Hong Kong Noodle Company

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Hong Kong Noodle Company
Restaurant information
Established 1916
Food type Chinese noodles
Street address 710 East 9th Place Los Angeles, CA 90021 United States[1]
City Los Angeles
Country United States of America

Hong Kong Noodle Shop is a Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles, United States. It was founded in 1916 by Canton natives Jung David and his brother-in-law, Lester Soo Hoo, who had immigrated to Los Angeles.[2][3][4]

Fortune cookie[edit]

The Hong Kong Noodle Shop is usually associated with the fortune cookie, as its founders, Jung David and Lester Soo Hoo, claimed that they created the fortune cookie a few years after opening their noodle shop. They said that they were concerned about the paupers wandering outside his restaurant and decided to give them his cookies free of charge; however, to this day this claim has never been proven. (From family memoires)


  1. ^ Hong Kong Noodle Co Google Plus. Retrieved June 14, 2012
  2. ^ Parkinson, Rhoda. "Fortune Cookie History - Who Invented the Fortune Cookie?". About.com. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Borgna Brunner. "The History of the Fortune Cookie Born in California, of Chinese American—or maybe Japanese American—origin". Infoplease. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Funny and Fabulous Fortune Cookies Retrieved June 14, 2012

Coordinates: 34°02′11″N 118°15′03″W / 34.036286°N 118.250925°W / 34.036286; -118.250925