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Soup Dumplings in NJ

Q Jean May 14, 2007 11:45 AM

I am having trouble finding recent reviews of restaurants in NJ (preferably in Bergen County or even Essex County). The older reviews I found seem to point towards China 46 in Ridgefield or John's Shanghai in Edgewater.

Does anyone have any updated reviews of the soup dumplings at either restaurant or even a new recommendation? I current go into the city to Chinatown for these.


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    Dcemont RE: Q Jean May 14, 2007 12:06 PM

    Hunan Garden (not 100% on the name and I've been there 100 times) on Rt. 46 E in Fairfield, across the highway from the Hertz rental place has awesome ones. It is a very authentic place. I am not a big fan of John's and China 46 are good though.

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      BrianYarvin RE: Dcemont May 14, 2007 12:47 PM


      If you're traveling to Manhattan, you might be better off traveling to central N.J. instead. In the Edison/Highland Park/New Brunswick area, there is a pretty large settlement of people from Shanghai and a number of good restaurants too.

      Try Grand Shanghai on Route 1, and Shanghai Park on Route 27 in Highland Park (less than 2 miles from each other) for a start. Both have been discussed heavily here.

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        RGR RE: BrianYarvin May 16, 2007 12:02 PM

        Just to note that Shanghai Park also has another location in Princeton.

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      nixienox RE: Q Jean May 15, 2007 12:35 PM

      Have you seen this thread? http://www.chowhound.com/topics/315124 Petite Soo Chow is a very good restaurant, with good service, too. Delicious dumplings.

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        Q Jean RE: nixienox May 15, 2007 03:26 PM

        Wow, thanks so much for the tip about Petite Soo Chow! Glad I now have options, but based on the rave reviews, will probably try this one out first!

        Thanks to everyone. Happy eating!

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          tommy RE: Q Jean May 16, 2007 12:25 PM

          Petite Soochow is a very good Shanghainese restaurant, but China 46's soup dumplings are markedly better according to many. very very thing skin, and very flavorful. Petite Soochow's are a bit thicker. i'd definitely try both places, though.

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