10 Best Handmade Chinese Noodle Restaurants in Los Angeles
|Sweethome Grill Beef Noodle Soup|
Though the establishment has been open for just three months, it's the intricacy of the broth at Sweethome Grill that caught our attention. Noodle soups can be cumbersome to eat after a while, especially since they're so heavy in carbs and loaded with spice. But somehow the people over at Sweethome make them just right. The chef, who hails from Henan, has been cooking for 20 years and is classically trained in the art of noodle making. (He immigrated to the United States in 2005; according to owner Alex Ho, all the employees are from Northern China.) Sweethome Grill's standard beef hand-pulled noodle soup ($5.59) is a complicated mix of long, chewy strands of thick noodles paired with lily (jin zhen cai 金针菜), sweet potato noodles (hong shu fen 红薯粉), cilantro and seaweed (hai dai 海带). The noodles are long and the ideal balance between soft and chewy. The broth is stewed with lamb, chicken and beef bones for 10 hours before it's served -- which gives the broth its unique flavor. 402 E. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel; (626) 288-0099.
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250 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, CA