Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cheap Eats Under $5: Sam Woo's Wonton Noodle

More on good, cheap eats around LA! Unfortunately most of the ones under $5 will be around the San Gabriel area, but this one has branches all over, so you can find it in, say, Van Nuys too!

Sam Woo BBQ is pretty popular and has branches in downtown, Van Nuys, and of course, the San Gabriel area. They are usually popular for their roast duck and chashu (BBQ pork), but more on those another time! Right now I want to focus on their cheap wonton noodle soup: $3.95!This particular bowl is from the Alhambra location. It's a pretty big bowl and will definitely fill you up. They give you about 4 wontons, stuffed with pork and even shrimp. I really love the thin noodles - the thinness creates this wonderful texture in my mouth :)
The broth is pretty fishy compared to higher quality places, but it's flavorful and for the price, I think it's a great bowl! It hits the spot and doesn't hit your wallet that hard.

Sam Woo BBQ
514 W Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 281-0038

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H. C.

Yep, sometimes comfortable and cheap dishes are what hits the spot. I think my favorite place for wonton/dumpling soup (I usually forgo the noodles in favor of more of those meat-filled delights) is Har Lam Kee in Monterey Park


I grew up on this stuff. Every Saturday after Chinese school it would be wonton noodles in Chinatown or an Arch Deluxe at McDonald's. One of those don't exist anymore, and for good reason.

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