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Jul 12, 2008 03:58 PM

Buying fresh flat rice noodles?

Can someone recommend a place to buy fresh flat rice noodles for home cooking? I live in West Hollywood, so Thai Town is pretty close by for me.

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  1. Have you tried Bangkok Market?

    1. Bangkok Market on Melrose east of Western always has them as do the Korean supermarkets on Western, HK Super and California Market. If you're in the Chinatown area there's Ai Hoa supermarket and a few others. Chow Fun...mmmmmm

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      1. re: PinotPlease

        Hmm, I did look through Bangkok Market, but maybe I missed them. Next time I'll ask.


        1. re: Bookhouse

          Not sure about this market, but often the noodles are located in the baked goods area. Near the breads and asian pastries.

          1. re: justagthing

            OK, on this trip I found them. They're in a wire rack across the aisle from the refrigerated noodles. Now, we'll see if I can cook with them.

            Thanks, everyone!

      2. If you're willing to go to China Town early (before 1pm), there's a fresh rice noodle factory there that has delicious rice noodles. My mom goes there, so I don't know where it exactly is, but she said it's on college a little off the main Broadway strip where all the shops are. They'll see it to you in plastic bags by the pound. You can also buy the dim-sum rice crepes there in bags too.

        1. I'm assuming you're asking for "look fun" or "cheong fun " which is the plain rice noodle? Any 99 Ranch Market carries it as well as most Vietnamese stores in the south bay area. Usually runs about $1.50 for a plastic bag either sliced or in whole sheets. They also offer the rice noodle which contains bits of dried shrimp, green onions, roast pork, etc. in plastic wrap on styrofoam which is pretty good by itself.