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Cold noodles in D.C. area

LDW Jul 30, 2008 01:51 PM

There was an article on the San Francisco Chronicle website today about great places to eat Japanese, Korean and Chinese cold noodles. Anyone know of a great place to eat cold noodles in the D.C. area? In particular, I'd love to find hiyashi chuka (Japanese cold ramen), but I'd go for Korean or Chinese as well.

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    Minger Jul 30, 2008 02:11 PM

    I ate Chinese cold noodles recently at TemptAsian in Annandale and A&J in Rockville (also in Arlington).

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      Elyssa Jul 30, 2008 02:20 PM

      I've always really loved the cold sesame noodles at Mr. Chen's Organic Chinese Restaurant in Woodley Park. They also deliver to a limited area (sadly, not my apartment anymore :( )

      1. ballston01 Jul 30, 2008 03:47 PM

        Naeng myon, a North Korean dish consisting of cold noodles in cold broth, is available at many (if not most) local Korean restaurants, including Woo Lae Oak in Tyson's Corner.

        Woo Lae Oak
        8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

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          deangold Jul 31, 2008 05:13 AM

          Best Naeng Myul I've had are at Yett Gol in Glenmont shopping center in Wheaton at Randolph & Georgia. Great seafood pancake, Seoul Long Tang, Boiled beef & tripe appetizer and Soon du Bu. The rest of the menu is pretty standard and just OK.

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          Steve Jul 30, 2008 07:19 PM

          After years of trying cold noodle dishes and not 'getting it,' I finally had a eureka moment with the Chengdu noodles at Hong Kong Palace in Falls Church, VA (Seven Corners). The texture is perfect every time. Caution: very spicy.

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            Ericandblueboy Jul 31, 2008 05:27 AM

            Chinese cold noodles are vastly different from Japanese cold noodles. Chinese noodles are not subtle. The chengdu noodle mentioned above is covered in a heavy spicy sauce, whereas, the soba I've had in NYC is served without sauce, and you dip it yourself in a light soy-concoction. Just very different foods.

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              FoodieGrrl Jul 31, 2008 07:31 AM

              Agreed - with both Steve and Ericandblueboy. The Chengdu noodles are very definitely not subtle, but they are incredible.

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              Lori D Jul 31, 2008 06:47 AM

              Zaru soba is ridiculously easy to make at home.

              I think that all of the Korean grocery stores with a lunch counter have naengmyun.

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                gyozagirl Jul 31, 2008 08:19 AM

                Maybe if you're willing to make the trek (or have friends in Rockville you've been meaning to visit, haha), Temari in Rockville serves some tasty Hiyashi-chuka.

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