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Jul 22, 2007 07:54 PM

Korean Cold Noodle - Kong Gutsu (sp?)

Looking for a place that is known for this fantastic cold korean noodle dish. I believe it is noodles served in a cold soup made from soy beans. Sorry for the spelling attempt!

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  1. Do you mean Dong Guk Soo?

    If so, try Corner Place.

    Corner Place Restaurant
    2819 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      I don't think Corner Place (Gil Mok) has kong gooksoo -- they have another cold noodle dish that's all their own (broth reputedly contains 7-Up). Good stuff.

    2. You mean Kong Guk Soo (cold buckwheat noodles in soy soup)? Here's a photo:

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      1. I believe they have them at

        Myung Dong Kyo Ja
        3630 Wilshire Boulevard
        Los Angeles, CA 90010
        (213) 385-7789

        1. They make a decent version at Madang Guksu ('ma dang gook soo'), 869 S. Western Ave (in a strip mall together with a BCD tofu). In the winter, their kal guksu is also very comforting.
          (Note: you may need to be firm/insistent about ordering it-- in my experience, if you're not Korean, they may try very hard to steer away from it! It's not always the friendliest service, but they're efficient and tasty)

          1. Do Ma Kal Guk Soo, (on Western & north of Beverly, across from Oriental Mission Church) is known for the Kong Guk Soo. I heard on the korean radio, that this place has the best Kong Guk Soo in LA.

            I personally have not tried it because I don't like Kong Guk Soo, but my co-workers and I go there for lunch. I personally like the Chicken Kal Guk Soo (handmade noodle soup) and Soo Jey Bee.