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Jan 28, 2010 07:20 PM

Soup dumplings in north central nj

Any recommendations?

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  1. Shanghai Bun on Route 34 in Matawan.

    1. 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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      1. re: foodismylife

        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?

        1. re: eleeper

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

          1. re: eleeper

            Another vote for Shanghai bun. Yummers.

            1. re: joonjoon

              Thanks all for the wonderful replies!

              1. re: johnlockedema

                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.

                1. re: nyebaby37

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

                  1. re: joonjoon

                    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.

                  2. re: nyebaby37

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

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

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

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              1. re: kNOwTASTE

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