The Best Chinese Beef Noodle Soups in Los Angeles

Beef noodle soup at Noodle King | Photo by Natalie James, courtesy of NJinLA.com

Beef noodle soup, known as niu rou mian, is the epitome of Chinese comfort food. Found all throughout China and Taiwan, it’s a beloved dish that takes hours to make. Beef shanks must be slow-cooked for hours before they achieve their creamy texture. Noodles must be chewy, and most importantly, the broth must be rich and sustainable. Traditionally, the noodles are paired with a heaping of pickled mustard greens, which offers a crisp, sour contrast. Spicy is customizable and in some joints, used extremely liberally. It makes for a sustainable lunch or dinner and thankfully, there are plenty of places in Los Angeles to get your fix. Here are our picks.

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9425 Valley Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
806 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Moderate
5953 Temple City Blvd.
Temple City, CA 91780
1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
704 W Las Tunas Dr., Ste E3
San Gabriel, CA 91776