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Where to find frozen/fresh Ramen Noodles?

GenevieveCa Jan 19, 2010 03:37 PM

I am in West LA near SM. But i can also have them purchased by my husband who works in Hollywood.

I have been to Mitsuwa on Centinela and also to the Nijya market on Sawtelle, both places were out of the Ramen noodles, only thick Udon and Ramen with flavor packets remained.

I am making my own from Takashi's Noodles cookbook, can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Professor Salt RE: GenevieveCa Jan 19, 2010 04:59 PM

    You can find Chinese style wheat noodles by themselves. But Japanese ramen noodles by themselves? Never seen that in retail packages in a supermarket. Is there a problem with using the packaged noodles and tossing the soup flavor packets?

    I guess another option is to go to a ramen shop and ask for a few clumps of their fresh noodles. They might look at you funny, but they'll probably sell you some.

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      GenevieveCa RE: Professor Salt Jan 19, 2010 05:22 PM

      I guess i just don't want to pay extra for something i will just throw away.

      If it comes down to it, i will, but i would rather do a bit of searching before settling on that option.

    2. kushnerom RE: GenevieveCa Jan 19, 2010 08:02 PM

      I saw this on another post from a related topic
      "you can buy fresh, handmade soba noodles at ichimi-an on pch.
      i'm pretty sure the ramen-ya of your choice would be happy to oblige."

      I have heard great things about this restaurant--it's in the almost Palos Verdes portion of Torrance and they handmake their noodles there so most likely they might sell you some if you want to make the trek.

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        gordo26 RE: GenevieveCa Feb 3, 2010 08:27 AM

        Nijiya has ramen noodles without the flavor packet. I was there yesterday and bought just that since I was making my own soup.

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          GenevieveCa RE: gordo26 Feb 3, 2010 09:14 AM

          i guess they had run out everywhere when i was shopping for it!
          will look there next time i make some.

        2. flylice2x RE: GenevieveCa Feb 3, 2010 01:57 PM

          Might want to check 99 Ranch Market or Marukai

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            hbkawachi RE: GenevieveCa Feb 9, 2010 12:11 AM

            You can use the noodles from a package of Yakisoba. Even though they called them "Yakisoba noodles" they aren't soba noodles, they are ramen noodles. Most Asian markets and standard markets that carry a limited supply of fresh Asian ingredients carry them.

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              will47 RE: GenevieveCa Feb 9, 2010 04:50 PM

              A lot of the Chinese markets locally have fresh "Japanese" Ramen noodles. Whether they are exactly what you're looking for may be a different story - I'm not sure they use the super alkaline water, so the texture might not be as chewy as some would like. The below two pictures are from Shun Fat, but most of the other Chinese markets I've been to have at least one of these brands.

              See attached photos.

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