The Skinny: Lucky Noodle King, sans the cheesy name, as got to have some of the best Chinese noodles I’ve ever eaten. They’re located off of Delmar in SGV(aka new Chinatown). My close friend Jesse Duron(GM of the new Miku Restaurant In Downtown LA, projected to open early summer across from the Standard Hotel) suggested that we go check the place out. He read about it on Eater LA and the place did no disappoint
The High: I ordered the Beef & Tendon Noodle soup…it was definitely super tastey. I actually think it might give sue’s Kitchen’s version a run for their money. The soup was just the right amount of heat and if you wanted to add more there was of course the Chinese hot sauce with pepper and hot oil. Jesse got the dan dan noodles which area a traditional Sichuan style of noodles. It consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables (often including zha cai, 榨菜, lower enlarged mustard stem, or ya cai, 芽菜, upper mustard stems), chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles. –according to wikipedia. These noodles were some of the best I’ve ever had in my entire life! We also had the Green Onion Pancake which was a great side dish to compliment the noodles that we were eating.
The Low: Do not go here on a Hot day. We went on a day that it was near a 100 degrees out and….NO AC+HOT SOUP+SPICY = SWEATING BULLETS. Also if you get the dan dan noodles…eat that after you eat the other stuff because the flavor is so overpowering it makes everything else taste almost bland!
Would you come back? YES! I’d like to try everything there!
More info: www.luckynoodleking.com | 534 E. Valley Blvd. Suite 10, San Gabriel, CA 91776 | (626)573-5668