Housemade Noodles

These seven local restaurants still insist on making their own, with rustic and satisfyingly chewy results

There’s nothing like a bowl of noodles for the ultimate in Asian comfort food—but it’s even more special when they’re made in-house. It’s admirable that a small-but-dedicated cadre of O.C. restaurants continues to practice this vanishing art at a time when factories can churn them out much more economically. Whether the noodles are knife-cut, hand-torn, or hand-kneaded, they’re all worth slurping.