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Aug 2, 2010 12:18 PM

Spiciest beef noodle soup

I seem to have a hard time finding very spicy beef noodle soup in SGV (admittedly I've not tried a lot of places). Kingburg Kitchen seems to have the hottest version I've found so far. JTLY has great noodles and great beef, but no matter what I say, the broth is just not hot enough. Dean Sin World also had kind of bland broth.

So, where can I get really spicy beef noodle soup?

Kingburg Kitchen
715 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Dean Sin World
306 N Garfield Ave # 2, Monterey Park, CA

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  1. I think Chung King (San Gabriel Ave. south of Mission) has this dish, and I'm sure they'll make it spicy. Does New Chong Quing (SG Ave. and Las Tunas) have it? Might be a good bet.

    I actually don't remember Kingburg as being particularly spicy, but it was pretty tasty.

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    1. re: cant talk...eating

      Chung King has two types of beef noodle dishes -- Beef Noodle Soup and Braised Beef with Rice Noodles. Ironically, the former is not spicy at all, and the latter is rather tame. If you go to Chung King, your best bet is to order the Boiled Sliced Beef in Hot Sauce and have them serve it to you over a bowl of noodles (sort of like how they will serve you a bowl of noodles piled high with ma po tofu).

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Slight hijack of this thread... I tried NCQ on Sunday and you're 100% right ipse, the spicy cold noodles were out of this world.

        Mr Taster

    2. Thisi s going to sound weird, but one place that does offer a spicy beef noodle soup is Mei Long Village.

      Mei Long Village
      301 W Valley Blvd Ste 112, San Gabriel, CA 91776

      1. Try #1 Noodle House in Rowland Heights, if you're up for the trip. I don't eat meat, but my gf does. I think that if you ask for it really spicy, it'll be plenty hot enough for you.

        1. This is probably a silly question, but is there a consensus about the "best" beef noodle soup in socal?

          For me, nothing beats my mother's version, but I don't like having to bug her to make more all the time :) The problem with most versions I find out there is that they're (a) not spicy enough and/or (b) the broth just doesn't have enough depth to it -- needs a deeper, stronger beefy flavor, less watery.