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Jul 11, 2010 10:30 PM

Crispy Noodles Where to Find?

Which grocery store can i find them? The ones that they sprinkle on Chinese Chicken Salad. I have pretty much searched high and low for them.
Please don't suggest that its easy to make at home. I am looking for something off the shelf.

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  1. I'm sure I've seen them in like a Styrofoam bowl/tray at loblaws or something..

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    1. re: BamiaWruz

      i feel like they're pretty ubiquitous but I cannot pinpoint exactly where I've seen them (which doesn't help at all). Have you tried a No Frills (i'm thinking the Dufferin Mall location)? I think I've generally seen them around the produce section in the area where they might have tofu. I don't usually see them on the grocery shelves.

      Good luck!


      1. re: wontonfm

        I thought that it would be easy to find till I started looking for them....I have my doubts they would be near the tofu section......I think you might be thinking about regular egg noodles....This is what I'm looking for,not neccesary the same brand...

        1. re: warlock

          They would not be refrigerated or they'll go soggy, so not near the tofu but I'm sure I've seen them around! I've picked some up now that I think of it on clearance once at a real canadian superstore.

          1. re: BamiaWruz

            I definitely used to buy them in a green styrofoam tray in the refridgerated section near the tofu.... but not sure how long ago, I haven't bought them in years!

            Good luck!

            1. re: BamiaWruz

              I agree with BamiaWruz, they don't need refrigeration. I used to see them in the produce section in major supermarkets, on styrofoam trays covered in plastic wrap, but I don't think I've seen them for years, come to think of it. Perhaps you could try checking out the large Chinese supermarkets like T and T.

              1. re: Chatty Cathy

                I did check T&T,could not find them... ...I do remember the Styrofoam packaging covered in plastic wrap.....but now when I'm looking for them,can't seem to find it anywhere......

      2. Chinese crispy noodles, aka chow mein noodles are found in the Asian aisle of your local grocery store chain. The most popular brand is La Choy. Now WONTON skins are a completely different thing. Since these are a fresh dough product and WILL spoil, these are found packaged in plastic wrap in the produce section of your grocery store. Popular brand is Melissa's. For use on soups and salads, You will need to cut them into strips and deep fry them. Also keep in mind if your local grocery store doesn't sell a lot of wonton skins, they will not stock them. Check the freezer section near egg rolls. Another tip is if you don't live in a diverse neighborhood, try shopping in one. In this case, a known Asian community. Hope this helps!

        1. I've seen packaged ramen noodles used in Chinese chicken salad...also in other kinds of salads to add some crunch.

          Open a package, crush them up a little and sprinkle on your salad. Packaged ramen is basically a fried noodle.

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          1. re: monku

            Tried them but they are just not the same....I'm looking for something thicker.....

          2. You're talking about the deep-fried, slightly orange noodles that come in one-inch sticks, right? They're used as a salad topping and were used for that tried and true bake sale staple: chocolate haystacks. No Frills and Price Chopper always stock these. They'll definitely be in the produce section, although they need no refridgeration - I think it's a product placement thing, putting them close to the lettuce and the tofu. In the States, you'll find them in a canister, but 'round these parts, you will indeed find them plastic wrapped on a styrofoam tray labelled, "Chinese Chow Mein Noodles".

            They're oh-so-good as a snack on their own. Mmmm...

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            1. re: SweetSweetPotato

     hit the nail on the head.....I have seen them before in styrofoam tray with plastic wrap...but not been seeing them recently....maybe I'm looking at the wrong stores.....

              1. re: warlock


                Yesterday I saw the noodles as described above at No Frills, Victoria Park and Lawrence, in the same aisle along with the type of packaged chow mein noodles that are boiled and stir-fried. Hope this helps you!

                1. re: Chatty Cathy

                  Thanks.....I will go down there today after work......

            2. Well I'm not sure whereabouts you are but any grocery store in Agincourt [Asian] should have them. Any asian grocery store along Finch Ave. E. out toward Markham Rd.