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Jul 29, 2009 01:44 PM

Where for best cold noodle dishes?

Nothing hits the spot in these dog days like some cold hand-made soba. What are your favorite cold noodle dishes? No holds barred; Japanese, Chinese, Thai,etc. And please give the name of the place that has the best version of your fave. August is almost upon us and man can't live by cold soba alone.

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  1. There is a place in Tustin called Ono Ono Hawaiian. This is not a part of a similarily named chain restaurant. It is owned by a very nice couple and since the wife is Korean, they also have Korean dishes on the menu. I love their Macadamian Nut Cold Noodles.

    1. Sounds you're looking for broader than soba, but Ichimann's soba is amazing:

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      1. re: mollyomormon

        They even have a handmade cold udon dish now, which is really, really good.

      2. Old Country Cafe - Chicken with sesame paste noodles

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          +2, 3, and 4.

          Taiwanese style cold sesame paste noodles with shredded chicken. Beats Ichimann's fancy soba for sure. And costs 1/2 as much.

          1. re: TonyC

            And use the money you save on some shaved ice ...

        2. Gardena Ramen serves hiyashi ramen during the summer months.

          1. Chabuya on Sawtelle serves Japanese style "Summer noodles", with peanut sauce, chashu, boiled egg, scallions, cucumber, and radishes. Yum.

            You can add extras, too (chashu chicken, or broccoli, or menma, etc.)