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Sep 28, 2007 11:15 AM

Best noodle/ramen place in Koreatown?

Any recommendations for the best noodle/ramen place open for lunch in Koreatown? Any sense of whether Korean noodle spots offer veggie friendly options?


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  1. don't know if it's the best, but kalgooksoo at myung dong kyo ja (wilshire/harvard) is really good. theirs is beef based, and the rest of the menu is very limited. if you want veggie style, i'd check out madang gooksoo. (western/9th?) they probably do kimchi kalgooksoo and stuff. perfect weather for kalgooksoo today, actually.

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    1. re: smssms

      Thanks! Ended up grabbing BCD Tofu House instead as I got this after I went out. Not noodles, but decent.

      1. re: smssms

        just because there's no meat in the soup doesn't mean it's vegetarian. Korean soups are typically made with beef, chicken or an anchovy-like dried fish. I think kalgooksoo is usually chicken broth; at least that's the case at Olympic Noodle, which I was going to recommend. The only vegetarian noodle soup I can think of is kong guksu, which is noodles in a soy milk broth. They have it at Myongdong Kyoja and at Ma Dang Gook Soo.

      2. not very veggie, but if you go to albene's on 6th & alexandria, order a nice brothy sullungtang, and ask for extra noodles instead of rice, you have something oddly reminiscent of a light tonkotsu ramen, albeit with marrowy beef bone flavor instead of pork.