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Bamboodles - CLOSED

Map & Directions 535 W. Valley Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
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626-281-1226
  • Chinese
  • Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • BYOF, Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Parking Lot Available

Description

LA Weekly's Description

Bamboodles, the first American outlet of a small chain originating in Guangdong, is one of the new breed of noodleshop in the San Gabriel Valley, sleek and architected rather than slapped together in the closest restaurant-supply store, nicely air-conditioned, more or less English-speaking, and decorated with blown-up old black-and-whites of practitioners of the ancient Cantonese art of bamboo-stick noodles. In the Hong Kong fashion, beverages include milk tea, milk coffee and tea and coffee mixed. You will see lengths of bamboo on quite a few tables in the restaurant, filled with steamed rice and a judicious scattering of spicy stewed spareribs or sliced Chinese sausage with preserved pork belly. A couple of dollars gets you a plate of carefully steamed vegetables, perhaps Chinese broccoli cut into almost surgically even lengths, served with a little dish of oyster sauce. There is a minor sideline in dumplings, made with skins flattened to gossamer thinness. But you've come for the noodles kneaded in the front of the restaurant by a master bouncing on a th ick length of bamboo, and while the spicy beef noodles in broth,and the forest-green lo mien served with shell-on shrimp are both good, the restaurant's specialty is probably the noodles served in a strong broth with slices of fat, green-tea-braised pork, like a Cantonese equivalent of the Japanese tonkotsu ramen that was probably inspired by the Cantonese dish to begin with - pork noodles as seen in a hall of mirrors. See full review.

 
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Tips from foursquare

  • Fiona on 04/15/10

    Mon-thurs: buy 1 noodle dish get 2nd one for $1!

  • Jane D. on 01/06/11

    Get the Sopapillas for dessert. So delish.

  • DKTR F. on 07/25/10

    green tea noodles, superb, and my boyfriend had the handmade dumplings...we were too late for the soapapillas but next time!

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