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Chinese Noodle House in Edison, NJ Area ?

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Anyone know of any chinese noodlehouses in the Edison area ? I'm thinking of somewhere where I can get some wonton noodle soup, roast duck in noodle soup, soy sauce chicken in noodle soup or bbq pork on rice. Nothing too fancy, just some typical noodle shop stuff.

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  1. You should try China Bowl on Route 27. It's in the same strip mall as the Asian Food Market. There's also a Korean noodle house that's good on Rte 1 in the same strip mall as Shoprite. That's pretty good too.

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    1. re: wench31

      Thanks ! I've heard pretty good things about the Korean noodle house. I think it's called Edison Noodle House or something.

    2. Try the food court in the Hong Kong Supermarket on Park Avenue in South Plainfield. There are several food vendors. My favorite is the soup lady--she is from Taiwan and makes noodle soups as well as other noodle-based dishes that are excellent. Just ask her for something traditional Taiwanese, and she'll put something together for you that you'll love. There is also a stall where they sell dumplings, buns and snacks like scallion pancakes. The pork w. veggie buns are wonderful when they first come out.

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      1. re: albinoni

        The HK Supermarket has prepared food? Ummmm must try that then! Youre referring to the one on Park Avenue, yes, in the BIG LOTS shopping area? Thanks

        1. re: albinoni

          Just an update. This Honk Kong Supermarket location is now closed. :( Lost lease.

        2. China Bowl used to have good food, but it is DIRTY and the staff is really really offstandish. There is some hype about Shaighai Park in Highland Park but I have not tried it. Not sure about Wonder Seafood on 27 for noodles but I liked their other items.

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          1. re: nyebaby37

            My opinion on Shanghai Park is that it is AWESOME. I sincerely recommend it; it definetly lives up to the hype. I don't think they do stuff like noodle soups, though I wish they did. :( I also detest Wonder Seafood. >:(

            1. re: Ve_ex

              What is it about Wonder Seafood didn't you like?

              1. re: wench31

                I went for dimsum, and it was not very good. The fried radish cake (law bau gao) was really mushy and paste like. Other stuff that is pretty hard to mess up like shui mai and ribs and a couple of other "staple" dishes had this really nasty aftertaste. The rest of the dim sum I'd rate average to slightly below averge. Not horrible, really, but OK. When I factor in the really bad dim sum I had, my overall rating for Wonder Seafood is really bad. I really don't know what the hype is about.

                Shanghai park, on the other hand was phenomenal. It lived up to all the hype. The soup buns were outstanding; very thin skin, and extremely flavorful broth/meat. The shanghai noodles and rice cake were again, out of this world.

                1. re: Ve_ex

                  That's surprising that you didn't enjoy Wonder. Granted I have not returned in about 6 months but I found the dim sum to be excellent. My only complaint was that I was made to feel like an outsider and somewhat unwelcome. Maybe they've "jumped the shark". Anyone else with recent experiences?

                  1. re: bgut1

                    I have found Wonder to be hit or miss for Dim Sum. Prefer to go to 1-9 Seafood restaurant (just north of Woodbridge Mall on Rt. 1 North) for dim sum lately. Or if you want go farther west, I also like Dyanasty on Rt. 22 in Green Brook.

              2. re: Ve_ex

                Is this place in Highland Park?

                  1. re: deborahk

                    Shanghai Park is in Highland Park on Rt 27 on the left if you are driving up from New Brunswick.

                    Wonder Seafood is in Edison on Rt 27 on the right past the McDonald.
                    If you are going to Wonder Seafood during peak lunch and dinner hours and have a party of 2, be prepared to share tables. They are geared more to the big round tables for large families of 6+. I go after 1pm on weekdays for lunch to avoid the crowds.

              3. contrary to feeling like an outsider @ wonder, I def feel that way at China Bowl. I found wonder to be tasty, and the restaurant clean. I'll have to def try ShangPark, havent been there since it was mongolian bbq.

                1. The couple of times I've been to Wonder for dim sum, my table was the only non-Asians. However, the staff was friendly and we didn't feel at all uncomfortable. The dim sum was good, but there are just as good options closer to my Monmouth home so I don't get up there too often.

