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Best garlic noodles in SF?

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jgb Oct 10, 2007 03:14 PM

Craving garlic noodles and will travel anywhere in SF to get the best. Your thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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    gbsf Oct 10, 2007 03:47 PM

    The garlic noodles at Thanh Long in the outer sunset (4101 Judah St.) have a cult following. I've never had garlic noodles anywhere else, but i thought they tasted good (albeit quite greasy).

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      dinnerout Oct 10, 2007 09:40 PM

      The same people own Crustacean near Polk/California if that is closer for you.

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        Ruth Lafler Oct 15, 2007 10:15 AM

        Last time I was at Crustacean, the garlic noodles were $9! For about twenty cents worth of ingredients. Talk about mark-up!

        I haven't been to the other restaurants in the Ahn family empire, but I really hate Crustacean: over-priced, mediocre food, and snobby attitude (the bad restaurant trifecta!).

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      kc72 Oct 10, 2007 03:50 PM

      pretty good at PPQ on Clement

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        mofo313 Oct 15, 2007 09:59 AM

        With the roasted crab this is one of my favorite "down & dirty" meals in SF

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        sassystella Oct 10, 2007 10:43 PM

        Three Seasons in the Marina has pretty good garlic noodles

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          jgb Oct 11, 2007 05:02 PM

          Thanks for your suggestions. We went to PPQ, where along with our satisfying garlic noodles, we enjoyed soft shell crab, lemongrass prawns, and vietnamese carpaccio.

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            SoylentG Oct 12, 2007 11:45 AM

            Than Long, PPQ and Crustacean are all pretty great.

            Personally, I prefer PPQ because it's cheaper and fairly easy to get a table.

            I have, however, been wondering how to make these "secret kitchen" style noodles at home. They can't be completely secret since they appear at restaurants all over town (in and out of the crustacean/than long restaurant group.)

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