dee.
              Dan Dan Noodles at Sichuan Gourmet.

              BK

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              King Fung Garden
              74 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111

              Sapporo Ramen
              1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

              Rod-Dee Thai Cuisine
              1430 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

              Sichuan Gourmet II
              271 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

              1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: TwentySomethingK Jul 5, 2007 11:01 PM

                Another vote for Ken's Ramen, which is as good as noodles get in this town. I also have to mention the Shanghai noodles at King Fung Garden on Kneeland Street in Chinatown. The first time you go in there, you will notice that every single table has ordered both the scallion pancake and the Shanghai noodles, no matter what else they're having. Listen to the wisdom of the masses on this one: those are not only the best things on the menu, they're the best iterations of each dish in the area.

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