I made it to Wo Chong before the parade. If I heard correctly, a company called “Kam Ho” produces their noodles. They don’t know where its based out of. Sold by weight. I got their wonton noodle. Nice hyper-al dente texture. Much superior to the egg noodles produced by the Hong Kong Noodle Company and marketed in 1999 They got plenty late in the day though.
They tend to spoil after that, so I believe the items on the shelf (at room temperature) are from that day’s batch. The benefit of purchasing noodles from Yuen Hop (early in the day) or a restaurant is that they frequently sell the noodles loose in a bag, having been cut from the sheet and pulled apart by hand. It can be challenging to completely separate even the room temperature versions where the entire sheet is cut while rolled and packaged. I apologize that none of that is helpful in finding these outside of Oakland, but I did notice the producer Win Kee’s address is listed as 1054 Revere Ave, San Francisco, CA. It might only be truck distribution there, but it doesn’t hurt to inquire!
I know of lots of places that make fresh rice noodle sheets that can be cut into flat noodles. For round vermicelli noodles, I only know of Dai Loi from my other post andVan An Bakery but I’m not positive they make it from scratch. I think they do though.
Wo Chong produces tofu for supermarkets in their factory in Potrero Hill, but they also have a storefront in Chinatown where they sell small quantities of tofu skin and smoked (or five spice? The latter hasn’t happened to me in years; they run out and tell me to return in two hours. Better to go early for noodles too.
It’s useful to find out when they deliver. I discovered some excellent rice noodles that were in a bag and still warm at an Asian market in Suisun. The owner claimed they are delivered on Saturday and frequently go fast. On a Saturday, I just so happened to be there and I grabbed the last bag.
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Texture is everything with noodles, and ours have the perfect bite. The fresh Asian noodles from Nona Lim can be kept in your refrigerator or freezer and are ready to be paired with any of our broths for stir-fries, homemade pad see ew, or upscale ramen. You won’t go back once you’ve tried Nona Lim’s “real” Asian noodles!
Are fresh rice noodles already cooked?
Whether fresh or dried, rice noodles are fully cooked. The majority only require a brief amount of cooking time to reheat, while a few (mostly soaked dried goods) may only require a few minutes. The thickest dried goods may require up to 15 minutes.
What are fresh rice noodles made from?
Rice noodles, or just rice noodles, are noodles made primarily from rice flour and water. To increase the gelatinous and chewy texture of the noodles or to increase transparency, ingredients like tapioca or corn starch are occasionally added.
What are the healthiest rice noodles?
Thankfully, whole-grain or brown rice noodles also exist. Look for those to slightly increase the nutritional content, or choose soba, kelp, or shirataki noodles in place of rice noodles because they are all higher in fiber and nutrients.
Are pad Thai and rice noodles the same?
The ingredients for pad thai are soaked dried rice noodles, chopped firm tofu, eggs, fish sauce, tamarind pulp, garlic, shallots, red chili pepper, and palm sugar. It is typically served with lime wedges and chopped roasted peanuts.