                  1. I hope nothing has happened to Wonder Seafood. We never had dim sum there, but have always loved their seafood dishes. We've even hosted dinner parties there. But, the last time we were there (Christmas Eve, 2006), we ordered two dishes, and both fell short. We are both reluctant to go back, even though I'm willing to chalk it up to a bad night, which can happen at any restaurant.

                    1. The dim sum at Wonder Seafood is terrific. Been there several times. They get very crowded so unless you have a party of 4+, you might end up sharing a table on weekends.

                      But for noodle soup, China Bowl is the place to go. Not the best of ambience but the noodle dishes are good.

                      Shanghai Park is more for juicy buns. That's their speciality.

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                      1. re: ieee488

                        I have never had a bad experience at Wonder Seafood.

                      2. China Star (in the Pathmark Plaza) has some seriously delicious noodles, both soup and stir-friend. Make sure you get the real Korean/Chinese menu though!

                        1. Since the discussion seems to have moved to pure talk of Chinese food, I have to recommend Sichuan Spring on Rt. 27 in Highland Park (right on the Edison border). Small place in a little strip by Raceway, the food is unbelievable. Better than Wonder Seafood, better than China Bowl, definitely better than Shanghai Park (I'm not a fan), and better than Seafood Empire (on Rt. 1 in Edison, reviewed in Zagat).

                          As for noodles, try the Dan Dan Noodles...amazing! Also, they have 2 menus, so make sure you ask for the authentic Chinese menu.

                          I live only a couple of blocks away, and it's home away from home for me. I always bring my NYC friends there when they come down. Enjoy it!

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                          1. re: goodcoldfun

                            I have gone to Wonder Seafood many times, including about 2 weeks after the Chinese New Year when the place was bursting at the seams and our table of 12 was the only table of non-Chinese. The owner is very friendly, and we are always greeted by him. I find the dim sum to be on a par with NY Chinatown. We always let the owner order for us and have never been disappointed.

                            1. re: Gabbeh

                              I just went here today for the first time! It was WONDERFUL!!!!

                            2. re: goodcoldfun

                              Wait where is this Sichuan Spring? are they takeout or eatin? do u know if they have traditional soup noodle dumpling?

                              1. re: nyebaby37

                                It's on Rt. 27 in Highland Park, right by Edison. Coming from Edison, you pass the Plainfield Ave. traffic light and the Duclos Lane traffic light. Then Raceway is on your right, and Sichuan Spring is 100 yards past there in a little strip on the right. From HP, you pass the traffic light at S. 11th and it's about 150 yards after the light on the left.

                                They have lots of tables, but they also do takeout. I don't know about the soup you mentioned. They do have a great noodle dish, though, called Dan Dan Noodles. Delicious chili sauce with pork....I also recommend the whole fish with bean paste and their chicken with garlic sauce.

                                The place is fantastic. Try it!

                                1. re: goodcoldfun

                                  its sounds yummy!!! my daughter is in NB and im in Wdge so we meet from time to time in HP. thank u.

                                  1. re: nyebaby37

                                    i was searching this site and saw your name on the first page i clicked on! lets meet up there (its nm)

                            3. You might want to try Noodle Gourmet on Easton Ave in New Brunswick. They have tons of soups and really fresh noodles, plus good bubble tea!

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                              1. re: 1specialgrl

                                Man I miss late night Noodle Gourmet binges after drinking in NB...they never seem to stay open late any more.

                                1. re: joonjoon

                                  There is a great DIM SUM brunch at Crown Palace in Marlboro RT 79 on Sat & Sun 11am -2pm..........They run around with all sorts of different carts the have all kinds of Super Chinese appetizer delicacies you only see in China town on them ranging from Assorted dim sum Stuffed Dumplings, Sticky rice, stir fried dishes cooked table-side, so many deserts too each cost $2. $3. $5.each & the tables have "Lazy Susans" to spin around so everyone in your party can try different things ...its realy fun. Check it out!