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Feb 17, 2009 02:17 PM

Best won ton soup?

As a child we used to order won ton soup whenever we had Chinese food. The won tons were not slimy and over cooked , the noodle part had a bite to it like good ravioli pasta does. There were a few slices of abalone in it that we would fight over . Have not been able to find a good comparison in probably twenty years. Help!

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  1. When I was a kid, there was a Chinese restaurant in Encino on Ventura Blvd where they served sizzling won ton soup -- memories! Fried dumplings in soup. Yum-fest! Does anyone remember that restaurant?

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      1. re: Silverlaker

        Was it the place that used to be next to Amir's Falafel? I forgot the name but that place was a family favorite when I was growing up.

      2. Sorry no, my memories are of Ah Fongs, Wan Q, Trader Vicks and the Luau in Beverly Hills and surrounding area.

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        1. re: delishdonna

          I know one thinks of Chinese for Won Ton soup, just recently I had the best and I mean the best won ton soup ever at a Thai spot called "Krua Thai" in North Hollywood on Sherman Way. For around $4-5.00 a huge bowl for 3-4 people with an amazing broth, plenty of wontons, pork, and chinese brocolli-try it and you'll agree-report back!


          1. re: Hypnotic23

            BBQ Unlimited on Sherman Way makes a really good wor won ton soup with all the goodies in it.

            1. re: Hypnotic23

              Just tried the won ton soup at Krua Thai. I'm sorry to say I did not like it . The broth had good flavor (a little heavy handed with the garlic). The won ton were slimy and the pork filling was tasty but rubbery hard. The pork slices were dry and difficult to chew. all and all not what I have been looking for ....thank you for the suggestion... but I will still keep searching..

              1. re: Hypnotic23

                I was going to just post that place! Happened to read a review and was in that area the other night and it was great - partcularly the won ton soup and Pad Thai Krua Thai (heck - while you are there). As for the soup, the vegetable was crunchy, the wonton chewy - not slimy - lots of roastes pork... very good. I second the rec.

              2. re: delishdonna

                No slimy, chewy wontons at Wonton Forest in Hacienda Heights. The perfectly cooked wontons are succulent. A burst full of flavor once you bite into it. I work pretty close but live about 30 miles away... It's worth the drive...

                1. re: MengMacFoodie

                  Thank you for this sounds like this might be the place!

                  1. re: delishdonna

                    delishdonna, the owner/cook of Wonton Forest is very friendly. If you wish to modify something, just let him know. He is working hard to please...and he is really into what he does.

              3. i love the wor won ton at fu's palace on pico.

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                1. re: woofer

                  Thank you. I've eaten at Krua Thai a few times but never had the won ton soup. I will try it. Anything else you especially like from there?

                2. wonton forest in hacienda heights

                  crack chili sauce worth the drive alone

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                  1. re: ns1

                    I would go to Wonton Forest every day -- if I lived closer.
                    I especially love their wontons, so delicate...yet so substantial.
                    This is not a typical bowl of wonton soup; one can actually taste the fine ingredients and there is nothing artificial or funky going on.

                    1. re: liu

                      i actually prefer the chiu chow noodles w/said wontons.

                      1. re: ns1

                        I always order their "dry" bowl with the noodles and the wontons; I top it with some of their spicy homemade chili sauce...the best!
                        I am sad when I can see the bottom of the bowl.

                        1. re: liu

                          Thanks for all the tips ...I'm definately going to try this place.

                    2. re: ns1

                      A carton of his outrageous chili sauce is available to take away for $3. I suggest putting it in a small glass container and storing in the fridge. It's so addicting on so many things but it was best on my post thanksgiving turkey jook!

                      Wonton Forest
                      18230 Gale Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748

                      1. re: sel

                        I'm also hooked on the chili sauce. I buy a container of the sauce almost every other week. Love it on some fried rice, pad thai.... Gives anything you put on a nice spicy and garlicky KICK!!!

                    3. Wor won ton soup at Paul's Kitchen downtown. Meal in itself and they have those fried noodles you can put in....definitely old school.

                      Paul's Kitchen
                      1012 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90015