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Nov 9, 2007 01:34 PM

bibim naeng myun addict needs recs

so even though the weather has turned colder, i still need my fix of these wonderfully sinus-clearing spicy cold noodles. so far, my favorite places for bibim naeng myun have been the place inside california market in k-town or ham hung on ardmore & 8th, but i'm always looking for new places that'll satisfy my cravings. i've tried the places at k-town plaza and galleria and think they're just ok, the one at the galleria being better than the one at the plaza, IMO. any other suggestions for this bibim naeng myun addict?

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  1. like you, we really like:
    Ham Hung
    809 S Ardmore Ave
    i always get the bibim naeng myun here...

    others also seem to like
    Yu Chun
    3185 W Olympic Blvd
    but the last time i tried to come during one of the "heatwave" days they told me they were "out of" naeng myun. i'm thinking: that's like a sushi place running out of raw fish. wtf?

    the other Yu Chun is at 3470 W. 6th St... not sure if they're related?

    otherwise, i just make it at home... it's so incredibly easy. and i make sure to add all the pear slices i want, etc.

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    1. re: TonyC

      I totally SECOND Yu Chun on Olympic BLVD. The black wheat noodles are always a good fix for me! i LOVE it!

    2. At SuRaBul, there is a special for $5.99, the taste is alright, not too bad.

      I can't remember the name, but there's a restaurant on 6th near Kingsley, their NaengMyung is good.

      1. If you like this, I'm sure you'll like the bibim gook soo at Myong Dong Gyoza (SWC Wilshire & Kingsley). Very spicy, and very potent kimchi.

        Be sure to try their steamed dumplings (I believe it's the signature dish, hence the "gyoza" in their name, although not really gyoza but more like shumai!)

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        1. re: ladius

          i second the bibim gook soo at myong dong gyoza. it's very similar but the noodles are green. the sauce is the best. i like this more than bibim neng myun at any of the other korean places that have been mentioned here.


          1. re: ladius

            A friend was just telling me this summer about their cold noodles in soy bean broth. The name is actually Myong Dong Kyoja... I mean, it's not out of the question that that's their rendering of "gyoza," but it seems doubtful... Koreans have their own word for dumplings, and their noodle shops aren't particularly Japanese-influenced.

          2. Chamsutgol
            3700 West Olympic Boulevard

            Corner Place
            2819 James M Wood Blvd
            (213) 487-0968

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              Oh, I love Chamsutgol! So far the best Korean restaurant I've been to in the LA area. Tried BCD Tofu last night in Torrance which was kind of different. Was OK for me.

            2. Park's BBQ makes a mean bibim naengmyon.