I surrender... just give me chow fun
- toutefrite Feb 16, 2010 07:55 PM
So no more whining from this ex-Canadian about the dearth of good Cantonese style food. But please, share your favorite chow fun place with me? I will go anywhere in the city, and I don't care if they sell it alongside with vegetarian burgers or pineapple pizza. I want the wok-charred, chewy noodles, caramelized beef and green onion goodness. Please share.
not in SD, but if you're ever in Vegas, Cathay House does a pretty good beef chow fun.
If you go to Emerald in SD, make sure you ask for it "dry." They completely threw me off when they asked if I wanted it "wet" or "dry." Wet was very gross and not what I thought it would be.
I think 99 Ranch's steam table has beef chow fun.
Or just drive up to the SGV and hit up the Cantonese places there. Quite frankly, I wait for LA/SGV, SF or Vegas to have my Cantonese fix. Or get a close version of it via pad see ew at Saffron or Sab e Lee.
If you find a good source here, please post! I'd love to have a closer, good source for beef chow fun too!
Well the brain transplants for the heathens in my midst have yet to occur... I just can't take the breaks between the SGV!!!!! I am a chow fun fiend, madman, glutton, addict. But thanks for the tip for Vegas, I may get there sooner than the SGV. I promise to share any finds, I am not selfish, just gluttonous. And you're right, pad see ew is a pretty good alternative.
Best place I have found for Chinese and Vietnamese noodles (except for Pho - go two blocks east to Pho Hoa). My favorite is the house special egg noodle soup. The crispy fried noodles is also great.
The best part is that the prices are very low and the quality high.
Pho Hoa Restaurant
4717 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
Minh Ky Chinese Restaurant
4644 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115