10 Great Places for Asian Noodles in Orange County

Extra noodles, please!
Extra noodles, please!
Kristine Hoang

To say that ramen and pho make up the majority of Orange County's Asian noodle population would be a fallacy. From the deepest corners of Little Saigon to the home court of Knott's, restaurants have been serving noodles in ways too diverse and vast to simplify, illustrating the limitlessness of the noodle's versatility. If you're interested in the county's mainstream spots but also those lesser known, here are some starting points for your upcoming noodle tour.

10. Fukada (Irvine)

10 Great Places for Asian Noodles in Orange County
Kristine Hoang

Like your udon with duck? Sauteed mushrooms? Seafood? Fukada's where you'll need to go, because it simply has it all. There's nothing flashy about their udon noodles--they're simple and light--but that's the point of udon, after all. (For those who want stronger flavors, ramen is your friend.) If you're not interested in eating udon alone, try the spicy tuna don (rice with spicy tuna and seaweed) and udon combo.

8683 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, (949) 341-0111; facebook.com/pages/Fukada/153148371368621

9. Mas' Chinese Islamic Restaurant (Anaheim)

10 Great Places for Asian Noodles in Orange County
Photo by Phil Denton

Dao xiao miàn (which means "knife-cut noodles" in Chinese) was made for fans of thick, chewy noodles shaved from a block of rolled dough--and there's plenty of it at Mas' Chinese Islamic Restaurant. Have it stir-fried or put into a noodle soup, and if that's not your thing, opt for the extra crispy pan-fried noodles with beef and vegetables. Add a side of green onion pie and dinner can't fail ya now.

601 E Orangethorpe Ave, Anaheim, (714) 446-9553; facebook.com/pages/Mas-Islamic-Chinese-Restaurant/105002922876951



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