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Jul 7, 2011 05:56 PM

Beef noodle soup with unlimited pickled vegetables?

Hey guys,

Is there a Taiwanese/Chinese beef noodle soup place that has unlimited pickled vegetables (shuan chai) for condiment? All the places in Taiwan have this, but the places I've been to in the US only give you a little bit.


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  1. Places like New Taste Dumpling House, Mei Long Village, 101 Noodle Express, etc. all have canisters of pickled veggies on the table as part of their "lazy susan condiment tray".

    Use as much as you want, and when you empty a canister just reach over to the adjacent table and start over.

    Dumpling House Restaurant
    5612 Rosemead Blvd, Temple City, CA 91780

    101 Noodle Express
    1408 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

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

    4 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      How about Noodle King in Alhambra?

      Speaking of condiments, are there also places that make chili sauce/paste with bone marrow (and have it as a table condiment) like some of the Taipei beef noodle shops?

      1. re: K K

        Old Country Cafe comes to mind immediately, and I believe Mama's Lu might also.

        Old Country Cafe
        2 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

        1. re: ipsedixit

          So the chili sauce at Old Country Cafe uses bone marrow? What a shock to my veggie friends dousing their stinky tofu in it. Theirs and Pa Pa Walk's are so similar I wondered if it was a commercial brand...or if someone stole (or borrowed) the recipe.

          Old Country Cafe
          2 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

      2. Little China in Torrance serves home made head cabbage kim chee with their meals even with beef noodle soup. A funny combination but they speak Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean here while serving basically Mandarin food. Their Korean soup noodle dishes (ie. Ja jang mein) are quite popular during lunch time. I love the intense beef brothiness of their beef noodle soup.
        BTW, Seafood Port in Torrance serves pickled vegetables with their meals also.

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