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Soup dumplings in north central nj

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johnlockedema Jan 28, 2010 07:20 PM

Any recommendations?

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    kNOwTASTE Jan 31, 2010 11:01 AM

    Petite Soo Chow in Cliffside Park is without question the best in Jersey.

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      juman23 May 6, 2010 10:01 AM

      Grand Shanghai in Edison off Rte 1. Amazing for soup dumplings. And also get an order of the chive pancake. Incredible.

    2. Curlz Jan 30, 2010 02:04 PM

      Chengdu 23 in the West Belt Mall on Rt 23, right behind Willowbrook Mall has terrific long bao!

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        foodismylife Jan 29, 2010 09:56 AM

        on the weekends they have them as well as the dim sum carts
        don't forget to try the congee
        wonderful on a cold day
        nice noodles veggies and live fish tank
        invite me and i will help you eat
        pay by cash and ask for a cash discount
        they will be happy to do so
        byob also

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          eleeper Jan 29, 2010 11:45 AM

          No, the dim sum, congee, and live fish tank is West Lake, just down the road from Shanghai Bun. Do they have soup dumplings as well?

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            foodismylife Jan 29, 2010 01:16 PM

            they are at Dim Sum Dynasty in Ridgewood is what I am saying

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              joonjoon Jan 29, 2010 01:53 PM

              Another vote for Shanghai bun. Yummers.

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                johnlockedema Jan 29, 2010 07:32 PM

                Thanks all for the wonderful replies!

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                  nyebaby37 Feb 1, 2010 04:22 AM

                  shanghai bun is DIRTY! sorry, nothing positive to contribute only because i dont know of another place but i do know i def did not like SH BUN, -- help was nasty too, and would never return there! Ive been going to chinatown for many, many years, seen all types of joints.

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                    joonjoon Feb 1, 2010 07:34 AM

                    SHBun has redone their interior and it's much nicer now. Same menu and same prices.

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                      eleeper Feb 1, 2010 08:11 AM

                      Well, actually, the prices have risen. For example, soup buns went from $5.25 to $5.45, and pan fried buns from $4.25 to $5.45. In fact, pretty much everything on their bun and soup menu has gone up. They've also added a few items.

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                      sockster May 6, 2010 09:12 AM

                      Gotta tell you...Shanghai Bun is NOT dirty...it is AUTHENTIC however....

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              eleeper Jan 28, 2010 11:18 PM

              Shanghai Bun on Route 34 in Matawan.

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