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Feb 13, 2009 05:04 PM

Best Sesame Noodle in Chinatown?

I'm looking for the version NOT made with vermicelli noodles, rather the wheat-based ones. Sesame paste should be gooey and it should be served flaming hot, perhaps with baby shrimp mixed in.


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  1. So, no cold noodles? Baby shrimp? I don't think I've ever had noodles with both sesame paste and baby shrimp. Where have you had those?

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    1. re: Pan

      Temple Garden in Madison, WI. They were easily the best Asian noodle dish I have ever had. Haven't seen them since, except with vermicelli noodles, but surely they must exist somewhere in Chinatown...

      1. re: lightstays

        But don't forget that Chinatown is mostly Cantonese and Fujianese, while sesame paste noodle is out of northern China. Strange Taste Cuisine does have a sesame noodle dish, but I'm guessing it's not what you're looking for. You might have better luck looking in Flushing.

    2. Although originally from northern China, sesame paste/sesame seed is now found throughout China. The Fujianese have a sesame noodle dish which is traditionally served at wedding banquets. I think Eastern Hand-Pulled Noodles may have such a dish. Strange Taste will try to make it for you as you like but their English is more limited.

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      1. re: scoopG

        Thanks for the clarification. There's no Fujianese food to speak of in California, so one has to go to Sichuan, Korean or Beijing style restaurants out here.

        1. re: scoopG

          I kind of struck out at Eastern Hand-Pulled. Got egg noodles with a kind of runny peanut sauce. any suggestions of place in Flushing?