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Korean Cold Noodle - Kong Gutsu (sp?)

markethej Jul 22, 2007 07:54 PM

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. ipsedixit RE: markethej Jul 22, 2007 09:55 PM

    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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      Cicely RE: ipsedixit Jul 24, 2007 11:57 AM

      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. SumYungGai RE: markethej Jul 23, 2007 03:20 AM

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


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        markethej RE: SumYungGai Jul 23, 2007 10:30 PM

        You rule! Thanks for the recipe!

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        MeowMixx RE: markethej Jul 23, 2007 12:29 PM

        I believe they have them at

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

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          another_adam RE: markethej Jul 23, 2007 02:52 PM

          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)

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            dietgrace RE: markethej Jul 23, 2007 06:22 PM

            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.

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              another_adam RE: markethej Jul 29, 2007 03:50 PM

              Although they don't really specialize in it, I just had a quite good rendition at JeonJu, in the little minimall at Olympic & Vermont (on the Olympic side, back side of the minimall where Hodori is).
              Their real specialties are bibimbap and stews, but they have a few other stir-fried and noodle dishes--I've enjoyed just about everything that I've had there!

              Jeonju Restaurants
              2716 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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