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Aug 19, 2009 01:49 PM

KC - Fresh Chinese Noodles?

I'm in the Brookside area - where can I find fresh, thin Chinese egg noodles or fresh ramen noodles?

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  1. Did you check any of the many Asian markets in town?

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    1. re: jm054

      no, i haven't - trying to determine what's the closest to me that might have them. or if anyone has seen them anywhere?

      1. re: jdl98

        Nothing really close to Brookside as far as Asian Markets go. There are 2 in OP: 102nd and Metcalf, 888 Market at 87th and Farley across from the library

        River market area has at least two as well. I'm not sure I've seen fresh noodles at any of them but haven't been looking :)

    2. I've only seen them dried or frozen unless you buy those ones that are with the specialty produce in conventional groceries I can't vouch for them, as I haven't eaten them. I usually buy dried #3 or #4 from a factory in Chicago. I can go look up the name of the factory if they are of interest. They're good noodles, make great dan dan noodles or niu rau mein. For ramen, I use a chuka soba distributed by Shirakiku. I've seen it at the big asian market north of city market and also in Oriental Supermarket at 103rd and Metcalf. Sorry, I just don't know if good fresh noodles are available in the KC area.

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      1. re: amyzan

        thanks for the help. there's a recipe in the latest gourmet or bon appetit that calls for fresh noodles as if they're readily available! guess i'll sub with what i can find.

        1. re: jdl98

          Sounds interesting! If you have the name of the dish, it might be easier to find a good substitute noodle. There is also a Chinese market off I-35 at 95th St. It's on the frontage road on the southwest corner, and I'm drawing a blank on the name, starts with an "h' maybe? The last time I was in there, however, they were carrying a lot of southeast Asian products, so don't know if they'd have fresh Chinese noodles.