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Vegetarian Beef Noodle Soup At Bean Sprouts Chinese Vegetarian in Arcadia

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Vegetarian Beef Noodle Soup At Bean Sprouts Chinese Vegetarian in Arcadia

Chandavkl | | Sep 28, 2006 08:10 PM

Finally got around to visiting Bean Sprouts at 103 E. Huntington Dr. in Arcadia. Frankly I had been a little skeptical as some of the general descriptions I had heard of the place made it sound like something you'd find in West L.A., instead of the San Gabriel Valley. However Bean Sprouts turned out to be the real deal. I ordered the Vegetarian Beef Flavor noodle soup, and it looked like the real thing you'd order at Yung Ho or any of the beef noodle places in the San Gabriel Valley. Little tiny chunks of mock beef looked like the genuine thing, and there was even a chunk of mock gristle! The broth looked like the real beef broth, too, complete with the thick oily goo that you always get. Taste was pretty genuine, too, except there wasn't the oily beef taste. For any converted vegetarians out there this is definitely worth trying. Also ordered the crispy soy chicken with white pepper, expecting a fried version of the vegetarian goose/duck dish one sees in Shanghai and Chiu Chow restaurants. However what I got was something that looks, tastes and feels like the pressed almond duck you get at Paul's Kitchen. Definitely one of the better and most interesting lunches I've had in a while.

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