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where can I buy fresh flat rice noodles in the city?

pinkfog Mar 1, 2008 08:39 AM

I am looking for fresh flat rice noodles to cook with. Where can I find these, preferably somewhere close to the Mission district? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: pinkfog Mar 1, 2008 08:48 AM

    Pacific Super for sure.

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      peppatty RE: pinkfog Mar 1, 2008 09:31 AM

      For super fresh, get them at the source, hon's wun-tun house on 648 Kearny.

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        Xiao Yang RE: peppatty Mar 2, 2008 08:56 AM

        I don't think all of Hon's noodles are made on the premises, since they have a factory on Jessie St. The flat rice noodles are likely to be made off-site, as they are not big sellers at Hon's.

      2. Windy RE: pinkfog Mar 1, 2008 12:29 PM

        Casa Thai on 16th should have them.

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          OldTimer RE: pinkfog Mar 1, 2008 01:00 PM

          The best chow fun noodle price is at 99 Ranch.

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            foodiemonster RE: pinkfog Mar 1, 2008 04:27 PM

            Go to this fresh noodle shop on the 16th between Mission and South Van Ness - two shops away from Bar Bambino. Buzz them and you can buy by the pound.

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              david kaplan RE: foodiemonster Mar 2, 2008 04:18 AM

              Can you say more about this place? What kind of noodles do they make, what have you tried, what's it called, etc.? I've lived around the corner for years and have never heard of a fresh noodle shop nearby. Thanks for the tip.

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                Xiao Yang RE: david kaplan Mar 2, 2008 06:44 AM

                Maybe related to the Vietnamese market across the street that sells fresh noodles in the back?

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                  david kaplan RE: Xiao Yang Mar 2, 2008 12:48 PM

                  What's the Vietnamese market on 16th between Mission & S. Van Ness? So much still to learn about my neighborhood!

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                    Xiao Yang RE: david kaplan Mar 2, 2008 06:17 PM

                    It's called Hwa Lei Market, I believe. It looks like a Mexican produce market on the outside, but is crammed with Asian stuff inside.

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                  foodiemonster RE: david kaplan Mar 2, 2008 11:09 AM

                  I do not remember the name of the shop. I remember some chinese characters that translates to noodle factory. They will sell you the flat rice noodles by the pound(still warm) and will ask if you want them cut into strips. You will get to see the equipment that is used to make and steam the noodles. 2 to 3 maybe 4 shops to the right(going towards mission st.) of Bar Bambino.

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                    Dave MP RE: foodiemonster Mar 3, 2008 04:30 PM

                    Hmm, this definitely needs to be investigated! I'll do so as soon as I can. If anyone else does first please report back. Foodiemonster - when is the last time you went there?

              2. intomeat RE: pinkfog Mar 1, 2008 05:55 PM

                Yung Kee on Jackson btwn Stockton & Grant. Made daily and sold out early.

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                  Mike CP RE: intomeat Mar 1, 2008 08:01 PM

                  Yung Kee is good since you are going straight to the source. I guess Hon's also makes them homemade, but I haven't been.

                  Here's a thread I started over a year ago about fresh rice noodles at Yung Kee:


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                    Dave MP RE: Mike CP Mar 1, 2008 08:04 PM

                    Oops, I posted that not realizing the computer was logged into my brother's account. As can be seen, he copied the format of my chowhound handle :)

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                    Xiao Yang RE: intomeat Mar 1, 2008 08:13 PM

                    IIRC, Yung Kee has no identifying sign in English. It's at 732 Jackson St.

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                      farmersdaughter RE: intomeat Mar 6, 2008 11:00 AM

                      I bought 4 sheets from Yung Kee yesterday to make Pim's pad see ew (link to recipe: http://www.chezpim.com/blogs/2008/01/...) for dinner last night. The noodles were very fresh and the 4 sheets cost me $1.10-can't argue with that! My only complaint is that one of the sheets was not in good shape and most of it was too shredded to use in the dish. But three sheets are more than enough for a stir fry for two - even two sheets probably would do it.

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