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Lower Westchester--Sesame Noodle Quest

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Maryld Jul 10, 2013 12:24 PM

Given all the nasty hot weather recently, I've been craving cold sesame noodles for dinner. However, I can't seem to find any that are balanced--either they're too astringent or pale and bland or downright icky-sticky.

Can you recommend your favorite places for sesame noodles in southern Westchester? Thanks!

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    MRS RE: Maryld Jul 10, 2013 12:27 PM

    David Chen's are pretty decent.

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      Maryld RE: MRS Jul 10, 2013 12:32 PM

      Is this the same David who was on Central Ave.
      first in Scarsdale at Pagoda, and later in the space next door to the Vietnamese restaurant--convoluted, but I can't remember the name of the place. It's currently a "sports bar".

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        valerie RE: Maryld Jul 11, 2013 06:47 AM

        Rudy's is the name of the place now.

        We like the sesame noodles at Seven Woks in Scarsdale.

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          Maryld RE: valerie Jul 11, 2013 06:53 AM

          Is Seven Woks near 5 corners? I seem to recall a discussion
          about a Chinese place around 5 corners whose owners
          used to have one of the take-out places on Garth Rd. It was also mentioned was that the food was very good.

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            valerie RE: Maryld Jul 11, 2013 07:03 AM

            Yes, Golden Horseshoe shopping center.

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              MRS RE: Maryld Jul 11, 2013 06:19 PM

              You are thinking of Jade Spoon whose owners used to have Chopstix on Garth Road.

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            MRS RE: Maryld Jul 11, 2013 06:20 PM

            No, this is David Chen in Armonk.

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          kdgchow RE: Maryld Jul 11, 2013 05:14 AM

          While not sesame noodles per se, I think the Szechuan cold noodles on the Sichuan menu at Imperial Wok in North White Plains are pretty good.

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            raider RE: kdgchow Jul 11, 2013 05:51 AM

            the imperial wok cold noodles are good indeed. not the best, but for westchester, just fine.

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              Maryld RE: raider Jul 11, 2013 06:58 AM

              So what is the magic that makes NYC sesame noodles better than Westchester??? It's a fairly uncomplicated recipe. When I lived in NYC, I would just go into any Chinese restaurant and get great noodles. I'm beginning to think that all this morphing into "Asian Bistros" has muddied the waters and the chefs are tinkering with standard recipes to make them their own--sort of like the nouvelle lobster with vanilla syndrome.

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            FKM123 RE: Maryld Jul 12, 2013 06:41 AM

            The cold noodles at Goldenrod on Route 1 in New Rochelle are the best I've had in Westchester. That said, pick some up on the way home from Chinatown or Flushing.

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              The_Way RE: Maryld Dec 29, 2013 05:12 PM

              H-Mart sells fresh and dried chinese noodles as well as soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, peanut oil, sesame paste and peanut butter, ginger, etc. If you really want fresh consider grinding your own sesame seeds and/or peanuts to mix with the oil. Youtube has excellent demos.

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