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Jul 19, 2014 01:05 PM

Fresh lo mein noodles in Oakland/Berkeley - where to buy?

Wondering if anyone knows where to find fresh packaged lo mein noodles in the East Bay. Oakland Chinatown or thereabouts would be ideal.

This is what I have in mind, more or less:


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  1. Berkeley Bowl has fresh Chinese noodles in the refrigerator. I'm not sure which type they are. Some more sources in this topic:

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Thanks - I'd noticed those in the past but forgotten about them. If memory serves, the Berkeley Bowl ones are not sealed like the packaged ones, so probably need to be used within a day or so of purchase, whereas I think the packaged sealed ones are good for a week or so.

    2. Yuen Hop in Oakland Chinatown has an overwhelming selection of fresh noodles - more egg, less egg, no egg, various thicknessess - it makes it hard to remember which ones I love when I try to recreate dishes that worked, but I'm guessing if you go for one of the skinny "less egg" noodles would work.

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      1. re: daveena

        I fulfill most of my noodle and dumpling wrapper needs at Yuen Hop. Like the Berkeley Bowl noodles, they are not in sealed plastic bags, but I'm not sure that lessens their shelf life that much. I've frequently made one noodle dish the day of, then used the rest of the noodles later in the week with good results. If you want a fully sealed version, they have it at 99 Ranch, Sun Hop Fat, and likely some stores in Oakland Chinatown (though I haven't noticed, as I always get noodles at Yuen Hop).

        1. re: daveena

          Another vote for Yuen Hop. Great selection and good quality too.