Noodle Gourmet, New Brunswick
Was in the area early this week and had lunch with my son who's at RU. Wanted to try this place out (based on comments on the board) and it appears to be pretty good, though I was not 'into' (perhaps not as hungry as I should've been if I was going to eat out).
I asked one of the gals in line behind us what she liked and I ordered the Spicy Macao Chicken along with a Thai iced tea. Not a big fan of peanut based dishes, though I will eat them. I was going to order the Duck Noodle Soup before I asked one of the 'locals' or 'regulars'. My son had the Thai Lo Mein with chicken which I tried and liked.
This isn't a 5* by any stretch, but it was better than average Chinese food.
What should I look to in ordering the next time I'm visiting?
43 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
I like the egg noodle soup with pork and shrimp wontons. They will bring a bottle of hot sauce so you can make it as hot as you like. Yum! The prices at Noodle are very good, and (if you can find a parking spot) you could eat something different every day of the year. Actually, I have a friend who went to Rutgers and did just that.
Jake - it seems as though we don't share similar taste as evidenced by your incomprehension at my not loving your favorite pizza in Belmar, but ...
I eat at Noodle Gourmet about twice a week and I find their noodle dishes better than their rice dishes. They make a very good noodle with hot bean sauce and pork and a nice singapore chow mei fun, but the real star there is their rice cakes. This is a dish rarely found outside NYC (Momofuku Ssam's version with spicy sausage is excellent if you ever get the chance) and they make it very well. Their version is not spicy at all, but very flavorful and the round cut rice noodles are perfectly cooked.
About the only thing I've eaten there that I found lacking were their dumplings, but, as you know,I am a picky food snob.
Seal, I will overlook your unappreciation of Vesuvio's for what it is....
That notwithstanding, I do thank you for the recommendations and 'go to's'...
My son's lo mein was outstanding and fresh. I'm off to lunch, but parking's such a drag in downtown NB. Off to Four Seasons in South Plainfield for some Thai. You should try it. Same folks who own Pad Thai in Highland Park, with Four Seasons being the more indiginous Thai in my opinion.. you should try it (especially the Pork in Pepper Sauce)...simplistic and delicious.
And again, thanks for the recs.