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10 Delicious Noodle Dishes You Need To Try in The San Gabriel Valley

Noodles are a serious business in the San Gabriel Valley. But what did you expect when you have an area so diverse with different cultures and cuisines? If you are ready to indulge your taste buds and up your noodle game with Burmese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and even Halal choices, here are 10 noodle dishes you need to try in the SGV.

Here’s my latest for LAist. Click here to see my list. 


Happy Eating!

Gottsui, of 626 Night Market fame, has just opened in Monterey Park on Garvey. They’re still in their soft-opening phase so they’re only open at night for the time being. Gottsui is in the midst of getting their liquor license, but they have an array of fruit tea drinks to fill the void for the time being.

The okonomiyaki aka Japanese pancake was delicious. More importantly though, the service at Gottsui was truly a cut above the rest.

We ordered the Spicy Beef Kobe Okonomiyaki, the Gottsui, the Kobe Beef Udon, and the Strawberry Ice Tea.

We also signed their board to officially welcome them to the 626!

Have any plans on visiting Gottsui?

-The Foodettes

  • 610 E Garvey Ave
    Monterey Park, CA 91755

FREE COFFEE at Mc Donalds. NATIONWIDE starting today until April 13th. Breakfast hours only.

We were very excited and grateful to be invited to attend the second annual Ramen Festival yesterday at the Santa Anita Race Track. Here are some picture highlights of the largest ramen festival in the United States.

Full details available here. 

Today is the Grand Opening of Pie Hole #Pasadena from 11am-3pm @indianacolony! Free coffee, crostata and giveaways!

If you’re looking for a quaint, cozy restaurant, Saladang in Pasadena has some tasty lunch specials available. The stuffed chicken wings are a stand out. 

If you’re looking for a Thai restaurant that serves more authentic Thai dishes, right next door to Saladang is Saladang Song, which has a more authentic menu!

363 S Fair Oaks Ave,

Pasadena, CA 91105

Chuan Ma is located in the Hong Kong shopping center in Rowland Heights.They have some pretty good food. Cash only though, so bring the dollars!

Favorites include:

Chong Qing chicken (tastes like spicy bacon!)

Szechuan Beef noodle soup (You can pay an additional 50 cents more for the thicker knife cut noodles.)

Spicy garlic pork slices over bean sprouts.

Noodle soup with Szechwan Style Chicken. 



18438 Colima Rd

Rowland Heights, CA 91748

If you’ve ever wanted to eat with Kristie, here’s your chance. She’s leading a Vietnamese food tour in the San Gabriel Valley on Saturday, April 26th. Have friends and family visiting? Sign up and give them the gift of good food and food knowledge!

Sign up here. 


The Ramen Festival will be hitting the Santa Anita Race Track in hopes of following the 626 Night Market’s footsteps. March 29th and 30th, ramen shops from all over California and Japan will be setting up shop to serve you their ramen. 

Here’s the commercial for the Ramen Yokocho Festival coming up at Santa Anita Park.  

Restaurant News: #SGV #Vietnamese staple Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa has been renamed Summer Rolls. Same owners. Same menu. New investors. A tad more expensive for the same food, but overall no need to panic ya’ll!

-Kristie H.