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Aug 8, 2007 09:38 AM

Best Ramen (San Gabriel Valley)

Haven't seen much on this topic lately. Please post your favorite Ramen houses in the San Gabriel Valley. Looking for a good balance of best value, best quality, best tasting and most authentic.

If there's a previous recent posting on this, I apologize. Please direct me to the thread.
Thanks in advance!!

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  1. Foo Foo Tei (in Hacienda Heights, not Monterey Park) or Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata.

    Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata
    8450 E Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

    Foo-Foo Tei
    15018 Clark Ave, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

    6 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      i agree on both above...why not monterey park foo foo tei?

      1. re: rickym13

        Just prefer the original, I guess.

        1. re: rickym13

          I was told there's a sign at the Hacienda location stating that they're no longer affiliated and they've been asked repeatedly to change their name.

        2. re: ipsedixit

          Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata is overrated and the service blows. Foo-Foo Tei is much better.

          1. re: hungry_hippo

            i've never had fft but ssg is the best i've had in the sgv.

            1. re: zack

              I also think SSG is overrated, but I live in Torrance and have regular (and I mean often!) access to some of the best ramen outside of Japan.

              Having said that, there's a good chance Zack is correct -- SSG may very well be the best ramen in the *San Gabriel Valley*.

        3. I just had dinner at the MP Foo Foo Tei last night and enjoyed the ramen. I had the pork with vegetables--the noodles were cooked just right with a hot miso broth, lots of veggies and a generous amount of pork (though a bit on the too-fatty side). A big portion too for about eight bucks and some change.

          1. I like the Monterey Park Foo Foo Tei also (haven't tried the other one), and Hamashima is also not too bad (though not a "noodle house," as they have other Japanese dishes too).